Week 8 | Month 2

Congrats! You have successfully completed 2 months of pregnancy.

Baby’s Growth

The baby is growing fast with the formation of tiny eyelids, button nose, fingers and toes. This week, your baby’s embryonic tail disappears and the development leads to fetus form. Now your little buddy takes a human-like form and getting ready to charm you in approximately 32 weeks. All the organs, nerves & muscles begin to function; eyelids develop to cover the eyes and the webbed appearance of the feet slowly changes. Your little one develops taste buds this week.

Baby's Weight

This week, the ideal weight of the baby is approximately 1.1 grams (0.04 oz).

Mother's Heath

Although there is no visible bump, your uterus has increased twice its original size and presses down the urinary bladder to cause frequent urination. By now, your breasts may have increased in size and require a bigger bras to provide support. Morning sickness and fatigue might exhaust you so listen to your body and get enough rest to revive your body and mind.

Pregnancy Symptoms

This week, most pregnant women experience strong morning sickness, a condition that prevails all day and night. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache and fatigue which are more common in the eighth week. According to some scientists, morning sickness is a sign of baby’s good health and usually disappears at the end of first trimester (Week 13). Some women also experience increased vaginal discharge, heightened sense of smell, bloating, heartburn, indigestion and constipation.

Pregnancy Tips
  • Add more fiber rich food to your diet to fight constipation. Consumption of fruits fights both morning sickness and constipation as it improves digestion.
  • Try to eat often but little at a time. This will keep your food craving, nausea and vomiting under control.

If you experience severe morning sickness, it is necessary to consult your gynecologist.


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