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Look who`s born! Show all comments
Week 8 starts on day 56 and goes up to day 63.
It is your 9e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 2 centimeter / 0.8 inches
Weight of your baby: 0 gram / 0 ozs



By the end of this week your baby will be almost 2 inches long and the back of the brain is clearly visible through the tissue of the head. The baby's sex will be determined this week with the testes of a boy or the ovaries of a girl being created with the difference in both being visible.

This week the baby's body is also hard at work on the bones and joints and although at present there is only cartilage, in a few weeks real bones will be made and the skeleton will begin to take shape. Although there are at present only tiny phalanges connected by a membrane, it is still possible to count the tiny fingers of your baby. The baby's heart now beats rapidly and his brains begin to function. The baby now has eyes but no irises and his eyelids have not yet formed meaning his eyes are always open but he sees nothing.

Although your baby can move around now you still won't be able to feel it. You may find you gain more weight now, not because of the size of your uterus but because the pregnancy hormone hCG causes your intestines to swell a little.

You will soon be visiting your midwife for the first time. This is usually arranged between the 10th and 12th weeks of pregnancy. It is important that you prepare for this meeting as the midwife will need information regarding your general health and the health of your family including any hereditary diseases. You will also have your weight measured, a small vial of blood will be taken and you will need to bring a sample of your first urine of the day. The monitoring of your weight, your urine and your blood will continue throughout your pregnancy.

It is also important to note that during pregnancy you cannot have any x-rays done and you should also inform your dentist you are pregnant as this affects certain treatments such as anesthesia.

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Shantyants (40.9 days ago)
@akihm - “I`m 8 weeks 5 days a...„
I too


beautie (44 days ago)
hi I`m 8weeks 6days pregnant l feel extremely tired , the morning sickness is serious, it`s different from my first baby.
what can l do?


Sjking52388 (103.9 days ago)
Hi.I`m new here. My daughter is 4 years old and very excited to be a big sister. I`m currently 8weeks and 2days. I`m due the day before my birthday. What is the chances of me having my second child on my birthday? and what is the chance of it being a boy?


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mommy6times (199.1 days ago)
Hi.. Im new to the group.. Im 8 weeks 5 days. Baby number 6
I have to say Im a little nervous.. Considering this time was a surprise..I had just a had my IUD removed. Never the less still excited. Im older so there are some worries.


Babybat1123 (205.3 days ago)
I`m nine weeks pregnant and have every symptom in the book sadly. Especially morning sickness...this will be my first baby and I`m very excited to meet him or her in February


akihm (213.9 days ago)
I`m 8 weeks 5 days and I don`t feel pregnant whatsoever. This is my 4th, we have all girls so far so we aren`t sure if we want to find out the sex of this one! No morning sickness, no overwhelming feeling of Tiredness, no food aversions/cravings. Have my 1st appt on June 28 and another July 8th for the 1st ultrasound. Hoping to hear nothing but good! I`m 37 but no issues with any of my past pregnancies! Good vibes to all you mamas out there!


amna92 (219.8 days ago)
I am 8 weeks I have absolutely no symptoms apart from I`m off a few foods that I used to enjoy and Dnt feel pregnant at all this is my 3rd pregnancy I am very worried


dominiquelucas (235.4 days ago)
Hello everyone my name is dominique and I`d like to introduce myself I`m 8 weeks pregnant I don`t feel it tho I don`t have morning sickness so I`ve read with girls you have morning sickness meaning I`m having a boy I think I don`t know I wanted a girl


Tiffy943 (242.5 days ago)
Morning sickness took over about a week ago. This is my third pregnancy. Stay strong ladies it will pass. :)


DGALLEGOS (265.3 days ago)
@Dmathews - “8 weeks pregnant. My...„
Hi, congratulations! I feel the same way I`m 34, my baby is 10, huge surprise lol...I`m so tired all the time too, this is like starting over lol all brand new to me.


Malaysiah16 (268.1 days ago)
I`m 8wks pregnant and the morning sickness is taking over, my Obstetric said it`s normal and it`ll pass I just don`t know when. I`m very excited but it`s hard to act like it.Hopefully it will pass.


