2 months pregnant

Your journey has just begun, and it definitely has some set of challenges. As much as the initial months are demanding, they are equally exciting for both the parents. So, embrace the feeling of soon becoming a parent without any worries, as your 2 months pregnant baby's size has grown to about 0.25 inches. We've curated a guide to help you ease in the second month of your pregnancy – read on to know!

2 Months Pregnant Symptoms

Some commonly experienced symptoms of pregnancy in the second month are:

Morning sickness

You may experience nausea and vomiting at any time of day, and not just in the morning. Try maintaining a balanced diet, eating smaller, more frequent meals, and staying away from oily and spicy foods. After waking up, eat some plain crackers to regulate your blood sugar levels. Stay hydrated, sip ginger tea, and try resting as much as you can throughout the day to ease the queasy feeling.

Mood changes

You might notice that you are being a bit more emotional than usual. This is due to a surge in the levels of your pregnancy hormones that lead to sudden wild shifts in your emotions. Your moods might be on a roller coaster, going up and down based on what you're feeling physically or mentally.

Food aversions

Not able to stand the foods and smells you once enjoyed? Relax! It's just the pregnancy hormones messing with you. You will soon get back to those foods by the second trimester. Until then, try eating bland foods. You can always compensate for the nutrients with substitute food – for example, if you aren't able to eat spinach, try apple or another iron-rich veggie. Speak to your doctor for healthy alternatives so that you don't lose out on the vital nutrients.

Indigestion and heartburn

The valves connecting your oesophagus and stomach are relaxed due to pregnancy hormones. As this happens, the stomach acid tends to leak into the oesophagus, leading to heartburn and indigestion. It is best to skip spicy and fried foods for some time, especially if you usually suffer from heartburn.

Constipation

Slow digestion caused due to progesterone can lead to constipation. This can also happen due to prenatal vitamins containing a lot of iron. Try staying hydrated and active.

Bloating

Although bloating is a common symptom of PMS, it is also quite common in early pregnancy. So, if your bottom wear is now fitting you a little bit tighter than usual, you know whom to blame. (Pregnancy hormones!)

Fatigue

As being pregnant takes a lot of energy, it is totally okay to feel exhausted or more sleepy than normal. Try getting as much rest as possible, even if it means skipping that TV time. Eating a healthy diet and practising moderate exercise can help provide a little boost of energy. Worry not! The next trimester might see a surge in your energy levels.

Fetal Development at 2 Months Pregnant

At 2 months pregnant, your baby's eyelids have formed but will be fused shut until the end of the second trimester. A tiny nose, ears, and mouth will now start developing. At this stage, her lungs and throat will connect via breathing tubes. Her tiny heart is now beating at around 15p beats per minute.

Embryonic development

The amniotic sac of the embryo has now been developed and is filled with amniotic fluid. It provides a cushioning effect to your tiny one, protecting him until birth.

Your 2 months baby in the womb will now be the size of a raspberry. Your little embryo will soon graduate to a foetus officially by the end of the 8th week or 2nd month.

Precautions & Tips at 2 Months Pregnant

Although being two months pregnant will have uncomfortable moments, you can still ease into those with the following suggestions:

  • Make best friends with cotton - Increased pregnancy hormones can cause your breast size to increase. Choose a cotton bra as it will provide the right support to the tender and sensitive breasts.

  • Prevention is better than cure - Wash your hands regularly and properly with soap and water before eating or cooking. When outdoors, keep your hands clean by using a sanitiser. It is best to avoid crowded places to prevent falling sick.

  • Cravings vs heartburn - Craving certain foods, but heartburn comes in your way? We feel you! Although you can give into certain food cravings, it is best to avoid foods that cause heartburn or indigestion. Chocolates, mustard, citrus juices, and fried foods can aggravate your morning sickness.

  • Eating on time is the key - It is important that you eat regularly on time and not skip any meals. Regularity in your meal timings helps keep your body informed and also helps you time the activities properly. Including fibrous foods in your diet and staying hydrated minimises the chances of constipation, setting your bowel movements cycle.

