Week 6

First ultrasound confirms a tiny gestational sac in the right place. Dream about giving birth to aliens. Note to self: No more scifi before bedtime.

Start folic acid supplements and mommy diet adjustments (aka no alcohol, no sushi or raw meat, no soft cheese. More calcium, iron and folate rich foods, Vitamins A and E, potassium):

Vegetables 
Carrots
Sweet potatoes
Pumpkin
Spinach
Cooked greens (such as kale, collards, turnip greens, and beet greens)
Winter squash
Tomatoes and tomato sauces
Red sweet pepper

Grains
Fortified ready-to-eat cereals
Fortified cooked cereals
Wheat germ
Red, unrefined rice

Protein
Cooked dry beans and peas (such as pinto beans, soybeans, white beans, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas)
Nuts and seeds (such as sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, peanuts, and peanut butter)
Lean beef, lamb, and pork
Shrimp, clams, oysters, and crab
Halibut, cod, rainbow trout, herring, sardines, rockfish, and yellowfin tuna

Fruit 
Cantaloupe
Honeydew melon
Mangoes
Prunes or prune juice
Bananas
Apricots
Oranges and orange juice
Red or pink grapefruit
Avocado
Kiwis
Guavas

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