What prenatal care do I need during week 5 of pregnancy?

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During week 5, ask your doctor about whether it is safe to continue taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. You should also start taking a prenatal vitamin that contains sufficient folic acid and iron. Also, make sure you are eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Schedule your first prenatal appointment at this time.

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