  • Pregnancy skin care routine - Just like your body, your skin is prone to dehydration, too, during pregnancy. Therefore, use moisturising gels, bath oils, and face wash instead of regular bath soaps. If you have been using any chemical-infused creams for treating skin conditions, talk to your doctor and opt for natural alternatives.

  • Rest, rest, and rest - With so many changes happening within your body, you need a lot of rest. Ample rest and a calm mind will help keep your stress levels low and continue your baby's development properly.

  • Exercise and stay fit - There might be times in a day when you don't feel nauseated. You can practise some light exercises that will help make you feel energetic. You can also continue any pregnancy-safe exercise from your workout routine that you did before pregnancy.

  • What's in the diet? - At around 8 or 9 weeks pregnant, your morning sickness will be at its peak, so you may actually struggle in keeping up your diet. So, eat whatever you are able to eat (unless it's extremely unhealthy and forbidden for pregnancy). For example, if you can eat mostly plain white bagels with cream cheese over green leafy vegetables, then be it. What's important is that you get ample energy and strength at this point. Don't skip your prenatal vitamins no matter what!

Advice for Partners

Both partners play an equally important role in pregnancy. So, as a partner, here's how you can help your spouse and be there for her throughout the journey:

  • Start an after-dinner or early-morning walk routine with your partner to help her get some exercise. This will also help you both spend quality time together. It will also help you both de-stress.

  • If the mom-to-be chooses rest over exercise at 2 months pregnant, then let her be. Do not force her for exercise or walks.

  • Make sure that your partner is eating a balanced and healthy diet that is also tasty at the same time.

  • Go grocery shopping together, as this will help you understand the vegetables and foods that are bought. Moreover, it will also help you pay attention to the ones that provide the vital nutrients.

  • One of the common challenges for the mom-to-be would be food cravings and mood swings. Make her feel loved and support her throughout the pregnancy. This will help make her feel better and keep her stress levels at bay.

  • Create a safe and caring environment for the baby and the mother.

Track your baby's development with our month-on-month expert tips on pregnancy.

Second Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Early pregnancy appointments: Keep all of your prenatal appointments to make sure you’re staying healthy and progressing well. As early as this month, and often at your first appointment, your healthcare provider will be able to hear the fetal heartbeat.If you are expecting twins or more there will be more than one heartbeat.

  • Follow a healthy diet: Your provider will be able to advise you on a nutritious and healthy pregnancy diet, and answer any questions you may have.

  • Pregnancy emotions: At two months pregnant, your emotional life might be a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Seek out a support group or speak to understanding loved ones about how you’re feeling.

  • Calculate your due date: If you haven’t yet calculated your due date, head over to the Pampers Due Date Calculator tool to find out when to expect your little one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the signs of 2 months pregnant? Some of the 2 months pregnant signs include nausea, vomiting, constipation, fatigue, bloating, sore breasts, mood swings, and food cravings and aversions.

  2. Can you feel a baby at 2 months? No, you will not be able to feel your baby move or kick until 18 weeks or later. However, there will be unnoticeable movements, including the beating of your baby's heart inside your womb at 2 months pregnant.

  3. What is the size of a baby at 2 months pregnant? At 2 months pregnant, your baby will be of the size of a raspberry of about 0.25 inches.

  4. What foods should I stay away from this month? At 2 months pregnant, it is best to avoid foods like fish and seafood high in mercury (swordfish, bigeye tuna, king mackerel, etc.), undercooked or raw seafood and meat, raw eggs, unpasteurised dairy products and fruit juices, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, caffeinated drinks, and processed junk foods.

  5. How much weight will I gain by the second month of pregnancy? Weight gain during pregnancy depends on several factors like your BMI before pregnancy, your appetite, the symptoms you experience, etc. However, weight gain around 0.9 to 1.8 kgs is considered to be normal.

You can begin this beautiful journey on the right note and continue toward a healthy pregnancy by keeping in mind the right tips and taking proper precautions.