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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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JosephNicole (119.1 days ago)
Buddhistflower how far along are you ?

Ashkash (150.9 days ago)
Is anyone experiencing morning sickness? Magnesium oil rubbed on the bottom of your feet will take it away instantly!!! I am 8 weeks a long now and I am so grateful to know about this all natural cure. I haven`t had morning sickness this severe with my first three pregnancies. This has been a life saver!!!

michy123 (178.1 days ago)
I am 8 weeks and 3 days today had it confirmed today with a ultrasound was so good to see my bub

jenthecook (209.3 days ago)
Hello everyone, my name is Jen. This is my 3rd pregnancy, and I`m scared to get excited because we have been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 years. We got to hear the heartbeat last week which was amazing! I have on and off morning sickness, and literally no appetite. I`m really excited to see that there is a group of people here that I can relate too :)

molly23 (223.7 days ago)
The second month of pregnance was very difficult for me, As a rule, in the second month of pregnancy a woman no longer needs confirmations of her condition – morning sickness, fits of dizziness, demand for salty or sour food and other delights of the “family way” speak for themselves. In this article you can find all symptoms and explanations

abrown0521 (367.8 days ago)
just made our 8 week point!! no major morning sickness thus far(knock on wood) we are anxiously awaiting 12 weeks before making it known. anyone else wait that long to tell people? of course our families both know but thats it.

G-Kang (370.6 days ago)
Hi everyone,
I`m over 8 weeks pregnant, however I only found out last week when the nausea kicked in, which was a huge surprise. I`ve gone off a lot of food, & right about now my diet consists of bread, potatoes & fruit mainly. I`m worried that the lack of nutrients is going to affect the baby.

Shantyants (432.7 days ago)
@akihm - “I`m 8 weeks 5 days a...„
I too

beautie (435.8 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 (495.7 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?

mommy6times (590.9 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 (597.1 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 (605.7 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 (611.6 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 (627.1 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 (634.3 days ago)
Morning sickness took over about a week ago. This is my third pregnancy. Stay strong ladies it will pass. :)

DGALLEGOS (657.1 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 (659.9 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.

LiloS (711.4 days ago)
tough week for me morning sickenss !

Glitz05 (733.2 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 (733.9 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 (737.2 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 (739 days ago)
@Grey_B - “I went to an early u...„
Congrats to u and wife

kiki611978 (739 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 (747.4 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!

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