Here’s what you need to know about the eighth weeks for pregnancy health:
From the 7th to the 8th week of pregnancy, your fetus is about the size of a lemon. Frequent urination may be needed 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.
- Getting a metallic taste in the mouth or not understanding the taste of news,
- Nausea (morning sickness),
- Mood swings or frequent mood swings,
- Significant changes in eating habits, sudden cravings for new foods or aversion to favorite foods,
- The sense of smell is stronger than before,
- There is a tendency to get upset / cry over small things. These symptoms are caused by hormonal fluctuations in the body during pregnancy,
- Increased discharge for better pregnancy health,
- 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 with it.
Things to keep in mind:
During this time you should have your first pregnancy health check-up (antenatal appointment) and discuss with your doctor, health worker at the nearest pregnancy health center or trained midwife about how many times you should take this service during pregnancy.
How the fetus grows for pregnancy health:
From the 7th week of pregnancy, the fetus is called ‘fetus’, which means your unborn child.
At this time, the arms of the fetus are longer than the legs, because the upper part of the body grows 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). AMA 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 first part of the womb that is covered after conception is called the yolk sac.
Reference: Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor In-Residence of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.