This week, you've got a few decisions to start contemplating, some exciting, some worrisome. A few of them include:
- Will you find out if it's a boy or a girl? You might (or might not) be able to see a tiny penis or vagina in an ultrasound around this week, so decide if you want to know.
- Will you do prenatal testing? If you're in a higher-risk category and decide to have an amniocentesis, it could be performed as early as next week, so you'll need to make a final decision soon. More basic screening tests, too, are in play, so talk to your doctor if you haven't already.
- Are you exercising? If not, you may want to start thinking about a prenatal-exercise routine, which is an excellent way to stay healthy and happy as you get bigger. If you're exercising already, talk to your doctor about any necessary adjustments as you start to show. Sometimes, changes in your body should mean changes in your routine.
Finally, a few things not to spend too much brain power on this week …