8 Weeks of Gestation

Your 8th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. According to fetal development, the eyelids, upper lip begin to appear, the ears take on a more familiar shape.
  2. Your baby grows clearly and it is very important that mom is taking folic acid to help her baby grow healthy.
  3. The baby moves a lot inside the mother’s womb, but it is not possible to feel it yet. There is a large space between the uterine wall and the fetus.
  4. Does it look like you ran a marathon? It’s normal! Cramps, back pain and heaviness in the legs appear with everything!
  5. So it is very common to see pregnant women complaining of pain in the legs and back and of course, abdominal pain that looks like menstrual cramps.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 8 WEEKS OF GESTATION

Yes, your baby grows and develops every day! According to fetal development at 8 weeks of gestation, the eyelids, upper lip begin to appear, the ears take on a more familiar shape. The dental buds are also appearing and the blood vessels can be easily seen through such thin skin.

With 8 weeks of pregnancy your neck is already more erect, your fingers are already individual and the tail no longer exists! Now it measures about 1.6 cm and is about the size of a peas bean. Your baby grows clearly and it is very important that mom is taking folic acid to help her baby grow healthy .

In an ultrasound at this stage it is possible to see the little hands quickly pass by the face and the neck. At 8 weeks he already has real hands and can even sketch a little finger in his mouth. Exciting to see this scene!

The baby at 8 weeks of gestation moves a lot inside the mother’s uterus, but it is not possible to feel it yet . There is a large space between the uterine wall and the fetus. It will only be possible to feel when the baby leans against the uterine wall. Your movements will be perceived through the nerve endings contained therein. However, Mom can swear to feel something, this is due to the movements of the uterus itself and even the gases!

How is Mom Feeling …

Mom’s body is showing more and more pregnancy every week. If you are feeling bad with many nausea , ask your gynecologist to prescribe a medicine that can help with this discomfort or maybe opt for an anti-nausea bracelet . I have heard a few times that salt and water crackers make sickness lessen . I tried it a few times and it worked, who knows, it might work with you too.

In fact, speaking of a doctor, if prenatal care has not started yet, do not waste any more time, make your appointment as soon as possible! Prenatal care is essential for the health of the mother and child and is even better when done since the beginning of pregnancy .

After 8 weeks are your prenatal exams ready? It is possible to notice some changes in the tests, but do not worry if the Igg of the toxoplasmosis test is positive. This indicates that you are immunized against the disease. Rubella is the same! If you are still unsure, talk to your doctor as soon as possible to clear up any concerns that may arise.

Does it look like you ran a marathon? It’s normal! The cramps, back pain and heaviness in the legs appear with everything! This is due to the hormonal discharge that your body is suffering. To loosen the abdominal ligaments, the body makes a hormone that makes all muscles sensitive.

So it is very common to see pregnant women after 8 weeks of gestation complaining of pain in the legs and back and of course, abdominal pain that looks like menstrual cramps. However, if the pain is very severe, it is worth remembering that she should see a doctor to check what is happening beyond expectations. Don’t forget to ask your doctor for a type 1 urine test if you haven’t already.

External factors…

When I was pregnant I loved to see reports and ultrasound done by other moms, to see how the fetal development was. So I was a little closer to the reality that was happening inside me. I believe that you also have this curiosity, so be delighted by watching the video above that shows a little of this mystery that is the fetal development of our beloved babies.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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