Eighth week of pregnancy And pregnancy symptoms

The eighth week of pregnancy

Here’s what you need to know about the eighth week:

From the 7th to the 8th week of pregnancy, your fetus is about the size of a lemon. Frequent urination may be required during this time as the growing uterus puts pressure around your bladder. 

You may feel tired at this time It may feel like breast pain or increased breast size.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Getting a metallic taste in the mouth or not understanding the taste of the news, 
  • Nausea (morning sickness), 
  • Headaches, 
  • Mood swings or frequent mood swings,
  • Significant changes in eating habits, sudden loss of appetite for new foods or distaste for favorite foods,
  • Olfactory intensity,
  • There is a tendency to get upset / cry over small things. These symptoms are caused by hormonal fluctuations in the body during pregnancy,
  • Increased amount of diarrhea,
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, such as period pain,
  • Feeling of discomfort or bloating. 

In the meantime, it has been almost two months since your period stopped. However, in some cases, there may be some bleeding during pregnancy Be sure to tell your doctor, health worker at the nearest health center or trained midwife about any bleeding during pregnancy, especially if the bleeding is regular and you feel abdominal pain.

Things to keep in mind:

During this time you should have your first pregnancy check-up (antenatal appointment) and discuss with your doctor, health worker at the nearest health center or a trained midwife about how many times you should take this service during pregnancy.

How the fetus grows :

From the 7th week of pregnancy, the fetus is called ‘fetus’, which means your unborn child.   

During this time, the arms of the fetus are longer than the legs, because the upper part of the body tends to grow faster than the lower part. Although the legs increase with time, the different parts of the legs are still not understood differently. The knees, ankles, thighs and toes take some more time to develop. 

The fetus is located inside the amniotic sac (a clear but strong sac filled with watery fluid). Amra or flower (placenta) continues to develop by creating structures to attach to the uterine wall.  

Even at this time, the fetus receives its essential nutrients from the yolk sac. The part of the womb that is first seen after conception is called the fetal yolk sac.

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