Pregnancy and Newborn Library: Your First Trimester

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  • First Trimester

    A healthy first trimester is crucial to the normal development of your baby. You may not be showing much on the outside, but inside, all the major body organs and systems of the fetus are forming.

  • First Trimester Fatigue

    For many women, the extreme tiredness of the first trimester is quite a surprise. And it’s an especially hard transition for those who are normally go-getters with lots of energy.

  • First Trimester Screening

    First trimester screening combines fetal ultrasound and blood tests for the mother. It’s done during the first trimester of pregnancy, during weeks 1 to 12 or 13. It can help find out the risk of the fetus having certain birth defects.

  • Folic Acid for a Healthy Baby

    Getting enough folic acid can reduce the risk for neural tube defects (NTDs) and may also reduce the risk for other serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.

  • Headaches in Early Pregnancy

    Managing headaches is especially tricky in the first trimester when you should avoid many medicines.

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