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Your Pregnancy Weekly Guide:
By your 13th week of pregnancy, your baby's organs, nerves, and muscles have formed and are beginning to work together to help your baby grow.
She's already on the move.
Your baby might be moving her body in jerky motions as she flexes her arms and kicks her legs, but you won't feel her move for at least several more weeks.
Fresh or frozen fruits & and vegetables: They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron. Plus, they’re low in fat and are a good source of fibre.
Protein-packed foods: Foods such as lean meats, fish, poultry, dried beans, and peanut butter are full of protein, which is essential to your baby’s growth.
Fact: Different-coloured fruits and vegetables have different types and levels of nutrients and vitamins. As a general rule, try to vary the types and colours of fruits and vegetables you eat every day.
Unpasteurized milk products, including soft and fresh cheeses: Avoid feta, Brie, blue-veined cheeses, queso blanco and Panela unless the label clearly indicates that they’re made with pasteurized milk. Choose safer alternatives such as hard cheese made of pasteurized milk.
Fresh or frozen tuna, shark, swordfish, marlin, orange roughy and escolar: These fish could contain high levels of mercury and you should not eat more than 150 grams of these fish per month. Instead, eat fish that are low in contaminants, such as salmon and trout.
You might have another prenatal physician visit during the 13th week of pregnancy or very soon after. From this point until you are about 28 weeks pregnant, most of your physician appointments will follow a routine. Your physician will monitor:
Remember to bring your list of questions or concerns to each visit. If you have immediate concerns, discuss them with your physician right away.
Your baby is growing quickly. Remember to make healthy choices and get all the vitamins, minerals, and calories you need to support your baby's growth and development. However, in your 2nd trimester, you only need to add about 340 calories a day to your diet. That's equivalent to one 250-mL glass of skim milk plus a handful of almonds and a fruit, or slightly larger portions of your normal meals.
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