How might my actions affect my baby during week 6 of pregnancy?

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Because your baby's organs are continuing to develop in week 6, your actions can have a significant impact. By this point, you should be focusing on an overall healthy lifestyle for you and the baby. Avoid substances like alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, since these may harm your developing baby. Your diet also affects your baby, so eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Nutrition is especially important at this point since you may be getting fewer nutrients than necessary because of vomiting and nausea related to morning sickness. It may be helpful to eat several small meals throughout the day to help fight morning sickness. Taking supplements can help you make sure you're getting the proper vitamins - especially calcium, iron, and folic acid. 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 6, talk to your doctor.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.