Malaysiah16 (268.1 days ago)


LiloS (319.6 days ago)
tough week for me morning sickenss !


Glitz05 (341.4 days ago)
@kiki611978 - “Hi! This is 8 wks an...„
Did you call your doctor? Sometimes bleeding is okay but you always want to call the doctor. Especially bright red blood that fills a pad in an hour or two. There are many reasons bleeding can be caused by and they may want to do ultrasound to get more information and make sure baby is okay. Prayers for you


Elizabeth6 (342.2 days ago)
My Dr did an ultrasound and asked me if I ever miscarried and I told him no and why. He couldn`t see a heartbeat is that normal? I`m about 8 weeks pregnant and he told me 5 weeks but according to my last period I would be 8 weeks.


Glitz05 (345.4 days ago)
@Jessieg - “Not sure if im allow...„
Diclegis didn`t work for me but is the only Class A Medication for Morning Sickness! It`s basically a vitamin supplement with an antihistamine in it.


kiki611978 (347.3 days ago)
@Grey_B - “I went to an early u...„
Congrats to u and wife


kiki611978 (347.3 days ago)
Hi! This is 8 wks and 1 day of my 1st pregnancy. I was bleeding earlier and this isn`t the 1st time bleeding. I bled twice b4 on different days. Plz klsay a prayer for me or advice. Thanks a bunch.


Grey_B (355.7 days ago)
I went to an early ultrasound yesterday and found that i`m having twins! I`m so excited! This will be my 2nd and 3rd baby!


Jessieg (381.6 days ago)
Not sure if im allowed to recommend meds or not. But I was here 4 weeks ago with VERY bad morning sickness and my Dr. Prescribed Diclegis to me. Now I know alot of women are hard core and believe in home remedies but nothing worked for me until this. Im now 12 weeks and haven`t gotten sick since I started taking this RX. Just FYI for those struggling! Hugs ladies and congratulations on making it to 8 weeks!


Mommy101 (403.2 days ago)
I`m 8 weeks and 3 days today I`m very nervous about this pregnant I lost my first baby after we found out he was a boy 2 weeks after can anyone give me advice to help calm my self


cwebb0 (413.1 days ago)
Hi mommas to be! I am 8 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. My kids are 9,7, and 2. My fiancee have been trying to get pregnant for 9 months, and it finally happened! I am high risk BC I have my children early, and for a few other reasons. I have to see my specialist for the first time next week, and I`m nervous. I am having discharge that is either watery, or thick, and white. Is that normal?? I can`t remember!!


marbutler (414.1 days ago)
Hi, just wanted to share my little story with yall. I`m 28 years old, and I have one daughter who is 9 years old. I was told 7 years ago that I have PCOS which would make it very hard for me to get Pregnant. I didn`t want to believe my doctors, so I went to other doctors to see if this information was true. All together I spent over 6 thousands dollars trying to find out the truth, and to see what they could do for me. I was put on medication that didn`t work. I had irregular periods that nobody could explain. My periods would last 3 months at a time, or it wouldn`t come for three months at a time. They tried to regulate my periods by putting me back on birth control. Finally I gave up, and said no more birth control pills, or medication. I had to suffer on my own, by dealing with my irregular periods. What I notice the birth control pills where my problem the whole time. It throw my body off. I been on birth control pills since I was 13 years old. All this time it been effecting my body. Finally after I stop trying my body started to fix it`s own problem. My periods became normal again `7 days` instead of three months. Now I`m please to announce I`m 8 weeks pregnant. This baby is my little blessing. I can not wait to meet my little one. I owe this blessing to the man upstairs who never gave up on me.


sab1122 (416.6 days ago)
Hi everyone my name is sabrina am 8 weeks I need too ask a question plz could anyone help me on December 7 am having a ultrasound too see if the baby is ok on December 12 I will be traveling to france could u go on the plane when u are prego lol I don`t know what too do I have a grand Mother who`s not felling good and it may be her last Christmas

Don`t know what too do this will be my 2 baby and we where trying hard to have a baby

Plz could someone help me




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