Integrated Pregnancy and Newborn Solution Center
Your First Trimester
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.
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 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.
Headaches in Early Pregnancy Managing headaches is especially tricky in the first trimester when you should avoid many medicines.