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Pregnancy Week by Week: Week 8...

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Week 8

You’re now two months pregnant! The most important thing to remember during this week is to set up a prenatal visit with your health care provider if you haven’t already done so.

Pregnancy MomWhat Is Happening To Your Body


You may be experiencing pregnancy symptoms like nausea, fatigue, and sore breasts. If you visit your doctor for a prenatal visit, he or she will most likely confirm that you are pregnant, take some basic tests and measurements, and do a pelvic exam to make sure everything looks normal.


While you may be “eating for two,” go for quality, not quantity. In the first trimester, you don’t actually need any more calories than you do normally. However, some of your nutrient requirements have increased so continue to eat a healthful diet and take those prenatal vitamins.

Pregnancy BabyWhat Is Happening To Your Baby

Your baby measures just over 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) long from crown to rump, or roughly the size of a blueberry or kidney bean.

Your baby is slowly gaining a more humanlike appearance. Its features are becoming more visible; fingers and toes are beginning to form and eyelid folds, ears, and nose tip have become more developed. The arms are longer and may be able to flex at the elbow and wrists.


Internally, your baby’s digestive tract, including its intestines, are beginning to grow. Its heart is beating at a rapid 150 beats per minute.


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Ultrasound images courtesy of GE Healthcare


The clinical images and information presented in this application represent normal fetal growth during a typical pregnancy.  The images and information are to be used for educational purposes only  and not for diagnostic purposes.  Please consult a licensed physician regarding any specific questions pertaining to your pregnancy.



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