What happens during the second month of pregnancy?

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In the second month of pregnancy, the ball of cells changes into an embryo at the beginning of the 6th week. This stage is known as the embryonic stage, which lasts about five weeks. During this stage, major internal organs and limbs will start developing. In addition to this, the baby develops facial features such as the mouth, tongue, and nose. The eyelids are closed and won’t open for a couple of months. Baby’s out ears take shape. Your little one starts making movements, but you will not be able to feel these yet.

second month of pregnancy

Let us know how your baby is developing in the womb. 

Week 5 – 6

  • The embryo is approximately 4 to 5 mm long.
  • The heart and circulatory system develop.
  • Buds for arms and legs develop.
  • The formation of the neural tube starts. The neural tube will form the brain, spinal cord, and major nerves later.
  • Bud of a tail develops.
  • Umbilical cord develops.

Week 7 – 8

  • The embryo will be 7–14 mm long.
  • The heart has formed.
  • Webbing between fingers and toes.
  • The arms bend at the elbows.
  • Formation of external ears, eyelids, liver, and upper lip begins. 
  • The sex organs of the baby will start to become clear. 

By the end of the second month, your baby will be about 2.54cm (1 inch) long and weigh about 9.45g (1/3 ounce). 

Symptoms at two months pregnant

Your baby may cause you many symptoms when you’re two months pregnant. It may be annoying, but it’s quite common. During this stage of pregnancy, you may experience – 

  • Feeling nauseated
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • an increase in cravings
  • an increase in urination
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Breast tenderness
  • excess saliva
  • constipation
  • lightheadedness

Exercise and diet

Pregnant women are always recommended to stay healthy throughout the journey by eating nutritious foods and exercising. 

Due to morning sickness, eating food may be your biggest struggle. But intake of prenatal multivitamins is essential to meet all your vitamin and mineral requirements during pregnancy. So, ensure to maintain a healthy diet. 

The same goes for exercise – if you feel comfortable, do some light exercises like walking, yoga, and swimming. 

The second month of pregnancy quick list

  • Schedule your prenatal appointments as it helps you stay healthy and progress well. 
  • Be sure to follow a nutritious and healthy pregnancy diet.
  • You may experience a range of emotions. So, speak to your loved ones about how you feel. 
  • Discuss with your partner and start budgeting for your baby 

When to see a doctor

Spotting and cramping are common in the early days of pregnancy. But if you feel any other symptoms along with the spot, make sure to consult your doctor. 

Other things that you should concern about – 

  • Severe pain in your stomach or back
  • Fever
  • Heavy bleeding 
  • Severe headache
  • Severe morning sickness
  • Signs of urinary tract infection

The bottom line

Being two months pregnant, you may feel a mixture of emotions. You may deal with stress, anxiety, and anger. That’s pregnancy for you. 

However, this phase too shall pass.

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