Congratulations, you’re now at month two of your pregnancy! This is an exciting time for any expectant mother.  Unsure of how far along you are? try our due date calculator and know for sure. The second month is not so different from the first month for the mother. However, the baby continues to develop further during these four weeks. Here are a few things you should expect this month.

Common Symptoms or Changes You May Experience

By this time, you may have started having food aversions and food cravings. Most women who are unaware that they could be pregnant might get a hint with these symptoms. Other symptoms to look out for include:

Muscle pain

  • Gas
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Constipation
  • Spider veins 
  • Darkening of nipples

Read more on changes that happen during pregnancy here

Baby Week to Week Development

Week 5

Baby measures 0.15 inches and is the size of an orange seed. 

Its body starts to form, transforming from round or oval to long and pear-shaped. 

The head is different from the body and it looks like a tiny seahorse.

Week 6

Measuring less than half an inch, your baby is now the size of a lentil. It’s completely straight and shaped like a slipper. There’s rapid growth of the spinal cord and brain making it curl up. 

The legs and arms appear like little cells buds and the eye lenses start to develop. 

Week 7

At the size of a blueberry, your baby has doubled its size from week six and now measures 0.51 inches. However, even with the rapid growth, it’s still too light to tip the scale. 

There’s rapid growth of the brain that often makes the head of your baby look a lot bigger than the rest of its body. The kidneys also begin to develop this week. 

Week 8

Nearly an inch long from head to tip, your baby, now, weighs about 3.5 grams.

It looks a lot human now. The arms and legs are growing longer and its fingers and toes begin to form. 

The body pushes the loops out of the abdomen for a while because they’re growing too fast for the abdominal cavity to hold. 

It is also now possible to differentiate between the female and male sex organs; they begin to develop into testes for males and ovaries for females. 

Concerns This Month

  • Bleeding – you may experience bleeding due to implantation. 
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Exposure to teratogens

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See how your baby will be developing at Month Three


Please note that development differs from one child to another. 

Content intended for educational purposes only, and not a substitute for medical advice from your doctor.

Be careful when using any products mentioned on this website. We hold no regulations for such products or their providers.

Last reviewed March 2019 

Sources: plannedparenthood, pampers, webmd, webmd, aboutkidshealth, aboutkidshealth

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