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In this article you will find:
  • The development of your baby
  • Changes in your body
  • How do you feel?
  • Your 8 weeks of pregnancy:
  • The progress of the baby from 8 weeks:
  • Enjoy your 8 weeks of pregnancy!
  • Tips
You already have 8 weeks of pregnancy, the heart of your baby beating strong and you start to feel some changes in your body.

The development of your baby

  • It measures between 1.5 and 2 cm (0.59 and 0.78 in).
  • Its organs are almost fully formed.
  • The fingers of the hand are already more molded.
  • Before depended on the yolk sac, now it will be the placenta is in charge of nourishment through the umbilical cord.
  • His heart is beating strong and very fast.
  • Your baby now has knees.
  • In his brain are starting to form neural pathways.
  • Their eyes are covered by some, yet transparent eyelids.

Changes in your body

  • Your uterus is normally the size of your fist. Now, believe it or not, has doubled.
  • You are probably very anxious to see your belly, have patience, soon asomará.
  • You may not notice it, but your breasts undergo an expansion of the ducts through which circulates the milk then feed it to your baby.
  • Your sense of smell is much more sensitive, you can reject certain odors that before you liked.
  • It may be that you're suffering from nausea, especially morning. Stay calm, these will diminish and even disappear during the second trimester.
  • Your body is changing, so that you may feel more tired than usual. Try to get enough rest and sleep!

How do you feel?

  • Perhaps there are early behavioural changes and mood. It is normal that you feel more tired, sensitive, irritated, and sleepy.
  • In the beginning your pregnancy is likely to alter the family environment. You are facing something unknown, and it is totally normal to feel uncertainty, doubts and fears with regard to the stage that you just start.
  • It is important that those around you try to show empathy, support and containment. Your hormones will experience many changes and you must adapt to them, as well as your family environment.
Also read: mood swings in pregnancy: why me?

Your 8 weeks of pregnancy:

Let's starting by week 8 of pregnancy, 56 days after your first droplet of the last menstrual period or also the sixth week embryo (your child is approximately 42 days of life).
It is likely that you will feel some discomfort uterine, like when you were sick and you had some kind of pain. It is a very subtle thing, and this is because your uterus has increased in size considerably, even more than the double of its original dimension.


With only 8 weeks of pregnancy, it may not be apparent in your body a change to simple view, but it is also normal that has started to appear a small bulge in the lower abdomen (below the navel).


Your breasts will begin to put more firm and slightly bulging. This increase is attributed to the expansion of the ducts through which circulates the milk then feed your child.


The sense of smell is more acute and many women begin to feel nausea, revulsion and vomiting.

What to do if I have nausea?

  • Avoid foods excessively fatty and spicy
  • Eat small servings of food
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Test citrus flavors, can help stop the nausea
  • Strip a bit of fresh ginger. Boil to make a tea
  • Take fresh air
  • Rests
  • Relax to try to lessen the discomfort and pain of head
Read the full article on nausea in pregnancy if you want to know more.

Appear cravings

There is the possibility that they appear the first cravings or you may want to foods you do not normally eat. Stay calm, it is very normal for this to happen, in addition to the nerves can make you feel more anxious. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

Do you feel tired?

Many women begin to feel extreme fatigue, this is because the body is working overtime to create a new human being; if you sleep sleep all you can, and your circumstances will allow.
In the beginning this desire to rest and sleep in excess can alter a little the family environment, but as it progresses through the weeks are going to be disappearing.
Read also: physical Changes in pregnancy by: step-by-step

The progress of the baby from 8 weeks:

The major organs of the baby, such as the heart, the lungs, the liver and the pancreas have been formed almost completely in, so we can hear your heart more clearly through an ultrasound, or ultrasound. This sound is exciting and unforgettable!
Ilustración 3d de feto de 8 semanas de embarazo

How it looks on you, baby?

Her body on the other side also has their advances. His hands are seen clearly, their fingers are molded but not ready; their eyes and ears begin to grow, as the tip of his small nose. The upper lip of your mouth and the eyelids begin to arise very timidly, and to your surprise your brain is fully formed.
Has already formed the joints of the elbows and knees, and can bend their limbs. This is the date when your little one goes from being an embryo to be officially a fetus. This is a technical term, but ultimately it is your little baby that is forming.

How much have you grown your baby?

The baby measured at 8 weeks of pregnancy between 1.5 and 2 centimetres (0.59 and 0.78 in). Remember that these data are a reference, don't panic if they don't match exactly with your ultrasound.
To give you an idea, your baby is the size of a bean, or bean, with just 3 grams of weight.

Enjoy your 8 weeks of pregnancy!

  • Rest as much as possible. If you're with that feeling of much fatigue, converses with your surroundings and ask for help.
  • Tell your partner or your family that you consent to getting ready your favorite food.
  • It is true that you have to worry about your food, but once in a while you can give you a taste to get out of the routine. Check with your doctor about the foods that are banned in pregnancy.


You must pay close attention to your diet. It would be a good idea to go to a specialist, like a nutritionist (with the prior authorization of your gynecologist) to help you get started a food plan suitable for pregnancy and take control of your weight.
Wrap up warm if it's cold or put a fan if it's hot, try to be as comfortable as possible. It is important to listen to the requests of your body, everything is natural and it is for the good of the baby coming on the way.
Always remember that each person is different, so never worry if the data that you give are not those of your baby, these figures are estimates to give you an idea.

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