2 Months Pregnant: 4 to 7 Weeks Pregnancy

Weeks 4 to 7 are an incredibly important time for the fetus, which is the mark of being 2 months pregnant. As different organs take shape, more human features gradually appear. Nerves for the eyes, ears and brain develop, while the heart, kidneys, stomach and other internal organs have already taken shape. Be especially cautious when taking any medicines at 2 months pregnant.

Note 1: The fetus' heart starts beating at 6 weeks.

Note 2: The uterus expands, secretion production increases.

Memo for This Month:

Fetus Size: Approx. 2-2.5cm

Fetus Weight: Approx. 4g

Uterus Size: Goose egg-size

· Elevated body temperatures, no monthly period

· Morning sickness and internal discomfort start at this time

· Sensitized nipples, increased vaginal discharge

· Undergo regular examinations in a hospital

· Be especially cautious when taking any medicine

· Avoid strenuous labor and long-distance travel

How Developed Is the Baby?

A Two-sectioned Body 2-3cm Long, Weighing 4g

Like last month, the body is still in two sections. But after week 7, the shapes of the head, abdomen, hands and feet are all visible making the fetus to appear more human. In addition, the nerves for the eyes, ears and brain develop rapidly, while the heart, kidneys, stomach and other internal organs take shape.

First Heartbeats

2 months pregnant

At this time, the fetus' cells are divided into three layers, each of which that will develop into different organs in the body. The innermost cell layer forms the lungs, liver, glands and bladder; the middle layer forms the skeleton, muscles and kidneys; the outermost layer forms the skin, hair, fingernails and teeth.

At 6 weeks, the fetus' heart starts to beat. The coronary arteries is now capable of delivering blood throughout the body. A weeks before you become 2 months pregnant you will be able to view the fetus' heartbeat and first movements with the aid of ultrasound tomography.

Amniotic Fluid is Created, Umbilical Cord and Placenta start to Develop

The amniotic fluid has been created. The umbilical structures grow rapidly so that the fetus can get the nutrients mom provides. At 2 months pregnant, the chorion, which surrounds the fetus, proliferates quickly, as it is responsible for the uptake of oxygen and nutrients, as well as waste disposal. As the chorion merges with the arteries of the uterine wall, this gradually forms the placenta.

Changes in Mommy's Body at 2 Months Pregnant

No Period

It's that time of the month, but your period hasn't come. This is because the embryo has been implanted successfully, preventing any more cases of unusual bleeding. There is the chance that you will experience mild vaginal bleeding, which can easily be mistaken for period blood. In the event of mild bleeding, notify your physician immediately.

Heart Palpitations, Loss of Appetite

Now is the time when morning sickness should start, which is one of the signs of pregnancy. Some people don't experience morning sickness at all, while others get cases so severe that they suffer from malnutrition. The symptoms can differ from person to person quite dramatically.

Morning sickness is at its most severe in the morning with an empty stomach. Try to consume foods that will increase your appetite whenever you can.

Frequent Need to Urinate

Due to the secretion of the pregnancy hormone chorionic gonadotrophin, blood becomes more concentrated around the pelvis. This concentration of blood irritates the bladder, which is also being squeezed by the expanding uterus, resulting in a frequent need to urinate. This situation leads to swelling and a feeling of tightness in the abdomen and waist. The effects of this hormone also impede the movement of the intestines, contributing to constipation

Emotional Sensitivity, Low Energy

There is a significant decrease in appetite accompanied by frequent fatigue and sleepiness. Early pregnancy symptoms, in particular, includes serious changes in mood, including increased emotional sensitivity, fickleness, restlessness, insecurity, anxiety and chest distress.

Checkup for 2 Months Pregnant

Endoscopy

An endoscopy is when a physician examines the vagina directly by hand. An endoscopy should only be conducted when the pregnancy has been confirmed 4 weeks after fertilization. This is an examination that all women can receive, so there is no need to feel worried or nervous about it.

Transvaginal Ultrasound

A transvaginal ultrasound is an exam conducted by placing a roundprobe that emits ultrasound waves from its front end into the vaginal cavity. For the most part, this tool can only be used during the early stages of pregnancy.This exam allows you to check for the presence or absence of a gestational sac, and, if no gestational sac is found, whether or not there is uterine cancer and other uterine abnormalities, which could lead to risks of having pregnancy complications. At 7 weeks, the fetal heartbeat can also be detected.

Life Changes that Need Your Attention this Month

· See your physician for a checkup if you miss your period by over a week.

· To avoid catching cold, measles, hepatitis or other infectious diseases, steer clear of crowded places as much as possible.

· There is a high chance of miscarriage at this time.You should abstain from all intense exercise, sexual activity and long-distance travel.

· You should get a physical exam to make sure that your body is capable of enduring pregnancy and giving birth. If it is the case that you have an illness, you should receive joint treatment for it from a specialist as well as your gynecologist.

· Exercise caution when taking medicines. During this period of initial nerve structure and bodily organ division, there is a high risk of fetal abnormalities.

· Devote all of your attention to antenatal training.

Prenatal Care for this Month

Start Taking Your Antenatal Training Plan Seriously

A week before your 2 months pregnant, the fetus will have taken on more human features, with a distinguishable head, abdomen, hands and feet. The fetus is completely unaffected by external stimulation at this time, as though its life were completely confined to the amniotic fluid. That being said, developmental differences will arise depending on the environment inside the amniotic fluid, so mom should do all that she can to keep herself both physically and mentally sound.

What Mommies Need to Know

Pregnancy and Medical Treatments: Getting X-Rays

Avoid getting X-rays during early pregnancy. Lasting until the third month, this is this period when cell division is the most active, since it is when the main bodily organs are forming. Getting one or two X-rays will not cause any abnormalities, however, long-term exposure to even a small amount of X-rays will cause adverse effects.

Treatment for Dental Cavities

It is always best to complete cavity treatment before conception. If you must receive dental treatment while you are pregnant, it is better to wait until mid-pregnancy to do so. Remember to inform your dentist that you are pregnant when the time comes, since certain procedures involve the use of antibiotics, which could affect the fetus.

Fungal Treatments

With the exception of fungus affecting the fingernails and toenails, other kinds of athlete's foot and fungus are highly treatable with a localized anti-fungal medicine.Therefore, there is no problem getting treatment for some forms of fungus while pregnant. Nail fungus, on the other hand, requires several months of treatment with an anti-fungal. For this reason, it might be better to get it treated after you have given birth.

Prophylactics

Avoid prophylactic inoculations for infectious mumps or measles at all costs. You should only get prophylactics if you come in contact with people suffering from typhoid or cholera (depending on the circumstances).

Wart and Polyp Removal

Wart and polyp removal usually involves a local anesthetic. This will not affect your pregnancy, however, during pregnancy, sweat and secretion levels increase and wound recovery is suppressed, while there is also the risk of skin discoloration. For these reasons, it is better to get warts and polyps removed after you have given birth.

That’s all for the information you need to know during 2 months pregnant.

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Sandra Henderson
 

Editor-in-chief at Babiology and a proud mother of four passionate about sharing pregnancy and baby growth knowledges

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