Your baby's shifting body parts
Week 8: Toes and fingers develop, while the face gets more defined
When you're between 7 and 8 weeks pregnant, your baby's body parts and proportions continue to develop and change quickly. Here's what's going on during your 8th week of pregnancy:
Your Week 8 nutrition and health
Focus on wellness
As your body changes throughout pregnancy, it's important to adjust your exercise regimen and diet. As always, speak to your doctor about the right changes for you and your growing baby.
There are many things you should do more of throughout your pregnancy — from eating different foods to participating in new activities. However, there are also certain things you’ll want to do less of as well.
Most doctors agree that the consumption of foods and drinks containing caffeine should be limited.
Ask your doctor about how much caffeine you can have daily.
According to ACOG 2010 guidelines and the Position Paper of the American Dietetic Association and FDA, artificial sweeteners are safe to use in moderation. The list includes the following: saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame-K, and stevia. If you normally consume diet soda containing nonnutritive sweeteners, the caffeine content still needs to be considered.
Incorporate certain foods into your diet safely
Some foods can help you and your baby get the essential nutrients you need during pregnancy, but not all varieties are good for you.
In addition, you should also try to limit the following:
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