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    Your Pregnancy Week by Week

    Stage Detail 

    In this week, some cells will develop into the neural tube which will develop into the spinal column and the brain of your little one. Intake of good amount of folic acid is the best weapon against spine related birth defects Any deficiency in folic acid intake may result in congenital abnormalities eg.neural tube defects Your placenta hasn’t formed yet, so at the moment baby is getting nutrients from the Yolk Sac.  


    Pregnancy Symptoms 

    Your hormones are fluctuating, you might be experiencing some early pregnancy symptoms now. Here is what to expect- 

    • Sore breasts: You can’t imagine the way your boobs are getting bigger and your nipples are getting out more. They might also be feeling painful as your body gets geared up to breastfeed. Wear the best quality supported bra for firmness.  
    • Morning sickness: Say Hello to morning sickness! You might be going through the full effects of pregnancy symptoms now and the worst of them is morning sickness. Whether you’re feeling a little sick at the site of scrambled eggs, or you’re throwing up your breakfast, lunch and dinner, just relax and remember, this is one of the most common signs of pregnancy. If you are being sick, snacking small meals is a key to stay healthy.  
    • Fatigue: Fatigue can develop at any moment during pregnancy. This symptom is very common in early pregnancy. Your progesterone level increases, that make you feel dizzy and sleepy. Stay active and start some exercises in your daily routine if you haven’t done yet.


    Exercise and Physical Activity

    Now that your pregnancy is confirmed, staying active during pregnancy is good but some postures and strenuous sports should be avoided.  Exercises that have higher risk of abdominal injury or falling:- This kind of activities includes Skiing, Gymnastic, Ice Skating, Horseback Riding, Bungee Jumping, Basket Ball etc. These exercises create a jerky motion and should be avoided from now onwards till complete pregnancy.  Don't exercise on your back Avoid doing exercises on your back as it may slow down the blood flow to the fetus. This may also lead to hypertension which may affect your baby development. 


    Things to do this week

    • Congrats, it’s time to celebrate! Share the positive results of pregnancy with would be dad. 
    • Even if you are taking rich diet including minerals and vitamins, you could be missing some of the important ones such as iron, folic acid, calcium . Ensure these vital nutrients through  supplements.  
    • Now it’s time to work on savings plan and check out your medical cover.  
    • Include Potassium in your diet to maintain proper fluid balance. You can take potassium rich foods like Bananas, Bran, Avocados, Dried Apricots, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Prunes, Carrots, Lentils, Lima Beans, Peanuts, Peas, Sweet Potatoes etc.