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So much happening this week! But what’s up with that… tail? Plus, are you taking the best prenatal for you?
Your lil’ sweet pea is the size of, well, a pea. And she’s got a tail! But don’t worry, she won’t come out looking like a kangaroo; the tail disappears around week 8.
Still, there’s a lot of action happening in that tiny little body of hers. Although you can’t hear it, her heart is pumping away at over 100 bpm, which is twice as fast as an adult’s. Other vital organs are developing, too.
Early brain chambers have formed, and the main sections of her brain—called the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain—are established. Pretty smart!
Physically, you probably haven’t noticed many changes yet. You may have gained a pound or two—or lost a bit of weight, depending on how you're feeling.
And I hope you’re feeling okay, because for most moms, the road gets a little rocky in the coming weeks. Heartburn, constipation, exhaustion, nausea, breast tenderness, nipple changes. Sorry to break it to you, but some or all of those pregnancy symptoms start around now.
But don’t worry! We’re embarking on this natural pregnancy together, and I’ve got safe, natural remedies for all of the above-mentioned maladies that I’ll share over the coming weeks.
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One of the first proactive things you can do is get on a good food-based prenatal. If you are already, brownie points for you! :) This will flood your body with easily absorbable nutrients that will support your baby and you throughout your pregnancy.
But, which is the best one to take? There are a lot of prenatals out there, even food-based ones! So, it depends on which nutrients you are looking for and if you have any MTHFR mutations.
Check out this prenatal vitamin review post to see which one is best for you (plus, get the scoop on the MTHFR gene).
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