Its week 1 of your pregnancy and you are not even pregnant yet, but theres still lots going on. Find out about your first trimester of pregnancy.
Why should I take folic acid in the first trimester of my pregnancy? Find out all you need to know about week 2 of your pregnancy here.
Am I actually pregnant yet? Find out how your baby is developing in week 3 and get your first trimester pregnancy questions answered.
Is it too early to experience morning sickness? Dr Carol Cooper explains the changes occurring in your first trimester and in week 4 of your pregnancy.
What are the first signs I’m pregnant? Click here to find out and learn about week 5 of your pregnancy and your first trimester.
Is it okay to have a glass of wine now that I’m pregnant? Dr Carol Cooper answers your first trimester pregnancy questions here and explains whats going on at week 6.
By week 7 your baby already has a beating heart. Find out more amazing facts about your developing baby during your first trimester here.
Your baby may only be 10mm long in week 8 of your pregnancy but he is sending your body into overdrive with all of the pregnancy hormones racing around your body. Find out more about the first trimester of your pregnancy, as well as important advice on ca
Suffering with sore and sensitive breasts during your first trimester of pregnancy? Get advice from Dr Carol Cooper on what you can do at week 9 here.
What types of cheese should I avoid now that I’m pregnant? Dr Carol Cooper answers your first trimester pregnancy questions here and explains what your baby is doing at week 10.
Are antenatal tests harmful to my baby? Click here to learn about week 11 of your pregnancy and what tests to expect during your first trimester.
What are the symptoms of miscarriage? Dr Carol Cooper offers information and advice on first trimester pregnancy here, and what to expect at week 12.
Your baby’s bones are now starting to form, and your baby’s teeth are in place under his gums1.
Amazingly for week ten of your pregnancy, your baby’s internal organs have already starting functioning too, which is another reason for your frequent trips to the toilet as your baby’s kidney’s are producing urine1.
Not only will you gain weight during your pregnancy, but it is important that you do. For many women pregnancy is a chance to relax from years of dieting and careful eating.
It is vital that you eat healthy and nourishing meals throughout your pregnancy. Whilst this is not a time to eat for two or gorge on forbidden foods, it is important to listen to your body1 – so if you’re hungry, eat.
Eating little and often will not only help with morning sickness but it will keep your energy levels up and help with fatigue1.
• Oily fish is great for your baby’s developing brain, but avoid tuna as it contains high quantities of mercury, which is toxic for your baby1
• Stay away from soft cheeses like brie, blue cheese, camembert and some goat’s cheese, as soft cheeses contain the bacteria listeria which is harmful during pregnancy1
• Avoid pate, liver products and undercooked or raw meats, as well as seafood and raw eggs, which may contain salmonella1
Dr Carol Cooper, General Practitioner
Author of Pregnancy Essentials
1. Cooper, C., 2008. Pregnancy Essentials. London: Ryland Peters and Small.
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