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2nd Month Pregnant - The Condition Of The 2 Month-old Fetus - Best Healthcare For Pregnancy

At 7 SA, the embryo measures 7 mm. Organogenesis continues with the establishment of all its organs: brain, stomach, intestine, liver, kidne...

At 7 SA, the embryo measures 7 mm. Organogenesis continues with the establishment of all its organs: brain, stomach, intestine, liver, kidneys and bladder. The heart doubles in volume, so that it forms a small protrusion on the abdomen. The embryonic tail disappears, the spinal column is put in place with vertebrae around the spinal cord. On the face of the fetus at 2 months, its future sensory organs are outlined, the dental buds settle. The arms and legs lengthen, the future hands and feet are outlined, followed by fingers and toes. Primitive sexual cells also take their place.

2nd Month Pregnant - The Condition Of The 2 Month-old Fetus - Best Healthcare For Pregnancy
2nd Month Pregnant - The Condition Of The 2 Month-old Fetus - Best Healthcare For Pregnancy

At 9 SA, the embryo begins to move in its bubble filled with amniotic fluid. These are still reflex movements, visible on ultrasound but imperceptible to the mother-to-be who is 2 months pregnant.

At the end of this 2nd month of pregnancy, i.e. 10 weeks of amenorrhea (SA), the embryo weighs 11 grams and measures 3 cm. It now has a human form with a head and limbs. The outline of all its organs is formed and its nervous system is being structured. We can hear the beating of his body with the Doppler. Embryogenesis is complete: the embryo becomes a fetus at 2 months of pregnancy. (1) (2).

The belly at 2 months of pregnancy is not yet visible, although the mother-to-be begins to feel that she is pregnant due to the various symptoms.

Changes in the mother who is 2 months pregnant

The mother's body undergoes intense physiological transformations: blood flow increases, the uterus continues to grow in size and hormonal impregnation increases. Under the effect of the hormone hCG which then reaches its maximum rate at 2 months of pregnancy, the evils are amplified:

  • nausea sometimes accompanied by vomiting
  • drowsiness
  • an irritability
  • a taut and tender chest, darker areolas with small tubers
  • frequent urges to urinate
  • hypersalivation
  • Tightness in the lower abdomen at the beginning of pregnancy, due to the uterus, which is now the size of an orange, may intensify.

Physiological changes can cause new pregnancy complaints:

  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • a feeling of bloating, spasms
  • a feeling of heavy legs
  • minor discomforts due to hypoglycemia or low blood pressure
  • tingling in the hands
  • shortness of breath
Pregnancy also takes place psychologically, which is not without arousing certain fears and worries in the mother-to-be, especially since in the second month, pregnancy is still considered fragile.

Things to do or prepare

  • Make your first mandatory prenatal visit to a gynecologist or midwife.
  • Perform the blood (blood grouping, rubella serology, toxoplasmosis, HIV, syphilis, irregular agglutinin tests) and urine tests (glycosuria and albuminuria) prescribed at the visit.
  • send the declaration of pregnancy ("First prenatal medical examination") issued at the time of the visit to the various organizations.
  • make an appointment for the first ultrasound examination (between 11 SA and 13 SA + 6 days)
  • to compile a pregnancy file containing all the results of the examination
  • begin to think about where she was born

The advices

  • The watchword of this 2nd month of pregnancy: rest. At this stage, it is still fragile, so it is important to avoid any overwork or major effort.
  • In case of bleeding, and/or strong pain or significant tightness in the lower abdomen during the beginning of the pregnancy, consult without delay. It is not necessarily a miscarriage but it is important to check it.
  • In full organogenesis, the fetus at 2 months is very fragile. It is therefore advisable to avoid viruses, microbes and parasites potentially dangerous for it (rubella, listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, ...).
  • During the whole pregnancy, self-medication is to be proscribed because certain drug molecules can harm the foetus. To treat the inconveniences of the first trimester, ask your pharmacist, gynecologist or midwife for advice.
  • Alternative medicines are an interesting resource against these ailments. Homeopathy is safe for the fetus, but for optimum effectiveness, medications must be chosen carefully. Phytotherapy is another interesting resource but it must be used with care. Ask a specialist for advice.
  • Without going on a diet or eating for two, it is important to adopt a balanced diet. This also helps to limit certain pregnancy-related ailments (constipation, nausea, hypoglycemia).

Pregnant 2 months, what diet?

The first reflex at 2 months of pregnancy is to hydrate well by drinking 1.5 L of water daily. This prevents digestive discomforts related to pregnancy such as constipation, which can cause the appearance of hemorrhoids, and nausea. Concerning the latter, an empty stomach will accentuate the feelings of nausea. To alleviate nausea and avoid taking medication potentially harmful to the 2-month-old fetus, the mother-to-be can drink ginger or chamomile tea. Belly aches and pains in the 2-month-old pregnant woman's stomach are more or less frequent depending on each one. Natural solutions exist for each of them. 

On the food side, it is advised that it is healthy and of good quality. The developing baby needs nutrients to develop properly. In this 2nd month of pregnancy, folic acid (or vitamin B 9) is very important for the production of the nervous system and the genetic material of the embryo. It is mainly found in green vegetables (beans, romaine lettuce or watercress), legumes (split peas, lentils, chickpeas) and some fruits such as oranges or melon. Throughout pregnancy, it is important to avoid deficiencies that could have serious consequences for the fetus. The doctor may prescribe folic acid supplementation for pregnant women if they have a deficiency. Often, it is even prescribed at the time of pregnancy, so that the mother-to-be has enough vitamin B 9 when she becomes pregnant

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