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Week 8

At week 8th, you feel like you have achieved an important milestone. You have completed your 2 months journey of pregnancy, and you are only seven months away from delivering the bundle of joy to this world. The growth and the development of the baby rapidly continue at this stage. You might feel symptoms of pregnancy at this stage.

The size of the baby 
The size of the baby at eight weeks resembles a raspberry or bean.

Weight/height of the baby
The height of the baby at eight weeks is around 0.6 inches or 1.6 cms. The baby weighs around 0.04 oz. or 1 gram at this stage.

About your baby
The essential body systems are rapidly growing at this stage and even in previous weeks. The important organs of the fetus are rapidly 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 up but you are unable to identify the different parts of the legs at this stage.

The fetus enjoys 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 make you emotional and mentally depressed. You might feel anxious at this stage due to the rise of the pregnancy hormones. You will also undergo breast tenderness, frequent urination, stomach aches, and others.

Do & Don’ts 
• Pregnancy is a challenging phase, you need basic health support for a balanced lifestyle. You need 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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