How might my actions affect my baby during week 9 of pregnancy?

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By week 9, you've probably talked with your doctor about healthy lifestyle choices that will keep you and your baby healthy. Continue to eat healthily, making sure you have a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins that contain the nutrients you and your baby need. At this point, your baby's still very small but is about to start gaining weight quickly. However, that doesn't mean that you should start gaining weight quickly - during the first trimester, most women should only gain about 5 pounds or so. Any additional weight may cause complications for you and the baby. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about how your weight may affect your baby.

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