2 Month Pregnancy: Symptoms and Solutions
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Dr. Namita Kotia has been practicing infertility treatment at Aastha Fertility Care since 2010, and during this time, she has helped around 2000+ couples become parents through IVF treatment and also other assisted reproductive technology (ART) methods like ICSI, IUI, GIFT, etc. Dr. Namita provides her patients with the best possible care and treatment options.
We hope our guide on first-month pregnancy after IVF has helped smooth your journey. The symptoms of pregnancy usually remain the same in the first trimester, but what differs is how beautifully you are adopting motherhood and how your baby is growing day by day.
The motive for making this guide is to keep you well-informed on what to expect in your second-month pregnancy. You will be more confident in managing the symptoms of second-month pregnancy by having the right expectations and proper sleeping and eating habits.
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Development of the Embryo in the 5th-8th Week of Pregnancy
According to the guide on Embryo Transfer Day by Day, the embryo is now becoming more than a group of cells to a recognisable human form. Let’s explore the embryo’s development during this critical period.
Week 5: Neurulation and Early Organ Formation
- The embryo is about the size of a sesame seed.
- The neural tube, which will later become the brain and spinal cord, is developing.
- Heart is getting stronger.
- The blood circulatory system begins to develop.
- The early stages of limb buds can also be seen.
Week 6: Facial Features and Limb Development
- The embryo is now grown to the size of a lentil.
- The facial features like eyes, ears, and nose have started developing.
- Limbs are forming stronger, and the fingers and toes start forming structures.
- The nervous system and digestive systems also initiated to develop.
Week 7: Rapid Growth and Brain Development
- The embryo size is now about the size of a blueberry
- The brain and nervous system continue to develop
- You will be able to see eyes prominently on ultrasound images
- The upper and lower limbs continue to grow, and the fingers and toes start to separate
- The lungs, liver, and pancreas begin to form
Week 8: Fetal Movement and Facial Expressions
- An embryo is now grown into a fetus and is about the size of a raspberry.
- The fetus shows some slight movements, but still, it’s too early for you to feel it.
- Ultrasound images may capture facial expressions, such as frowning and squinting,
- It’s in the 2-month pregnancy when the fetus’s gender is formed.
2nd Month Pregnancy Symptoms
Symptoms of the first month of pregnancy become more prominent in the most 2nd month. Women who felt no signs in the first month also continue to enjoy regular life for 2 months.
In the second month of pregnancy, noticeable symptoms include:
- Morning sickness happens at any time of the day. It is not severe compared to the previous month.
- Women may feel exhausted during the 5th week of pregnancy.
- A pregnant woman’s uterus grows, putting much pressure on the bladder. Thus women in 6th week of pregnancy urinate more frequently.
- More mood swings, anxiety, and irritability.
- The nipple colour darkens and becomes more sensitive.
- Food aversions and cravings experience start for many women in their 7th week of pregnancy.
- Vaginal discharge is also one common symptom that is experienced.
Tips For Healthy 2-Month Pregnancy
It’s important to note that not all women will experience the same symptoms in 2nd month. But it is crucial for a baby’s skeletal and muscular to form. During these early weeks of pregnancy, taking good care of the mother and the growing baby becomes quite important.
Don’t Skip Breakfast: Eat a healthy breakfast that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats in your diet.
Continue Prenatal Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins, including folic acid, iron, and calcium, are essential for a healthy pregnancy.
Keep Yourself Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will ensure the proper working of organs.
Get Enough Rest: If you want to lie down and rest, listen to your body and rest. Resting will support your body which is continuously working to provide nutrients to the fetus in the belly.
Avoid Anything That is Sedative: smoking, alcohol, and drugs can make your mind sedative, ultimately hampering your baby’s development and increasing the risk of pregnancy complications.
Attend Prenatal Appointments: This is when you schedule your prenatal appointments with us. This is important for monitoring your pregnancy and identifying potential issues early on.
Sleep With As Many Pillows As You Can: Try to sleep on your side throughout your pregnancy. Add a lot of pillows on your bed to try the best comfortable position to sleep.
The second month of pregnancy is crucial for the developing fetus, hence requiring special attention and care from the mother. Following a healthy and balanced diet, taking prenatal vitamins, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, getting enough rest, avoiding smoking, alcohol, and drugs, attending prenatal appointments, and keeping themselves happy, are what mothers are required to do to ensure a healthy pregnancy for themselves and their baby.
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