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If this is your first pregnancy, you’re probably overwhelmed, exhausted, and feel utterly clueless. But before you start worrying, here’s everything you need to know about your pregnancy journey during your 8 weeks pregnancy:
8-weeks pregnant symptoms:
Congratulations! You’re almost done with 2 months of your pregnancy! During your 8th week of pregnancy, you’re likely to continue feeling the same symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Your 8 weeks pregnancy symptoms could include some or all of the following:
- Metallic taste
- Mood Swings
- Heightened sense of smell
- Tender breasts
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Morning sickness
- Food cravings
- Thicker and healthier hair
- White vaginal discharge
- Light spotting
- Slight weight gain
- Urinating frequently
- Difficulty sleeping
8-weeks pregnancy belly
At 8 weeks pregnant, you might start to notice a slight weight gain and a very tiny bump that looks more like you’re bloated than anything else. However, inside your belly, a lot is happening. While most of the major organs should be formed by 8 weeks, they will still continue to grow. Your baby’s legs are getting longer even though they are not entirely shaped into knees, ankles, thighs, and toes.
At 8-weeks pregnant, your baby is 16 mm long and is the size of a kidney bean. Your baby’s heart is beating between 80-180 beats per minute. By now, your baby can be called a fetus.
Pregnancy checklist at 8-weeks pregnant:
During your pregnancy, you should always keep a checklist to help you stay on track with what you need to do. At 8-weeks pregnant, here’s your pregnancy checklist:
- Now is the time to ask about exercising safely during pregnancy as it is important to stay fit.
- Take your prenatal vitamins and make sure you’re getting 400 mg of folic acid.
- Increase your vitamin D intake through food.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
- Refrain from smoking and drinking.
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Sources used in this article:
- Your Baby: Week 8 – Web MD
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Tips and More – Healthline
- You and your baby at 8 weeks pregnant – NHS
- Week by week guide to pregnancy – NHS
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