How might my actions affect my baby during week 8 of pregnancy?

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In week 8, your doctor will remind you at your first prenatal appointment that you should keep paying attention to your lifestyle choices that may affect your baby. Nutrition is especially important at this point since you may be getting fewer nutrients than necessary because of the vomiting and nausea of morning sickness. Eat lots of fruit, vegetables, and lean proteins, and eat small, frequent meals throughout the day if that helps you keep food down. Taking supplements can help you make sure you're getting the proper vitamins -especially calcium, iron, and folic acid - but remember that supplements can't replace food. Get your nutrients from healthy food sources like green leafy vegetables, eggs, nuts, dried beans and peas, and whole-grain products. If you have questions about how a particular activity may affect your baby during week 8, 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.