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8 Weeks Pregnant

Week 8 of Your pregnancy

How many months if you are 8 weeks pregnant?

If you’re 8 weeks pregnant, you’re in the 2nd month of your pregnancy. Only 7 months left to go! But do you still have queries in your mind?

In this blog post, you will get information that you need to know during this week of your pregnancy.

Baby of 8 Weeks Pregnant Woman

Size

Your baby is about the size of a raspberry. The length of the baby is 0.63 inches, and his weight is about 0.04 ounces.

His hands and feet have webbed fingers and toes. These extra tissues between fingers soon change into individual fingers.

Growth

Your baby is growing at a wonderful rate. Now your baby is expanding his size from blueberry to raspberry.

It’s hard to measure how big your baby is. Growth occurs at about the rate of a millimetre per day.

Spurts can happen in the arms, legs, back, and other parts of your baby’s body. Many changes are coming your way in the next few months.

Baby’s lips, nose and eyelids

This week, your baby gets his nose, eyelids, and lips. The embryo is now more like a baby than a reptilian.

Even though the embryo has webbed hands and feet, her teeny fingers and toes are just starting to set apart and her tail is almost disappearing.

Fingers and toes

The embryo has fingers and toes at this time, but they are webbed! Her hands are loosening at the wrists and meeting over her heart.

By now the baby has knees, and her legs may be long enough such that her feet gather in front of her body.

Heartbeats and movements

Your baby’s heart is also growing at a wonderful speed. His heart is beating at a remarkable rate of about 150–170 times per minute.

It can be twice as fast as yours. But, you can’t feel it yet.

Amniotic fluid

The amount of amniotic fluid in your womb is growing, and your womb is growing to make room for the baby.

Getting ready to breathe

Your baby’s respiratory system is developing at a good speed. Breathing tubes widen from her throat to the branches of her developing lungs. 

Nerve network

A system of nerves is distributed throughout the body. This makes further connections not only with each other but also with muscles and other tissues, as well as organs like the eyes and ears.

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Changes occurring with your body

Even though it is tough to observe any changes in your body from the outside, there are many changes occurring in your body from the inside. Many of the modifications are summarized below.

  • Your uterus is changing from the size of a fist to the size of a grapefruit.
  • The breasts are also altering their size, becoming tender and sore.
  • Another change is that your body has also increased its blood volume from 40 to 50%.

Symptoms during this week

Here is the list of the signs and conditions you will suffer from throughout this week.

Sore breast:

Your breasts may be bigger, heavier, and sore. This is because the milk producing lobules in your breasts are beginning to get bigger. These are prepared for breastfeeding, so they are good for you.

Tiredness

Fatigue and tiredness are most common during pregnancy. As the hormones are fluctuating, the body is making more blood for the baby.

So, take proper rest or sleep, making your pregnancy easy. Try to get to bed early or nap properly.

Morning sickness

Now, there is also a very challenging sign during your pregnancy, which is nausea, or morning sickness.

Nausea can be really overpowered this week. Keep hydrating your body and eating healthy snacks all throughout the day.

Sensitive sense of smell

With all these irritating signs of your pregnancy, an interesting symptom is also there: a supernatural sense of smell.

If an offensive odour is present, it can hit you with nausea. So it is best to avoid these kinds of smells.

Pregnancy cramps.

Cramping sounds normal to any mother during this week of pregnancy. The ligaments and muscles in your abdomen are stretching continuously as your uterus is expanding day by day during your pregnancy. Gas and constipation may also be the reasons for your cramps. In order to avoid minor cramping

  • Keep changing your position.
  • Take a relaxing bath in warm water.
  • Intake plenty of water

If the pain increases, you should go to your doctor as it may be an indication of complications in your pregnancy.

Constipation

Here is another very challenging situation for you: constipation. It normally happens with half of the pregnant women. The best way to deal with this condition is 

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat fibrous foods and take a water-rich diet.
  • Practice regular exercise.
  • Walk after eating your meals.
  • Avoid lying down right after your intake of food.

Spotting

Spotting is a very common symptom during pregnancy. It may be due to implantation or to an irritated cervix (including sex, as your cervix is more sensitive these days).

It may be a sign of miscarriage in this 8th week.

But spotting is just a few drops of blood, whereas bleeding is when you really need some kind of pad or liner.

So call your doctor if there is bleeding in your pregnancy.

Note: If you’re 8 weeks pregnant with twins, you may feel extra tired and sickened, since you’ve likely got a higher level of those pregnancy hormones required to create two babies.

Acne breakouts:

Pregnancy hormones can also be the reason for acne on your skin. Your body is releasing more oil or extra sebum, which blocks your skin pores.

Many acne creams or medicines are unavailable during pregnancy. So check everything with your doctor before taking any medicine or applying any cream.

To maintain your skin:

  • Take a good amount of water. 
  • Intake of water-rich food
  • Take fibrous food, which cleanses all toxins from your body.
  • Take antioxidant-containing foods such as spinach and green leafy vegetables.

Conclusion:

With this blog post, you will have sufficient knowledge about your baby size, and various symptoms when you are 8 weeks pregnant.

You can look at our next blog for your coming 9 weeks of pregnancy.

6 Weeks Pregnant

Week 6 of Your Pregnancy

6 Weeks Pregnant is how many months?

If you’re 6 weeks pregnant, you’re in the 2nd month of your pregnancy. Only 7 months left there. Still have questions? When you go through this article, you will know about this week’s symptoms and baby growth.

