Get ready for your baby to grow
Week 4: Your baby has embedded in your uterus and is growing at an amazing rate
This is it — the week you'll likely miss your period and find out you're pregnant. Here's what is happening during your 4th week of pregnancy:
Your placenta's remarkable role
During the 4th week of pregnancy, the placenta, which will carry nutrients from you to your baby, begins to form. It's made primarily from your baby's tissues, with help from cells from your body. Here's a look at what it does:
Your Week 4 nutrition and health
How to start hydrating properly starting at your 4th week of pregnancy
The vegetarian mom-to-be
You can follow a vegetarian diet throughout pregnancy, and with careful planning you can get the nutrients you and your baby need. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, vegetarians might need to focus on protein. In addition, supplementation with iron, vitamin B12, and vitamin D is recommended. Check with your doctor to make sure that your prenatal multivitamin and mineral tablet includes adequate quantities of these micronutrients.
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