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Two months pregnant

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Two months pregnant - everything you need to know

Month two of your pregnancy...in which you may be a bit snappy and spend your time searching for the nearest loo. 

Now that you’re into the second month of pregnancy, let’s talk about how many tests you’ve peed on. Come on. How many? A lot right?

It’s just so hard to believe that the teeny tiny life inside of you is real and there are few things more exciting than seeing that positive result.

So you can’t help but keep doing them - the only problem is figuring out which chemist you haven’t bought one from yet!

Admittedly it’s not just excitement that has you constantly checking on that positive pregnancy test result.

By now, you may be feeling quite ‘normal’ and not pregnant at all.

Everybody is different, but whether your body is flooded with symptoms or is dealing with its new job calmly and quietly as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening, it’s really really normal to feel anxious right now.

Your baby's development at two months pregnant 

Here is what your baby is doing at 2 months:

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1) Spine and limbs

By now, your baby has developed a spine and limbs and will grow a lot this month. 
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2) Eyes, brain and ears

As well as a spine and some limbs, your baby has started to grow their brain, eyes, and ears.
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3) A nose

Your baby's nose has also started to form, along with the ability to start smelling. 
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4) Webbed fingers

Your baby has webbed fingers at this point! Soon they will start to separate. 
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5) They're moving!

You may not be able to feel any kicking at the moment, but your baby is moving around inside you. 

Your body at two months pregnant

Here are common symptoms you may be experiencing at this milestone:

Anxiety: You might be worried about how the pregnancy is progressing, or overwhelmed by thoughts of how a baby will change your life. Whatever is causing your anxiety, just know that it is all part of growing a baby! Those fears will drive you a bit mad in the beginning but they’ll soon ease. So, what do you do? Rant on about it - you must! Talk your partner's ear off, go through all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘what happens when’ questions together.

Morning sickness: Not everyone has nausea and sickness but if you do it’s probably kicking in about now. There you are, staring out of the kitchen window, still half asleep, waiting for the kettle to boil and woah - before you’ve even had a chance to realise it, your body wants to expel half your insides. One minute you’re fine, the next you’re violently retching. There’s nothing ladylike about pregnancy nausea so this is kind of the start of a slight loss of dignity.

Mood swings: Wait, what happened? Did your gorgeous co-star say the wrong thing because you suddenly look really hacked off? t’s probably those month two mood swings...it’s not your fault you're a bit, erm, snappy (or smug, depending on the day). You’re having a human and you’re all over the place.

Pregnancy boobs:  On top of all that, everyone is looking at your boobs. They are really threatening to give the game away as they bulge and strain trying desperately not to scream ‘I’m pregnant’ from your suddenly ample cleavage. This is either good news, or bad depending on how you feel about them. You’re either strutting around like Pamela Anderson (summer pregnancies are the best for this group!) or you’re employing all the best ‘how to hide a large chest’ tricks in the book - deep v necks all the way for you. Whichever camp you’re in, you might want to factor bra costs into your monthly outgoings from now on - big boobs don’t come cheap and there’s a chance you could grow up to three cup sizes before baby arrives.

Always needing the loo: Sometimes, you might need to pee as soon as you’ve just HAD a pee. Having fun yet? It’s a good job you’re so glowy and gorgeous mama-to-be!

Now read:

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How to beat pregnancy fatigue and up your energy levels

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