Week 8 pregnant……….What to expect this week

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What’s happening in week eight

How amazing…………! You are now officially just over half way through your first trimester. Just few more weeks to go before the end of your pregnancy first trimester which somehow, may not seem all that far away. You are now two months into your pregnancy and no doubt now feeling lots of changes physically and emotionally. Stay fit and healthy and it’s really important to be careful about limiting your exposure to any toxins, viruses or chemicals which could potentially harm the baby as it’s forming.

At a glance

  • Your baby is approximately two centimeters long now and in terms of fruits he/she is size of an olive.

  • Baby’s skin is still paper-thin, almost transparent.

  • Mother’s womb is already be twice its normal size, due to baby growth.

  • This week your baby can officially be called a fetus.

  • Your baby’s growth this week is concentrated on their brain and around 100 new brain cells are forming every minute wahoo.

  • At week 8 your baby is making little involuntary movements, though these are so small you won’t feel them.

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Your baby at week eight

Baby is about 2 cm in length and size of an olive. Major developments are still going on just that their tiny little fingers and toes will have formed, and their heart will be beating an amazing 160 beats a minute. And baby’s diaphragm which will enable your baby to breathe and hiccup is developing now. Until 20 weeks your baby is measured from the top of the head to the bottom of the buttocks. Your baby’s sex glands are starting to form when you are in between 7 and 8 weeks pregnant, but it’s still way too early to tell if your baby is a boy or a girl on ultrasound.

You at eight weeks pregnant

  • Still pregnant mother is facing some embarrassing pregnancy symptoms which ruled out some how in second trimester of pregnancy.
  • It’s no wonder if you’re feeling more hunger and thirst, all that baby growth needs the energy from food to support it.
  • Constipation may be your unwelcome friend this week. The large and heavy stool tends to get a little sluggish through pregnancy and the hormone progesterone has a slowing down effect. It will help for you to drink lots of fluids and make sure your diet is rich in fiber.
  • Early pregnancy signs such as nausea, intolerance or sensitivity to certain foods, vomiting and even heartburn can hang around for most of the day.
  • Lots of drooling makes you feel you constantly have to swallow. You won’t be at the point of needing to wear a bib, but it may feel like it
  •  Watch your oral hygiene, if you feel any issue make a dental appointment. Poor oral hygiene and gum disease is linked with premature labor as well as other complications. Try herbal or peppermint tea instead or sip on cool, iced water.
  • Skin issues are also ruling in pregnancy, you could be feeling a second bout of adolescence with an outbreak of pimples
  • You may find you are especially sensitive to the heat and want to strip off your clothing the first chance you get. This is as a result of the extra circulating blood volume in your body and the hormonal “power surges” common in the early weeks.
  • It’s vary to women to women that in pregnancy,some women gain a few kilograms in the first trimester and others lose weight, it’s purely individual.
  •  During pregnancy the neck of the womb and vaginal walls gets softer, and discharge increases so that possible infections can be prevented from travelling up the vagina to the womb. Just consult to your physician and midwife if any significant change to your vaginal discharge, as it can be hard to make a specific diagnosis otherwise.
  • You might be feeling really tired all the time and no amount of sleep seems to make a difference. This is such a common symptom of early pregnancy but by the end of the 1st trimester your normal energy levels will return.
  • Try herbal or peppermint tea instead or sip on cool, iced water.


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