Week 4: Time to think about stopping smoking, drinking and taking drugs that can affect a developing baby.

BirthWatch Tips
  • Think about your lifestyle and any teratogens (agents that can affect fetal development like smoking, alcohol, stress and drugs) you need to avoid. The March of Dimes website can help you find out about what to avoid and will have resources for help quitting drinking and drug use during pregnancy. March of Dimes
  • Essential fatty acids (Omega 3s) are critically important to your health and the health of a growing the baby. Purified fish oils, nuts, seeds, canola and sunflower oils and dark leafy greens are excellent sources. Aim to get 250 mg each day. The Mayo Clinic

Tips for Week 3

Tips for Week 5

BirthWatch Recommends:

Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During and After Pregnancy

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to get your diet straightened out for feeling your best and having the healthiest pregnancy possible. This book can help. No nonsense, practical and comprehensive.

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