Baby at this Week

Size

Your baby is about the size of a sweet pea. The baby’s length is about 0.13 inches and his weight is around 0.04 oz. Now the baby’s shape is more like a tadpole.

Development

Your baby’s body is growing this week. By the end of this week, the baby’s size will have tripled in size.

Baby’s head

Your baby’s head is starting to grow, resulting from folds of the tissue in the bump. This head develops, which further results in the baby’s jaw, cheeks, and chin. This all sums up the beautiful and adorable face of the baby.

Heartbeat

Your baby’s heart is thumping with a regular rhythm. From now until birth, a baby’s heart will beat around 150 times per minute, which is almost double the adult rate.

Your baby is still motionless such that it is hard to catch a heartbeat with a doctor’s stethoscope.

But, you can observe it when you have an ultrasound in the next few weeks. It will appear as a tiny dot pulsating in the middle of the body. 

Eyes, nose, mouth, and ears

Some spots are dark in appearance. At these spots, the baby’s eyes and nostrils are starting to take shape. Now there are depressions on the sides of the head that develop into ears.

In the tiny mouth of the baby, the small tongue and vocal cords are starting to develop by this week.

Arms and legs

Your baby’s arms and legs start to develop as small paddles of your baby’s body. The backbone expands into a small tail that will fade away in a few weeks.

6 Weeks Pregnant Mother

Your Body

This week, you may have gained a few pounds. If you have morning sickness, there is a chance that your body may lose some weight (but it is normal during pregnancy).

There may be some changes in your body, such as clothes getting a little tighter around your waist, fuller legs, and breasts. With the pelvic test, your doctor will observe changes in the size of your uterus.

Frequent urination

There will be no change to the outer part of the body. But, inside of your body, there will be changes every time.

You will feel sick or bloated. Another challenge with this condition is frequent urination, which no woman wants in her life, especially when it disturbs her sleep overnight.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) level:

The pregnancy hormone hCG is responsible for an increase in blood flow to your pelvic region.

This can be good for sexual pleasure, but not so good for the situation when you are in a two-to-three-hour engaging meeting.

Your kidneys are now becoming more capable and efficient at the elimination of body waste.

In addition to this fact, your developing uterus is made to push down on your bladder, leaving fewer storerooms for urine.

Tip:

Always lean forward when you pee to make sure that your bladder is empty each time. When you think you have done it, pee again. This may help you go less to the bathroom.

don’t attract liquids. Your body needs a constant supply of fluids.

Heartburn and indigestion

Here is another challenge for you during your pregnancy, such as indigestion and heartburn.

The chances of getting rid of this situation are nearly impossible. Due to this condition, a band of muscle at the top of the stomach normally prevents digestive juices from relaxing.

Here’s the not-so-great news: the chances of getting through the next nine months heartburn-free are nearly zero. That’s because the band of muscle at the top of the stomach that usually prevents digestive juices from backing up relaxes.

Avoid wearing clothes that irritate your stomach and limit your intake of spicy and greasy foods. These can reduce your symptoms.

Measuring your embryo

During foetal and embryo development, practitioners determine your baby’s little crown to cute little rump.

It is hard for practitioners to measure the accurate length of your baby. As the baby grows, his legs or arms are bent.

 6 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

Many women at this point may not feel any symptoms yet. But, some other women may experience nausea from intolerance.

This is an early stage in your pregnancy, so either one or the other can happen.

Either you may be normal or you may feel some symptoms which are as follows:

Fatigue:

You may feel more tired than usual as your body is still changing in all aspects.

It may be in terms of physical, mental, or hormonal levels. You may feel exhausted because your body is undergoing many changes. You should get extra rest if you’re feeling tired.

Nausea:

There may be morning sickness, which can happen at any time of the day. And women who are six weeks pregnant with twins might have even more severe nausea.

It’s a good idea to search for foods that help to cure your stomach issues.

Sore breasts:

Your boobs could be hurting. This is because of increased blood flow in your body. Even at just six weeks, your body starts preparing for breastfeeding your baby.

Frequent urination:

At this stage of pregnancy, you will find yourself peeing more than usual. It is only because of the pregnancy hormone (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG), which is causing extra blood flow to the pelvic area.

But if you have painful urination or have the urge to go but are unable to, tell your doctor immediately.

These could be symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), which you’re more likely to get after week 6 of pregnancy.

Gas and bloating:

The pregnancy hormone progesterone could be the reason behind these troubles.

You can overcome this issue by drinking a sufficient amount of water and eating fiber-rich foods to avoid constipation, which further aggravates the bloating problem.

Mood swings:

This time, you may experience some emotional changes or mood swings. These emotional extremes are because of hormones.

Fatigue and fluctuations in blood sugar can happen. So, take extra rest and regularly eat healthy meals and snacks to keep your mood at a good level.

Cramping and spotting:

When you are 6 weeks pregnant, or anytime in early pregnancy, cramping and spotting are both normal.

These symptoms can make you worry about problems like ectopic pregnancy in these weeks and other types of miscarriage.

If the bleeding is heavier than your periods, you should call your doctor immediately.

Conclusion:

I hope this article is helpful for you if you are 6 weeks pregnant woman. You can get more information about the other weeks of pregnancy here.

You can also check the 7th week of pregnancy article for a better understanding.

5 Weeks Pregnant

Week 5 of Your Pregnancy

5 Weeks Pregnant means you’re in the 2nd month of your pregnancy. Here we are with only 7 months to go! Still have questions? When you go through this article, you will have all the answers to your questions.

Let’s check on the baby’s growth, your life this week, and many more.

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