What is important to know during week 13 of my pregnancy?

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You should be thrilled to know that at the end of week 13, you've made it through the first trimester! Once you're in week 13, your risk for miscarriage is much lower than it has been. Although you may still be at risk till around week 20, most women have a much smaller chance of having a miscarriage once they begin the second trimester. To make sure that risk stays minimal, continue to eat healthfully and get all your necessary nutrients, especially calcium, iron, folic acid, and protein. It's also important to get moderate exercise - avoid anything too strenuous, but stay active to improve the health of you and your developing baby. Know that the new energy you're probably feeling will last for a while now that morning sickness is less severe and even completely gone for many women.

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