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Guide to Being 13 Weeks Pregnant

Some Things To Consider
Now's about time to start planning the nursery!
Now's about time to start planning the nursery!

Delivery is now just six months off, and you've got some new issues to think about -- or some older issues you just haven't gotten around to yet, what with all those bathroom breaks.

Just a few of the things you may want to consider during week 13:

  • You need protein and calcium.Right now, the baby is growing the stuff he or she needs to be whole and healthy. If you're a vegetarian or a vegan, in particular, make sure to talk to your doctor about suitable choices.
  • You can help yourself.For your own comfort, if you haven't done it already, increase your fiber to fight the constipation (if you have any) and decrease acidic foods to reduce any heartburn you may be experiencing. There's no reason to suffer more than necessary.
  • Nesting takes a while.It's probably time to start planning the nursery. It'll take a while to get it together, and you probably don't want to leave it to the last minute. You never know when that baby will decide to come out.

And since you'll need some extra brainpower to start researching cribs and those ever-important wallpaper borders, you might as well ignore the unnecessary stuff …