2 months pregnant: symptoms and development

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by Emily Gilbert |

Welcome to 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 2 months pregnant, 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. Find out what else is going on with you and your baby in your second month of pregnancy.

2 months pregnant symptoms

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 other half say the wrong thing because you suddenly look really hacked off? It’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.

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!

Changes to your body at 2 months pregnant

Bump: At 2 months pregnant, it's unlikely that your body will look different to before pregnancy but don't worry, your bump will soon be making an appearance between 12 and 16 weeks.

Pregnancy boobs: As well as becoming sensitive and sore, you may have noticed that your boobs are threatening to give the game away as they bulge and strain trying desperately not to scream ‘I’m pregnant'. This is either good news, or bad depending on how you feel about them. You’re either strutting around like Pamela Anderson or you’re employing all the best ‘how to hide a large chest’ tricks in the book. 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.

Your baby's development at 2 months pregnant

Here is what your baby is doing at 2 months...

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Spine and limbs

By now, your baby has developed a spine and limbs and will grow a lot this month.

What does my baby look like at 2 months pregnant?

Here's an illustrative look at what your baby will look like in the womb when you're 2 months pregnant. At the end of you being two months pregnant, your little one is around the size of a raspberry.

How far along am I at 2 months pregnant?

Currently in the middle of your first trimester, you are between 5 to 8 weeks pregnant.

What should I be doing at 2 months pregnant?

Book your first midwife appointment

If you haven't already, you should look at contacting your GP or a local midwife to arrange your 'booking in appointment' which should take place before you are 10 weeks pregnant.

At your first of many prenatal check-ups, your midwife will ask you lots of questions to find out about what care you may need. They will also ask if they can measure your height and weight, measure your blood pressure and take a blood test. It's likely that you will be asked to give a urine sample that will be tested for glucose, protein, red and white blood cells, and bacteria.

Look forward to your dating scan

Usually performed between 10 weeks and 14 weeks, you are getting closer to attending your ultrasound scan! At this very exciting appointment (which you'll get via a letter), as well as having your very first glimpse of your little one, the sonographer will assess the early development in your womb and provide you with a rough due date.

Find out more about what happens at your 12-week scan.

Boost your folic acid levels

As your baby is growing so fast during this period, now is the perfect time to start taking folic acid as it can help prevent defects in your baby's development. You can take it through supplements or naturally through food such as nuts and breakfast cereal high in folic acid.

Try our Chinese Gender Predictor tool

You may have a few weeks to go to confirm if it's correct but why not have a bit of fun and give this ancient gender prediction method a go?

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