Our Pregnancy Calendar will help you find out how your baby grows and changes from a small group of cells to a fully developed baby ready to begin life.
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8 Weeks Pregnant
Your uterus has started to increase in size, but it is still unnoticeable. This can be determined by your gynecologist during check up and you can notice it when your clothes become slightly tight. Do not worry if you experience unpleasant symptoms: it is just your body adjusting to the pregnancy and starting to communicate with the future child.
You have probably already planned the first visit for prenatal counseling. But some doctors do not recommend early visits to a pregnancy counselor, at least not for two months after pregnancy. It can reduce the number of false pregnancies and mistakes associated with their detection. At your first visit, you will have to give many sample analysis and talk to a number of specialists.
|Urine analysis for presence of protein and human chorionic gonadropin|
|Diagnosis of blood sample for presence of iron, a Rhesus factor, the analysis on antibodies to measles.|
|Measurement of pelvis|
|Measurement of size of the uterus, presence of кист and joints, examination of cervix, uterus and cervical channel.|
Tiny fingers start to form on the rudiments of hands and legs but the hands themselves already start to be bent in elbows and wrists. Ear shells are starting to form on both sides of the neck, upper lips and nose are taking shape also. Eyes still are very widely planted, but they already have eyelids on them. The intestines become so long that sometimes they even move down to the area of umbilical cord: it is a so-called physiological hernia.
The baby already looks like an adult person. The heart starts beating; the stomach produces special enzymes and kidneys start to function. Muscles contract according to the impulses sent by the brain. A baby’s Rhesus factor can be determined by a blood sample. Fingers and joints were generated. The baby’s face acquire its own features, the mimicry starts to reflect that things that occur environment surrounding it. His body reacts to touching.
|Embryo has become a fetus; now it can be called a baby.|
|The main internal bodies have formed by they are still in embryonic stage and don’t take the final position inside the body.|
|The face has taken shape: there is a tip on the nose and nostrils and a mouth have taken form. There is already a tongue.|
|Internal ear takes shape.|
|Fingers are formed but they are still clinched together by the membrane.|
|Postcranial part of the brain is clear.|
|Hands and legs have become longer, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees are formed.|
|The fetus is quite active but you still don’t feel it yet.|
Embryo length and weight
Length from crown to sacrum approximately 0, 4331 inches. Embryo is the size of a strawberry now.
Weight - approximately 0, 0529 ounces.