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8 Weeks pregnant

Week 8 starts on day 56 and goes up to day 63. It is your ninth pregnancy week.

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

Your pregnancy at 8 weeks 


What's happening with mum

These first few weeks of pregnancy are always difficult with so many things happening and quickly. Every woman is different and the symptoms experienced during these first few weeks of pregnany vary from woman to woman. Those hormones continue to play havoc with your senses and moods but they wont last forever. At this point in your pregnancy as well as other symptoms you may also feel you are always full and bloated.

Your uterus is expanding to accomodate your growing baby, putting pressure on your stomach and intestines, progesterone is causing your muscles to relax and allow for this expansion, however, this also slows digestion. This means food takes longer to be broken down and enter your bloodstream resulting in bloating and excess gas build up. This is annoying and can be embarrasing but by cutting back on foods which may cause gas such as legumes, onions, brassicas and eating small, regular meals, you can alleviate these symptoms.

What's happening with baby

Your baby is growing at around 1mm a day and is now approximately 13mm. Baby is also recognisable as a little person with tiny fingers and toes growing at the end of lengthening arms and legs. The trunk is beginning to straighten and the oversized head is becoming rounded. The umbilical chord, which connects your baby to the placenta, is now clearly visible and your baby's heart beats out a regular rythmn at approximately 120 beats per minute.


The Practicalities

If you haven't already had your first ultrasound you should consider making an appointment now. It is also the perfect time to begin finding out about maternity leave and pay. Perhaps you can also work out innovative and exciting ways of announcing your pregnancy to friends and family if they don't already know.


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  • Yasglo22

  • JosephNicole

    Buddhistflower how far along are you ?

  • Ashkash

    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

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

  • jenthecook

    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 :)

  • abrown0521

    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

    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

    @akihm - “I`m 8 weeks 5 days a...„
    I too

  • beautie

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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


    @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.

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