Week 5: Time to think about coping with nausea and vomitting during early pregnancy.
Thinking of conceiving? Start taking prenatal vitamins with 800 micrograms of folate or folic acid before you are pregnant to insure you have adequate levels before you conceive a baby. Having adequate levels of this nutrient helps insure your baby won't have neural tub defects and can help prevent premature delivery.
March of Dimes
Congratulations on your new pregnancy! Now is the time to gather the resources and people you need make smart, informed decisions. Think about who or what will help: Your partner? Your family? Friends? Health care provider? Books? Classes?
Think about taking an early pregnancy class to help you understand prenatal choices. Midwives, birth centers and birth doulas, baby stores and hospitals offer early pregnancy classes to newly pregnant women. Education! When you know better, you do better. (Maya Angelou)
You may begin to feel more nausea as the placenta develops further. Try eating several small meals instead of 3 large meals and make sure you're eating some protein at every meal. Try ginger or peppermint to calm the queasiness.
The Mayo Clinic