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Dr. Rose  Obstetrics Week by Week

This is a wonderful time, as a new life is growing inside your body. As you experience the gradual changes happening in your mind and body during the next few months, you will definitely have a lot of questions and might even feel insecure sometimes because of them.Our pregnancy calendar helps you follow the growth and development of your baby week by week, while providing you with the necessary information and helpful advice to support you in spending the following months feeling as relaxed and comfortable as possible. In this compilation, you will read about the physical and mental changes that occur in expectant mothers during these months, you can follow the development of the fetus in detail, learn the opinions of specialists about the period in question, get recommendations on necessary changes in your lifestyle, and get help in scheduling examinations.

This is a wonderful time, as a new life is growing inside your body. As you experience the gradual changes happening in your mind and body during the next few months, you will definitely have a lot of questions and might even feel insecure sometimes because of them.
Our pregnancy calendar helps you follow the growth and development of your baby week by week, while providing you with the necessary information and helpful advice to support you in spending the following months feeling as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
In this compilation, you will read about the physical and mental changes that occur in expectant mothers during these months, you can follow the development of the fetus in detail, learn the opinions of specialists about the period in question, get recommendations on necessary changes in your lifestyle, and get help in scheduling examinations.

Which week?

Week 8


By this time, you have your first gynecological examination behind you. Although your tummy does not show it yet, the people around you might have noticed other signs of your pregnancy.

The expectant mother


Your waist might get wider and your breasts might get bigger, but this is perfectly normal: your body is preparing to accommodate the change in your condition. You might still experience fits of nausea, but in a few weeks’ time, you will be rid of it along with the headaches and other unpleasant symptoms as well.

The baby


By the end of the week, the embryo is 8-11 mms long. Even though you do not feel it, he has already begun to do spontaneous movements. The basic facial features of your baby start to appear by the merging of facial passageways. During this week, testicles or ovaries are also developed, bones and joints start to formulate, ossification begins, and your baby now has elbows. His heart is divided into ventricles and atriums, and his circulatory system now encompasses his whole body. His fingers continue to develop, thus now he is able to make his hands into fists and suck his thumb. His brain is becoming more and more differentiated.

Examinations


There are no compulsory examinations for this week, unless your gynecologist recommended it during your visit or if you have any unusual complaints.

Doctor’s advice


Watch your sugar intake as it poses a very high risk concerning your healthy diet. Sugar subtracts the vitamins and minerals from your body, and its excessive intake has adverse effects on every organ. If it accumulates in the liver, it has a negative impact on the quality of your red blood cells and your blood pressure. If you crave something sweet, eat fruit and use a small amount of honey as sweetener.

Lifestyle


Although your pregnancy does not show your pregnancy yet, you might feel that your clothes are too tight. Try to wear comfortable and airy garments. Regenerating fully is especially important for your body now, so sleep at least 8 hours a day, and if you are feeling tired during the day, do not hesitate to take 10 minute breaks from your activities. During the first trimester, your libido might be low, which is due to the hormonal and mental changes taking place in your system. Most of your thoughts might be revolving around your pregnancy and it might take time to process the news that a life is developing in your body. It is important to discuss your feelings with your partner, as it can make both of you feel comfortable in this new situation.