Week 8 of pregnancy

Eighth week of pregnancy. The most important:

You are in the eighth week of pregnancy. It is the last week of the second month of pregnancy, that possibly has flown you between the emotion of the first moments, the sensation of the first symptoms, and the beginning of a new world (wonderful, without any doubt).

Week 8 of pregnancy (Week 6 of pregnancy).

During this week the heart of the future baby continues to beat very fast, and you can hear it on the ultrasound if you do it this week.

Ginger can be very useful in relieving nausea. You can also drink an infusion before getting up in the morning, and accompany it with a biscuit or wholemeal cake.

Have you had the first consultation with your gynecologist? If so, it is likely that this week you have the first appointment with your midwife (or matron). It will ask you many questions, but you can also solve all the doubts you have.

We are in the eighth week of pregnancy, and specifically, practically at the end of the second month of pregnancy. What time has passed fast? You probably feel some lag and that everything is going very fast too. Especially if you say that it's been 2 months (2 months!) Since you got pregnant.

Although it is true that, in fact, everything is going fast enough, it is also due to the fact that in reality they have spent less than 15 days of gestation. That is, even if you are in week 8 of pregnancy, your little baby is in week 6 of pregnancy.

This is due, as we have already explained at some other time, to the date that is taken to start counting the weeks of pregnancy. And with good reason, because although it tends to cause confusion, it is practically impossible to know when the baby was conceived, so it is taken as the starting date on the first day of your last menstruation.

The development of the baby during the eighth week of pregnancy

If during the past week the baby was around 12 millimeters long, and could even reach 15 millimeters at the end of the week (that is, 1.5 centimeters), during this week it tends to measure between 13 to 18 millimeters(that is, between 1.3 to 1.8 centimeters). A growth without any surprising doubt, do not you think ?. One could even say that it grows at the speed of light, since in a short time it will reach 2 centimeters and it will be perfectly visible on ultrasound.

It is the size of a small grape, and as we have been discussing, during this second month of pregnancy there have been important changes in the development of the embryo. For example, many of their organs have been formed, which have already begun to function, while others - as well as their primitive systems - will begin to develop throughout pregnancy.

His heart beats more regularly, compared to the first weeks, but for the moment it continues to do so very quickly: between 140 to 150 beats per minute. If we take into account that the normal heartbeat of an adult person oscillates between 60 to 100 beats per minute, we find that it is practically twice as much. But you should not worry: it is something absolute and totally normal, that will be decreasing and regulating with the passage of the months.

It already begins to make some spontaneous movements, but it is still so small that you can not even feel it. For example, it begins to shake what in the future will be its extremities and also its small trunk.

And, one more week, both his nose and his lips, eyelids and legs continue to acquire the shape they will have in the not too distant future.

Changes in women during the eighth week of pregnancy

One more week it is quite possible that the pregnancy symptoms become more evident. During the end of the second month, as you may have already been able to check, discomforts such as morning sickness, sensitivity in the chest and have the feeling of greater tiredness and sleep.

It is also possible that during these last weeks your appetite increases, and that even the clothes can squeeze a bit, especially in the area around the belly.

To alleviate all these inconveniences we recommend the following basic tips:

  • If you have nausea, the infusion made with ginger taken in the morning before getting up is a great help. Especially if you accompany it with an integral biscuit (it is better to be integral because during the first weeks it is common to appear with constipation).
  • If you feel discomfort and sensitivity in the chest it is advisable to use a bra or a slightly larger bra, which is more comfortable for you.
  • If the clothes start to tighten a little, although it is true that it may still be something soon, you can start to wear a little more comfortable clothes. For example, pants less tight and with elastic.

Another ideal way to relieve discomfort related to nausea, and especially with heartburn and heavy digestion, is Eat several times a day and in small quantities, which will help you feel less bloated. Also, do not forget to follow a varied and healthy diet, including fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, meat and fish well done and cooked, nuts and healthier oils (such as olive oil). This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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