Pregnancy Week 8
In the pregnancy week 8, your baby will be about 14 mm to 20 mm long and the growth of the baby will happen fast from now onwards. Your baby will have eyelids over his or her eyes. The hands and legs will also start becoming long but the fingers and toes will be still webbed. The brain of your baby will also start getting matured during the 8th week of the pregnancy. The lungs will be also in the process of maturing but they will get matured in the second trimester. The tube connecting the lungs and the throat will start having branches. Thus all your baby's vital organs will be in the developing stage.
In pregnancy week 8 there will be lot of changes in you to but still you will not show much. Your uterus will continue to expand and you will experience tightness around your waist. This is the correct time to look for maternity clothes and purchase them. For those who are first time pregnant, the tummy will not show much in the 8th week of the pregnancy but for the second and third time mom's the tummy will start showing in this week. If you are first time pregnant then your tummy will start showing your pregnancy after fourth month of pregnancy. But in case you are carrying twins and more babies then your tummy will definitely start showing by now.
In the pregnancy week 8 there will be many changes in your breasts too. Along with tender and sore breasts, now your breasts will appear bigger. As you will progress from one week to another, your breasts will start getting enlarged. As you know the main work of your breasts is to produce milk so that your baby gets his or her food when it comes out of your tummy. Your waistline will be increased as of your weight. You will still have the early symptoms of pregnancy like nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, fatigue and breathless feeling. But soon these symptoms will disappear and you will start enjoying your pregnancy more.
There are maternity bras available in the market, you can buy them and wear them. These maternity bras will give you comfort from the sore breasts. But as you know your bra size will change pretty soon, be sure to buy one or two size bigger bra. Maternity bra is the best purchase during pregnancy, as your breasts will get proper support and you will feel comfortable in them. In pregnancy week 8, if you experience mild abdominal cramping then there is no need to get scared, as this is pretty normal. The doctor will advice you to take proper rest so that you will not put extra pressure on your legs. Due to so many changes within your body, it is normal to get abdominal cramps. But in case the pain is unbearable then do consult your doctor.If along with abdominal cramping, you get vaginal bleeding, then it can also be an indication of miscarriage. Hence do not delay further and meet your doctor. In some cases the doctor will advice bed rest to the pregnant lady so as to avoid discomfort.