Pregnancy calendar - Week 8

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The embryo develops further and further.


An important week because the internal organs of your baby are now completely formed. Also this week the legs arise. He also starts to get a real face. Your baby is already starting to move and the heart is already beating strongly. His skin is still thin and the blood vessels are still shimmering through it. The largest joints (hips, shoulders, elbows and knees) are now being formed. Your baby will now become more active, arms and legs move.


Your uterus is already starting to stretch in some women, this can give a feeling of feeling in the bottom of your stomach. You can now carry out a double test. This test serves for the detection of chromosomal abnormality (Down syndrome). The test is done through a blood test. Herein the content of PAPP-A and hCG is examined. The test offers no diagnosis, but only a probability calculation. The result is known within a week. (preferred test: week 10 or 11)
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If you suffer from constipation (your bowels work slower because of the hormones), drink some extra water and eat more fiber-rich food. Do not try to squeeze during the toilet visit as this can cause hemorrhoids. Do you suffer from bloating in your stomach and intestines? Be careful with food that provides extra gas, such as: beans, onions, cabbage, leeks and carbonated drinks.
Call the midwife for a first appointment (if you have questions, make a cheat sheet).
Try to schedule it at a time that your partner can also join.
Your hormones can make your gums softer and more sensitive (faster bleeding). Continue to brush, floss and / or stick.
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