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PREGNANCY WEEK 3: The Cell Division

Your Baby Is Still Just A Cluster of Cells.

The cells of the blastocyst are rapidly multiplying and developing into an embryo while the outer cells are reshaping itself to form the placenta that will be used as the main channel for oxygen and nourishments for the baby.

The amniotic sac is also starting to form during this week.

Your baby is on its way to become a embryo!

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You Will Start To Feel Tired All The Time.

By this week, you would start to feel fatigue as your body is beginning to prepare for pregnancy.

You may experience some emotional changes as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are being produce by the placenta to signal your body that you are pregnant.

The mother’s health is just as important as the baby’s.

Mother and baby holding hands.

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Protect Yourself From Sickness With Vitamin C.

For week 3, you can start stacking up on the Vitamin C.

Vitamin C helps in boosting your immune system and aiding your body to absorb iron.

According to some studies, a lack in Vitamin C increases the risk of Preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia usually happens around the 20th week of pregnancy and causes the mother’s blood pressure to rise suddenly. Preeclampsia can be dangerous for both mother and child.

Having adequate amount of Vitamin C can help prevent yourself and your baby from getting diseases during pregnancy.

A pregnant woman needs about 85mg of Vitamin C daily.

The first thing on your mind when talking about Vitamin C is probably oranges, right?

You are right!

Most citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C but if you do not fancy eating fruits; broccoli, mustard spinach, brussels sprouts, and kale are also high in Vitamin C.

Why don’t you give this recipe a try?

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Keep your mental and emotions positive!

Even though your baby bump is still nowhere to be seen yet, you are still carrying a future human in your belly.

The mother’s health is just as important as the baby’s.

Therefore, try to engage yourself in activities that keeps you happy, relax, and healthy like strolling at the park or listen to music.

Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.

Something To Worry About?

Within this week, you would notice that you had missed your period.

Although a missed period is not necessarily a sign of pregnancy, it is still one of the observable symptoms.

If you experience light vaginal bleeding or spotting during this week or in later weeks, it is no reason for alarm.

However, if the bleeding is heavy and is accompanied by cramps or sharp pain in your lower abdomen, do contact your doctor or go for a check-up immediately.

It may be a sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy which is when your baby has implant itself outside of your uterus.

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