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- Aren’t sure if you’re getting enough fluids? Check the color of your urine; it should be lightly colored. If it’s dark, it’s time to drink!
- Feeling tired? An increase in the levels of a hormone called progesterone may be what is making you feel so fatigued lately. And you’re not alone if your breasts are feeling tender or sore; by week eight, these hormonal changes are helping to prepare your body for lactation.
- As far as drinking caffeine in your pregnancy, check with your care provider to see what he or she recommends. Some providers believe one cup of coffee a day is fine, while others may prefer you to avoid caffeine completely. Studies aren’t conclusive about the effects of caffeine on your baby, but it’s also best to err on the side of caution when you can. And if you have a cat, steer clear of the kitty litter!
- And finally, whether this is your first pregnancy or your fifth, if you have any concerns about anything, be sure to share them with your doctor. There is no such thing as a stupid question!