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8 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development

This week, hands and feet are forming tiny webbed fingers and toes. The tail that your little one has been sporting starts to disappear.

Tummy works. As the intestines form, a middle loop moves into the umbilical cord because there's not enough room for it in the abdomen. Even at this early stage, the intestines are carrying waste away from the body. A month from now, when there's more room in your little one's belly, the intestines will move out of the cord and back into the abdomen.

Live wire. If you could poke your baby's body, you'd see it react with a jerk. The developing nervous system is already communicating with the muscles.

Ultrasound At 8th Week Of Pregnancy

Shaping up - In the 8 weeks pregnant ultrasound, you would be able to look at your baby's body parts taking shape.

At 8 weeks pregnant, hands and feet are forming tiny webbed fingers and toes. The tail your little one has been sporting starts to disappear. Right now the embryo's shape is more cubical than round. Get ready to be overwhelmed when you see your baby's tiny hands and feet moving during the 8 weeks pregnant ultrasound.

Fetus at 8 weeks pregnant

8 Weeks Pregnant: Your Checklist & Symptoms

1. Getting good care

- It's time for your first visit with your healthcare provider, so if you haven't chosen a provider, do this now. Women who start receiving prenatal care in the first three months have smoother pregnancies and healthier babies than those who don't receive early care. Whether you pick an OBGYN, a family physician, a nurse practitioner, or a midwife, it's important that you're comfortable with his or her philosophy and practices.

2. Calendar watch

- Your visits are usually scheduled once a month until the last two months of your pregnancy when they will become more frequent until birth. Saving these dates for the antenatal appointments in your pregnancy calendar is necessary. These regular check-ups give you the perfect opportunity to ask questions and bring up concerns, so come prepared!

3. When to tell. It's a subject of much debate

- When should you share your exciting news with the rest of the world? Some couples tell close friends and family right away. Others choose to wait until they're past the first trimester when the risk of miscarriage is much lower. Some women prefer to wait until they're showing.

Quick tip: If you're experiencing morning sickness, try keeping crackers at your bedside to eat before you get up and aim for five or six small meals a day, rather than three large meals. You can also explore quick tips to avoid morning sickness during pregnancy when 8 weeks pregnant.

Frequently Asked Questions At 8th Week Of Pregnancy

1. 8 Weeks Pregnant is How Many Months?

You have completed two months of your pregnancy and you would be entering third month in your 8th week of pregnancy.

2. What can a fetus do at 8 weeks?

Your baby at 8 weeks has developed his nervous system and might jerk if you poke it. It has started developing its body parts like arms and legs, fingers, toes, bones and muscles. You might not be able to feel it yet, but your little one has started moving within its space now.

3. What should you eat at 8 weeks pregnant?

You should be strictly on a healthy diet now, cutting all kinds of toxic food like caffeine, tobacco or alcohol. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetable and avoid packed food. You should eat more of dairy products like milk, cheese, yoghurt, curd etc. Also make sure to include important vitamins and folic acid in the form of green leafy vegetables, lentils, pulses and cereals. Include a lot of water and juices in your diet as well.

Precautions & Tips At 8th Week Of Pregnancy

  • Find a physician, nurse-practitioner, or midwife you like and trust

  • Once you've chosen a provider, schedule your monthly prenatal care appointments

  • With your partner, plan how you’ll share the big news with family and friends

  • Start wearing comfortable clothes including maternity bras for adequate support to your tender breasts

  • Also, keep a close check on your diet plan and never miss your prenatal vitamins and medicines.

  • Get week-by-week expert tips on pregnancy to keep track of your baby’s development & to ensure well-being of both you & your baby during entire nine months journey!