Week 8 of Your Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at eight week are:

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Cope up with fluctuations in pregnancy symptoms

While most women experience a healthy and successful pregnancy, some women also have to undergo negative experiences such as a miscarriage, discovering that the baby doesn't have a heart beat, a missed miscarriage, etc. If you are going through this stage, it is important to understand the miscarrages or chemical pregnancies are more common than you know. Having said that, you must take comfort in the fact that in majority of the cases, this is an isolated situation and you are sure to have have a safe and healthy pregnancy the next time

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One sided pain in abdomnen

One sided pain in your admoninal area is quite common during early pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Your uterus is constantly expanding to accomadate the growing fetus. Hormonal and other bodily changes can also contribute to this pain. Sometimes, pregnant women suffering from indigestion and acidity often experience one-sided pains. These types of pains and cramps are completely normal. However, if the pain becomes completely unbearable, you may need to immediately consult your gynaecologist.

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Bleeding or spotting

Did you observe that you bled slightly? Don’t panic. While this experience can be scary, a bit of bleeding and spotting is quite common during early pregnancy. This happens because your to-be-baby is trying to borrow into the layers of your uterus so that it can find a home where it can grow. This burrowing can result in some spotting which is usually very light. If you experience heavy bleeding with clots, you may need to immediately see your doctor.

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Frequent urination

Multiple bathroom trips are common during pregnancy and happen due to the increasing blood volume in your blood, your ever-expanding uterus which puts pressure on your bladder, as well as hormonal disturbances. Make sure that you stay well hydrated during pregnancy, especially when you experience frequent urination. The chances of contracting urinary infections are very high during pregnancy and drinking a good amount of fluids helps you reduce the risk of contracting UTIs.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 1.6 cm.
Baby’s Weight: 1 g.

Baby’s Head

The head of your baby uncurls a little in the womb. Your baby now has longer arms than legs because the head and upper body is growing faster than the rest of them. It is protected in the amniotic sac & the placenta is getting ready to look after your baby by forming ‘chorionic villi.’ This will help the baby to attach to the wall of the womb. Your baby is still getting nutrients from the yolk sac and is now called a ‘foetus’ rather than an embryo.

Baby’s Intestine:

Apart from the external features that are developing , the internal organs are making progress. The intestines form and take up space in the umbilical cord. This is because there isn’t enough space in your baby’s abdomen yet. The intestines are working to carry waste from the body even at this early stage. Around week 12 the intestines will move out of the umbilical cord and back into the abdomen when there is enough space in your baby’s belly.

Others:

An upper lip is forming and a cute button nose along with tiny eyelids are forming this week. The eyes start to develop pigment. Genitals start developing too. Your foetus looks more like a human baby now.
Your foetus will have tiny webbed hands and feet.

Your changing body

Your uterus is streching and expanding to accomodate your growing baby. The result of all the expansion can cause you to experience mild cramping and is nothing to worry about. In case the cramping becomes severe, you need to consult your gynecologist immediately.

Most pregnant woman know that constipation as a pregnancy symptom occurs due to fluctuation in hormone levels. But some women can also experience diarrhoea as one of the early gastrointestinal symptoms of pregnancy and is not a cause for concern.

You must be feeling extremely tired and sleepy all the time. Getting up from the bed may feel like a chore. But remember, this is not laziness. Your hormones are all haywire and your body is working extra hard to nourish the little bean within you. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, taking quick power naps, and doing small exercises can help deal with this symptoms

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