How might my actions affect my baby during week 10 of pregnancy?

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By week 10, you're probably getting used to the kinds of healthy lifestyle choices that are necessary during pregnancy. Just because you're getting accustomed to it doesn't mean you can start paying less attention to your choices. At this point, your baby is much less at-risk for congenital problems but still may be harmed by environmental factors like exposure to harmful substances. Because of this, you must continue to avoid alcohol, tobacco (even secondhand smoke), and caffeine. It's also important to talk to your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications, since some - like acne medications and painkillers - may be harmful for your baby.

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