Why is it important that you see me before you are even pregnant?
Because of weeks 5-8, before you even see the doctor!
During week 5 the baby’s brain, spinal cord, and heart develop. The gastrointestinal tract begins to form. It’s this time that the baby is most at risk for damage from things that may cause birth defects.
During weeks 6 and 7 the baby’s brain starts to form and take shape, tissue grows that will be the baby’s bones, the heart beats and blood pumps through the vessels.
Week 8 the brain is still growing and the lungs are starting to develop.
Now you visit your doctor and await direction on how to care for yourself and your baby.
Don’t wait to start your prenatal care when you are pregnant. Your weight, nutrition habits, social habits, stress, and environmental toxins all play a role in your ability to get pregnant, your pregnancy outcome, and it even sets the stage for your child’s future.
Get ahead of the game and be at your best. Your most successful outcome will happen when you have the best foundation.