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At 2 months pregnant, you might be feeling overwhelmed, excited, worried, happy — maybe even a mixture of these emotions, and more. That’s pregnancy for you.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms at Two Months Pregnant

At 2 months pregnant, some commonly experienced pregnancy symptoms can include:

  • Mood changes
  • Morning sickness
  • Food cravings and aversions
  • Slight swelling of hands and feet
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness.

Although not all of these pregnancy symptoms are pleasant, they are a normal part of being pregnant, and you may only experience some of them.

Mood changes: One of the reasons for these pregnancy mood swings is that your body is flooded with hormones, such as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), progesterone, and oestrogen. These hormones may also play a role in other pregnancy symptoms like gas, constipation, heartburn, dizziness, changes in skin pigment (like darker nipples), muscle pain, and spider veins.

Your moods might also fluctuate based on how you’re feeling physically. For example, if you are suffering from heartburn and dizziness, then it’s natural to feel a little down.

Morning sickness: In the first trimester of pregnancy, you might experience what’s known as morning sickness. Though it often occurs in the morning, this nausea and vomiting can actually strike at any time of day. The good news is that for many women, morning sickness subsides in the second trimester.

To help combat morning sickness, maintain a balanced diet, staying away from greasy and spicy foods when possible, and go for smaller, more frequent meals to avoid an empty stomach. When you wake up in the morning, try eating some plain biscuits before getting out of bed to help stabilize your blood sugar levels. Rest, stay hydrated, and maybe even try adding some ginger to your diet. Know more about morning sickness during pregnancy, its causes, remedies and some quick tips to help you keep it at bay.

Cravings: Other pregnancy symptoms you might experience at around 2 months pregnant are food cravings and aversions. It’s not really clear why these preferences occur, and, although they might seem weird, they are very common during pregnancy. Know more about food cravings during pregnancy, its causes & tips to control excess cravings. Seek medical advice if you have cravings for non-food items like chalk or dirt.

Eight Months Pregnant: Changes Inside and Out

Your Baby’s Development: At 8 months pregnant, your baby will have ‘dropped’ by now (moving down toward your pelvis) and will still be growing, albeit at a slower rate. It’s getting very tight in there now, so don’t be surprised if you feel less movement.

Changes to Your Body: Aside from physical changes, you might also be feeling quite emotional. The size of your tummy will be a reason for many people to offer advice, and you might be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, annoyed, or nervous. You might also be feeling a little impatient, but know that your baby is getting ready to meet you and just needs a little more time. Settle into these feelings and remember that this is an emotional time that you will get through — you can do this.

Eighth Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Finalise the birthing plan: You might have been working on your birthing plan; make sure you have copies printed out for your medical team.
  • Get your hospital bag packed and ready by the door: Get your hospital bag packed. Your hospital bag should include all the items you and your husband will need during labor and delivery and during your hospital stay. It should also include the clothes and other items your baby will need at the hospital and on the way home. This hospital bag checklist will help you prepare everything you will need for yourself and your baby

Your hospital bag should include all the items you and your husband will need during labour and delivery and during your hospital stay. It should also include the clothes and other items your baby will need at the hospital and on the way home.

  • Do a hospital drill: Plan how you will get to hospital when the time comes. Make sure you have a few routes planned out, just in case your baby decides to come during peak-hour traffic. If your hospital allows it, familiarise yourself with the maternity ward so that you know where to go once you get to the hospital. Have the numbers of the people in your birthing team and the address of the hospital on your phone and on the fridge, so you’re not scrambling for these details at the last minute. Also, try exploring our pregnancy calendar for pregnancy, post-pregnancy & baby care tips
  • Make any final finishing touches: Take this time to rest, and put any finishing touches on your nursery and babyproofing efforts. Feeling relaxed is important, so don’t pack your schedule too tight, and try to enjoy this time.
  • Take some healthy steps: There are some little steps you can take such as doing Kegel exercises and breathing exercises, practicing good posture, and keeping hydrated to feel a little more comfortable during the 8th month of pregnancy.