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Are you wondering what you may be feeling, or what your baby is doing when you’re 8 weeks pregnant?

To read week 7, please click here.

Here is a detailed list of week 8 pregnancy facts:

  • The embryo is half an inch long the leg buds have divided into five leg and foot units.
  • The arm buds have divided into hand arm and shoulder units.
  • The gonads, testes or ovaries are forming.
  • Cartilage and bone are forming. The hands are flexed over the wrist and meet over the heart bulge.
  • The feet are approaching the midline and might meet.
  • The eyelids have almost covered the eyes. The external ears is well advanced in form.
  • The head is in a more erect position and the neck is more developed.
  • The limbs are longer. Cartilage appears where bones will later develop.
  • The head is bent forward onto the chest. The eyes develop pigment.
  • Nerve fibres connect olfactory lobe of the brain, laying the groundwork for the sense of smell.
  • The brain stem is now recognisable.
  • The changes in your body are becoming more noticeable as your breasts and nipples enlarge and become sensitive.
  • Your vagina changes from light pink to dark pink and you may notice an increased vaginal discharge.

It is time for regular monitoring of your pregnancy.

Blood in urine will be regularly checked. Wrists and ankles will be checked for swelling along with your abdomen.

Also you can expect to gain anywhere between 10 to 20 kilograms during your pregnancy.

Check out our video presentation:

If you are pregnant we wish you a safe and healthy pregnancy and if you are trying to fall pregnant we wish you all the best.

  • The miracle of life ! Absolutely amazing !!

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  • Simply amazing. I had a book given to me when I was pregnant. It detailed each stage of pregnancy and the changes that would be happening to me and baby. I was always studying it, it’s so fascinating to create a life

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  • Amazing! This is interesting! Thank you for sharing this!

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  • Nice article. Curently 8 weeks and the nausea is the worst. I feel terrible!
    It will be worth it in the end.

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  • I really wished I had waited to get my ultra sound done. You don’t see much at 8 weeks.

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  • i love the very first ultra sound its super special


    • oh yeah first ultrasounds! yay! exciting

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  • sounds awesome and looks great

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  • you will be feeling tired at this point

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  • Love your articles.. Seems so long ago that all this happened for me!

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  • Amazing photos I didn’t realize how advanced the foetus looks at this stage.

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  • How wonderful. Really, really lovely (-:

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  • Love the detail of these articles, keeps you well informed

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  • By 8 weeks I’d already had 2 ultrasounds because I did fertility treatment to get pregnant. It was so surreal seeing the tiny little fluttering blob on the screen knowing it was my baby.

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  • Factual and concise. Thankyou for this. I love to know whats going on and this told me exactly what I want to find.

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  • So love reading your articles and recalling my pregnancies. thanks so much. :-)

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