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Week 8

At week 8,  you have completed your 2 months journey of pregnancy, and are only seven months away from delivering your bundle of joy!. The growth and the development of your baby continue to grow rapidly at this stage.

Size of your baby:

The size of your baby resembles the size of a raspberry or bean.

Height / Weight of your baby:

The height of your baby is around 0.6 inches (or 1.6 cm)., and your baby weighs around 0.04 oz. (or 1 gram) at this stage.

About your baby:

The essential body systems are growing rapidly at this stage.  The important organs of the fetus are continuously growing such as lungs, heart, kidneys, brain, and others. The fetus is now 1 cm long rather than the size of the lentil during the initial weeks. The limb buds have now lengthened but you are unable to identify the different parts of the legs at this stage.

The fetus receives its nourishment through the yolk sac. However, the placenta will later offer the essential nutrients to the baby. The head starts uncurling a bit at this stage while the arms appear longer than the legs. It offers an uneven appearance to the fetus because the upper part of the body is developing at a faster pace when compared to the lower body.

About your body:

The pregnant belly is still not visible at this stage, it takes around 12-14 weeks to have a slight appearance of the pregnant bump. The womb of the pregnant lady appears similar to the lemon at this stage but you’ll start undergoing symptoms of pregnancy. You’ll undergo nausea, fatigue, tiredness, morning sickness, and others. The pregnancy hormones will affect your emotions by making you feel more emotional. You might also feel anxious at this stage due to the rise of the pregnancy hormones. Other symptoms include undergoing breast tenderness, frequent urination, stomach aches, and others.

Do & Don’ts / Advice / Checklist / Tips 

  • Ensure to get basic health support for a balanced lifestyle, and remember to consume fresh fruits and vegetables with enough amounts of water to stay hydrated.
  • Start wearing a supportive bra at this stage as you’ll experience sore breasts during this phase and later on during the remaining pregnancy.
  • Visit your gynecologist in order to have a complete scan and essential tests related to the first trimester of pregnancy.
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