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Take a pregnancy test. Because you are probably only just pregnant your circulating levels of pregnancy hormone (HGC) will be quite low, you are more likely to get a positive result if you test your urine first thing in the morning one day this week. Remember, a positive result on a home pregnancy test means that you are pregnant you do not need any further testing to confirm this.

If you have a positive home pregnancy test result you can google a pregnancy calculator to find out what your baby’s expected due date will be!

Keep up with the diet and lifestyle recommendations from Week 1 & 2. Your baby is currently doubling his size every 12 hours so both you and your baby need good nourishment to sustain this rapid growth and development. You need a good protein intake during these weeks to help grow, not only a healthy baby but also a healthy placenta. Think about high protein snacks like cheese and crackers, raw nuts, poached or boiled eggs, spirulina shakes or smoothies as well as including low fat, protein rich foods in your meals. Staying healthy will also help minimize some the common discomforts associated with the changes that will be occurring in your body during early pregnancy.  This can be a good time to find out what foods pregnant women are advised to avoid. Some foods readily provide an ideal environment for bacterial growth and some forms of food poisoning can cause miscarriage. Check out the NZ Food Safety website – www.nzfsa.govt.nz for more information.

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