You & Your Baby

Changes you & your baby will go through during pregnancy

Parental Care

Do:

~Get enough sleep

~Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated

~Wash hands

~See your doctor regularly

~Eat healthy foods

~Get seasonal flu shot if you are pregnant between March-July


Don't:

~Smoke or drink alcoholic beverages

~Avoid exposure to toxic substances and chemicals such as certain cleaning products

~Protect against food born illnesses


Nutrition:

~Eat healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and calcium-rich foods

1st Trimester

Baby:


♥Nervous system has begun to form

♥Heart begins to form along with other organs

♥Arm and leg buds begin to develop


Mother:


♥Missed period

♥Tender, swollen breasts

♥Cravings

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2nd Trimester

Baby:


♥Begins to move and kick

♥Can hear and swallow

♥Eyebrows, eyelashes, fingernails, and toenails have formed


Mother:


♥Swelling of the ankles, fingers, and face

♥Back, abdomen, groin, or thigh aches and pains

♥Stretch marks on your abdomen, breasts, thighs, or butt

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3rd Trimester

Baby:


♥Eyes can open and close

♥Bones are soft but fully formed

♥Organs are capable of functioning on their own


Mother:


♥Tender breasts, which may leak a watery pre-milk called colostrum

♥The cervix becomes thinner and softer in a process called effacing

♥Contractions, which can be a sign of real or false labor

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