How might my actions affect my baby during week 5 of pregnancy?

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Because your baby's organs are starting to develop in week 5, your actions can have a significant impact. You should start focusing on an overall healthy lifestyle for you and the baby. Avoid substances like alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine as much as possible, since these may harm your developing baby. Certain medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, may affect your baby, so talk to your doctor about whether you should stop taking any medications. Your diet may also affect your baby, so eat a diet full of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Also, make sure you're getting the proper vitamins - especially calcium, iron, and folic acid - through your food and vitamin supplements. You should get plenty of exercise so that you and your baby stay healthy. If you have questions about how a particular activity may affect your baby during week 5, talk to your doctor.

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