Folic Acid, Alcohol, Pregnancy Weight

The Run-up: Week 5

Your blastocyst just recently reenacted the Apollo moon landing in your partner’s uterus, but, like, if the moon were made of blood and the grain-of-sand-sized lander became permanently attached to it. Your little Neil Armstrong starts to grow important stuff this week, including the primitive tubes and masses that will become the lungs, brains, and heart which’ll start pumping.

Your Partner: Could start experiencing baby brain. Don’t feel sad if she keeps forgetting your name.

Here’s everything that you should know for this week. (You can also look back to Week 4 or skip ahead to Week 6)

The Best Sources Of Folic Acid For Your Pregnant Partner

The CDC is pretty clear that folic acid (or folate) is crucial for prenatal development. Here are the best sources to help everything grow just right.
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Can Pregnant Women Drink Wine During Pregnancy (Or Any Alcohol, Or Caffeine)?

Guidelines from the American Congress Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists, American Pregnancy Association, American Academy Of Pediatrics, and CDC.
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Why Dads Gain Pregnancy Weight And How To Prevent It

As a dad, you will gain pregnancy weight, too. Check out the top reasons why this happens and the best ways to prevent the extra pounds.
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