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The eighth week of your pregnancy means that about two months have passed and that your baby is almost to be a complete and a normal person. If you are excited to discover new and critical information to help you in this stage, just keep reading the article and enjoy every single minute of your pregnancy.
At the eight week, your baby, or fetus, is at the size of a grape and his bones, spinal cord, external ears, and intestines are still forming and the existing tail is disappearing gradually to create the final shape of a human person. The small details, such as elbows, knees, and wrists begin to emerge at such an exciting week to provide your baby a real human shape. Don’t expect to see the external genitals, as they are still forming at this week and maybe the coming two weeks.
As the blood is going around your body powerfully, you will feel the high rates of your blood pressure and heart pumps in addition to the morning sickness and dizziness that may ease off at the eleven or twelve weeks. You can just reduce the morning sickness naturally using peppermint, crackers, ginger, cereals, and plain toast. Your breasts will prepare for the coming lactation; so, they may be sensitive and tender for this week as well as the coming few weeks.
The eight week of your pregnancy is the perfect time to experience your first prenatal visit, as the doctor will ask you about the medical history of your family, the medications you already have, the diseases you suffer from, your previous pregnancy experiences, birth control methods, and the circumstances of the current pregnancy. If you love travelling, this can be a suitable time to ask your doctor or healthcare provider about this issue.
In all cases, you shouldn’t travel more than two or three consecutive hours or go to spaces with mosquito- borne diseases to protect your baby. Your doctor will provide you the needed precautions to your travels and define the suitable destinations for such early weeks of pregnancy.
At the first prenatal appointment, your doctor will do a medical exam, an ultrasound, a pap smear, and cervical cultures and may ask for certain analysis to define your medical conditions. You may need to consult the doctor about any over-the-counter medications used to cure acne or dark spots to define the harmful ingredients at the eighth week of your pregnancy.