View video transcript. Welcome to week five of your pregnancy, the beginning of your second month hey - only seven more to go! Your pregnancy is still new, but that embryo inside of you is growing fast and furious… from the size of a poppy seed last week to as big as an orange seed right now — around one-twentieth of an inch long. Wondering what your growing baby looks like now?
Your Baby at Week 5
Jump to content. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins your body needs for good health. Getting enough of this vitamin prevents folic acid deficiency anemia. It also prevents certain birth defects. Although the recommended amount of folic acid for all adults is mcg a day, many doctors recommend higher amounts for women who are able to get pregnant. This is because folic acid plays a big role in preventing birth defects. Women who don't get enough folic acid before and during pregnancy are more likely to have a child born with a birth defect, such as:. Pregnant women footnote 2. Breastfeeding women footnote 2.
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In this session you will learn about two very important techniques for emergency care of the pregnant woman who is either:. This study session is preparation for the practical skills training in both these techniques, which you will receive during an attachment in a health centre or hospital. Here we introduce you to the equipment you will need, and describe how to start and maintain IV fluid therapy and how to catheterise the bladder of the pregnant woman. You will also learn to follow infection control procedures while performing these techniques. Before you begin either of these techniques, explain to the woman in local language what you are going to do and why she needs this procedure. Tell her that as soon as you have finished doing it, she must go to the higher health facility for further treatment. Make sure that transportation is being arranged while you are setting up the IV fluid therapy or bladder catheterisation. SAQs SAQ A pregnant woman who is haemorrhaging will rapidly develop a state of shock; unless you take action quickly she will soon become unconscious and die.