Article Courtesy of The March of Dimes
-Tiny limb buds, which will grow into arms and legs, appear.
-The heart and lungs begin to form. By the 22nd day, the heart starts to beat.
-The neural tube, which becomes the brain and spinal cord, begins to form.
-At the end of the first month, your baby is about 1/4 inch long.
-Your body is making lots of hormones needed to grow a baby.
-Your breasts are slightly bigger and sore and may tingle.
-You may have morning sickness. Try eating crackers.
-You may crave some foods or hate foods you usually like.
Prenatal Care Guide
-Visit your health care provider for your first prenatal care checkup as soon as you think you are pregnant.
-Take a multivitamin with at least 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid every day to help reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
-Ask your health care provider before taking any prescription drugs, over-the-counter products or herbal products.
-Stop smoking, drinking alcohol and taking recreational drugs.
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