Your Pregnancy | Month 1

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Your baby by the end of Month 1

Weeks 1 and 2 of Pregnancy

Your pregnancy begins as your body gears up for ovulation and prepares for fertilization. Taking a prenatal vitamin with .4mg of folic acid is a good idea.

Week 3 of Pregnancy

As sperm meets egg, fertilization occurs and your baby-to-be takes form - as a tiny group of cells. Some women have reported a tiny bit of spotting called implantation bleeding, this light spotting is common, but be sure to contact your physician with any questions or concerns you may have.

Week 4 of Pregnancy

Your body is figuring out what is up! The blastocyst that will be your baby splits to form the placenta and the embryo, and the specialized parts of your baby's body begin to develop. Be sure to avoid environmental hazards. The first trimester is the most critical time for the formation of your baby.

This website provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.

Take care of yourself and your baby

The best thing you can do to have a healthy pregnancy and baby is to take care of yourself. Eat a variety of nutritious foods. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizers while on the go to help reduce your chances of getting sick. Also clean all dishes, utensils and surfaces when preparing your meals to avoid contamination of your food.

Avoid these during pregnancy:

  • alcohol
  • raw fish and seafood
  • some cooked fish that may contain high levels of mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), or other toxins that can be harmful to your baby (like shark, swordfish, king mackerel, fresh tuna, tilefish, mahimahi, grouper, and amberjack).
  • soft cheeses like queso fresco, Brie, Camembert, feta, goat cheese, or Roquefort can carry Salmonella bacteria (pasteurized soft cheeses are ok).