How might my actions affect my baby during week 15 of pregnancy?

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In week 15, you may want to begin speaking to your baby. Talking to your baby is an important way to help build the mommy-baby bond. You're also likely to be feeling better and more comfortable about your pregnancy. Remember that what you eat affects your baby's development, so eating lots of fruit, vegetables, and lean proteins is a good way to ensure both of you are getting the proper vitamins - especially calcium, iron, and folic acid. To reduce your risk of bladder and urinary tract infection, avoid waiting to urinate. Holding your urine back can lead to a urinary tract infection, a problem to which pregnant women are particularly susceptible. To further reduce the risk for UTI, do not wipe from back to front or use douches. Asymptomatic bacteriuria is another problem that may occur; although it has no symptoms it can lead to a kidney infection. As many as 40% of pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria will get a kidney infection. If you have questions about how a particular activity may affect your baby during week 15, talk to your doctor.

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