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8 weeks Pregnant Symptoms

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At 8 weeks pregnancy you may experience a host of symptoms. Here we have tried listing all those 8 weeks Pregnant Symptoms and things that should become crucial to you now.

Your journey to 8 weeks pregnancy may not be easy but surely it may have filled your heart with high levels of excitement and joy. As the baby is growing so are your responsibilities. When you are 8 weeks pregnant your hormones may be in their full swing and do some weirdest things to your body.  At 8 weeks pregnancy you may experience a host of symptoms -

1. Swollen Breasts

a- You may feel your breasts to be swollen and heavier as the milk producing ducts in your breasts have already started to expand.

b- During 8 week pregnancy the tiny lobules in your breasts must have started preparing them for lactation.

2. Tiredness

a- Taking a nap can be hard when you are 8 weeks pregnant.  As your body is under high hormonal fluctuation, you may experience fatigue all the time.

b- Your body is busy in preparing more blood for your baby, hence your blood sugar levels and blood pressure is lower than pre-pregnancy.

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3. Morning Sickness

a- During week 8 pregnancy nausea can be really strong.

b- Don’t forget to keep yourself well hydrated and keep munching on some healthy snacks at intervals.

c- For beating morning sickness you can resort to Acupressure wristbands, Vitamin B-6 or Ginger.

4. Sensitivity to smell

a- During this time a heightened sensitivity to smell can be a trouble for you.

b- A whiff of smell of your favorite food or fragrance of wild roses can induce nausea depending on your hormonal levels.

c- Try avoiding the smells you have become sensitive to.

5. Pregnancy Cramps

a- Abdominal cramps are normal during 8 weeks of pregnancy.

b- During week 8 pregnancy, your uterus must have begun to expand. This intern leads to stretching of ligaments in your stomach and ultimately resulting in Cramps.

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c- If the cramping is severe, consult your doctor at the earliest.

6. Constipation

a- Your mom might have not given you a clue that you may feel constipated throughout your pregnancy.

b- To relieve constipation, drink plenty of water and add fiber rich fruits and veggies to your diet.

c- Go for small evening walks in the park. If the symptoms still persist.

7. Strange dreams

a- Vivid and strange dreams are normal during pregnancy.

b- The mystery behind weird dreams in still unclear but it can be contributed to your changing hormones, new thoughts and anxieties.

8. Belly at 8 weeks pregnant

a- It is normal to show a bit when you are 8 weeks pregnant. Every pregnancy is different. At week 8 pregnancy your uterus is expanding. Your belly may differ in size than other women with 8 weeks pregnancy.

b- Early in second trimester, your obstetrician may measure your belly however the size really doesn’t matter.

9. Gear up for Prenatal appointment

As you step into 8 weeks pregnancy, it’s a perfect time for you to call your doctor and fix an appointment for the first pre-natal checkup.

10. Get a first look of your bundle of joy-

a- The first ultrasound image of your baby can leave your speechless and almost in tears.

b- You may notice a small web of arms and legs your baby has begun to develop.  Your baby’s taste buds have now developed and gearing up for his first meal.

11. Update your checklist

a- Schedule your pre natal visits

b- You are going to visit your health care provider regularly throughout your pregnancy so choose a doctor you like and trust.

c- Typically you will be visiting your doctor every four weeks during first and second trimester of pregnancy.  So update your must to do list and schedule your next prenatal visit accordingly.

d- Say No to greasy foods. You are susceptible to experience morning sickness during week 8 pregnancy. Oily and greasy food can trigger nausea and make you dehydrated. Keep such stuff off your plate and strive for five to six mini meals per day rather than three regular meals.

12. Which tests you should take at 8 weeks pregnant?

a- During the first pre natal appointment you may undergo a series of blood tests. Your doctor also checks your body weight and blood pressure.

b- Your doctor may want to confirm your blood type as depending on the RH factor; you may need to start taking some medicines to avoid potential pregnancy risks.

c- Certain medical tests may be conducted to check normalcy of your hormonal levels, red blood cells and white blood cells count.

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d- Your blood will also be screened for immunities and other health   issues like HIV, STD’s and Hepatitis B.

e- Be prepared to pee in a cup as you may have to undergo urine tests during prenatal checkup to monitor your glucose and protein levels or to rule out gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.

13. Word of Caution

Little spotting at week 8 pregnancy may actually mean a sign of miscarriage or termination of pregnancy.  So in such cases please do make an immediate visit to your doctor.

Dr. Aanchal Agarwal

About The Author

Obstetrician Dr. Aanchal Agarwal
Delhi

Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is an infertility specialist and gynecologist who has graduated MBBS from University of Delhi in 2001 and then pursued DGO from University of Delhi in 2004. Dr. Aanchal specializes in treating patients with IVF, IUI, High-risk pregnancy care and Normal vaginal delivery procedures. Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is at present practicing at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, Delhi. You can find more information on elawoman.com

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Ganga Shah

I used to have strange dreams and bad thoughts during my 8 weeks of pregnancy. Prenatal care and family support helped me a lot to overcome that.

Aug. 7, 2018, 12:31 a.m. 4.5

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Samjhana Digh

The idea for the checklist is great. I tried doing this and many of my works are done easily.

Jan. 24, 2018, 4:45 p.m. 4.5

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Nirmala Ranjan

I always get confused about the test I should go for. Your list helped me to understand the reason behind each and every test. Good share!

Dec. 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m. 5.0

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Suganya Banerjee

Timely exercises and proper diet will boost the health of the mother and baby for the later time period of the pregnancy. Pregnant women must consult their gynecologist and get regular feedback regarding their pregnancy progress and health of the baby.

Oct. 26, 2017, 4:10 p.m. 5.0

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Sakshi Agarwal

8 weeks pregnancy is very crucial time for most of the expecting mothers. I heard my baby's heartbeat at 8 weeks during ultrasound.

Oct. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m. 4.5

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