WHAT TO EXPECT AT 8 WEEKS PREGNANCY

Hey readers, pregnancy is a new and very pleasant phase of any woman’s life. If you are going to be a mom for the very first time, the experience will be altogether different and full of ups and downs. Here are some things that a 8 week pregnant woman might like to know..




Your baby is now approximately the size of a grape. His tiny hands and feet are now developing webbed little fingers and toes. Other important organs, such as: bronchi, lungs, brain, neural pathways etc are also growing.Although, the external genitals have not developed well enough by now. The baby, at this very stage moves a lot though, you might not be able to feel it just yet.

Physical changes

There are many other body changes that you might notice, such as your breasts getting bigger. You best pants might now start feeling tight. You might be feeling fatigued all the time as your body is working very hard to help nourish and accomodate the baby. High levels of hormones in your system might be contributing to feelings of nausea and even morning sickness. Also, your uterus is expanding and is almost the size of a grapefruit. The growing uterus puts pressure on the bladder, which means more frequent trips to the bathroom.Constipation is another problem that worries many pregnant women and occurs due to food moving much slower through your system than usual.
Management of early pregnancy symptoms
To manage these symptoms, do not feel guilty about sleeping an hour extra. Your body needs sufficient rest, at this time. Also, morning sickness can be managed with medicines, which your doctor will prescribe you. To avoid feeling bloated, have lighter meals. Keep munching something at a gap of every two hours or so. Buy a bra with good support to make you feel more comfortable. Also, having to pee more is no excuse to drink less water. It is very important to stay sufficiently hydrated during pregnancy. Lastly, go for a light walk around the block for 15 to 20 minutes, unless advised otherwise. Pregnancy is a good time to play it safe so, avoid any activity that puts strain on your body.
Some tests that need to be done at this stage, include:
1. Blood Sugar Level
2. Urine Examination
3. Complete Blood Counts
4. Thyroid Levels
5. KFTs
6.LFTs
7.HPLC for Thalassemia
8. VDRL
7. TESTS FOR RUBELLA ANTIBODIES
8. HIV AND HEPATITIS B ANTIGENS
9. COOMBS TEST IF THE WOMAN HAS A RH NEGATIVE BLOOD GROUP
10. DOUBLE MARKER TEST TO ACCESS TRISOMY
11. ULTRASOUND TO ACCESS GROWTH, NT SCAN AND CERTAIN OTHER FACTORS FOR THE BABY

So, this was in brief about what to expect if you are 8 weeks pregnant. We hope, you found this article informative.For more info, you can visit checkpregnancy.com

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