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8 Weeks Pregnant

Development of Your Baby
In Pregnancy Week 8

The baby’s hands and feet are developing webbed fingers and toes.  Also the eyelids are almost covering his eyes. The baby’s breathing tubes extend from the throat to the branches of the emerging lungs. 

 Also during week 8, the baby’s tail is about just gone. The baby’s taste buds are forming along with the spinal cord.

In addition, the baby’s facial features start to develop such as the eyes, nose, and lips.

8 Weeks Pregnant: How Big
If Your Baby?

The baby is about the size of a kidney bean during the eight week of pregnancy.  The length of the baby is about 1.6 cm.

What Happens In Your Body During Pregnancy Week 8?

At week 8 of your pregnancy, you may not notice any changes in your body.  The most common noticeable change is developing larger breast because they are preparing for breast feeding. 

What Does 8 Weeks
Pregnant Look Like?

At week 8, it’s too early to start showing any belly yet. Many women do notice the enlarge uterus by pressing down in their abdomen. 

Pregnancy Week 8 Ultrasound Scan

At week 8, the doctor will perform a routine ultrasound. The ultrasound will let you view the nose, eyelids, ears, and tip of the nose.

You might be able to hear the baby’s beating heart during week 8.

Pregnancy Symptoms At 8 Weeks

You are still experiencing all the early symptoms of pregnancy such as morning sickness, nausea, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and vomiting.

The most common complains during week 8 are:

When To Call The Doctor

If you experience any of the following symptoms make sure to seek medical attention from your doctor.

It’s important to pay attention to these symptoms because they can lead to complications such as preeclampsia, ectopic pregnancy, and yeast infection.

  • Extreme dizziness
  • Increasingly loss or weight gain
  • Excessive headaches or migraine
  • Excessive nausea
  • Excessive vomiting
  • Having the cold and flu
  • Fever with temperature
  • Fever lasting over 24 hours
  • Passing blood clots
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Heavy spotting
  • Severe abdominal
  • Lower back pain
  • Cramping

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