2 months pregnant

Soon-to-be mom, is the 2nd month of your pregnancy already here? Well, gear up as these two months of pregnancy, would leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, excited, worried, happy, and much more. For the little one growing in your belly, he/she would start developing a tiny nose, ears, and mouth. This and much more will be happening in these two months of pregnancy.

So, keep reading to learn more about the common pregnancy symptoms experienced at two months of pregnancy, how your baby is developing during the coming weeks, and much more.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms at 2 Months Pregnant

At two months pregnant, some commonly experienced pregnancy symptoms include:

  • Morning sickness:

Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting often strike between week four and week nine. Contrary to popular belief, morning sickness can hit at any time of day, not just in the morning. It might help to maintain a balanced diet, staying away from greasy and spicy foods, and to opt for smaller, more frequent meals. When you wake up in the morning, try eating some plain crackers before getting out of bed to help stabilise your blood sugar levels. Rest, stay hydrated, and sip ginger ale or ginger tea to calm your stomach. Not all moms-to-be experience morning sickness, but if you do, take some comfort in the fact that it subsides by the time you reach the second trimester. If your symptoms are particularly bad, speak to your doctor as it could be a sign of a more severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.

  • Mood changes:

Don’t be surprised if you’re a bit more emotional than usual. Your body is experiencing a surge of hormones during pregnancy, which can lead to some wild shifts in your emotions. Your moods might also fluctuate based on how you’re feeling physically or mentally. For example, if you have morning sickness and this is making you feel uncomfortable and stressed, then it’s natural to feel down from time to time.

  • Food aversions:

Certain foods, or even smells, that you once enjoyed can start to seem unappealing and may even trigger nausea now that you’re pregnant. If you find your tastes have changed, it’s OK to stick to blander foods until your appetite returns (usually in the second trimester). Just make sure to speak to your doctor about ways to keep up a healthy diet if certain foods are off the menu temporarily. You can also download our guide to nutrition during pregnancy for some helpful tips.

  • Heartburn and indigestion:

Pregnancy hormones can also relax the valve that connects your stomach and esophagus. When this happens, stomach acid can leak into the esophagus, causing this uncomfortable symptom. Spicy or fried foods are best avoided if you suffer from heartburn.

  • Constipation:

Feeling a little backed up can be a normal symptom of early pregnancy. Constipation may be caused by the hormone progesterone, which can slow digestion. Your prenatal vitamins can also lead to constipation if they contain a lot of iron. Staying hydrated and active can help though. Here are some more easy tips to avoid constipation during pregnancy.

  • Bloating:

You might be familiar with this symptom from your monthly menstrual cycle, but it can also crop up as an early sign of pregnancy. You can blame your hormones if your jeans are now fitting a little bit tighter than normal.

  • Fatigue:

Being pregnant takes a lot of energy, so it’s perfectly normal to feel worn out or just more sleepy than usual. Rest when you can, even if this means saying “no” to a few things. A healthy diet and moderate exercise can sometimes give you a little energy boost. Plus, take comfort in the fact that many moms-to-be say their energy levels increase in the next trimester.

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

How Is Your Baby Developing This Month?

In the 2nd month of pregnancy, your little one will start to develop a tiny nose, mouth, and ears. Eyelids would have formed, and they’ll stay fused shut until the latter part of the second trimester.

There’s also some important organ development happening this month. Your little one’s lungs now connect to the throat with breathing tubes. Like the lungs, the heart still has a lot of growing to do, but it’s now beating about 105 beats per minute. The amniotic sac is now developed and filled with amniotic fluid. Its important job is to house and protect your little one from now until the birth.

Furthermore, at the end of week eight, or approximately the end of your second month, there’s another exciting milestone: Your little one graduates from an embryo to a foetus.

How Big Is Your Baby When You’re 2 Months Pregnant?

At the end of you being two months pregnant, your baby’s size could be about half an inch long, or in other words about the size of a raspberry.

2 Months Pregnant: Your Body’s Changes

At two months pregnant, your body won’t look dramatically different. Likewise, you won’t witness your baby bump. However, you might experience sensitivity and soreness on your breasts and they may look fuller.

If your pre-pregnancy weight was within the normal BMI range, your doctor may recommend a target weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds during your pregnancy, and at least two of these pounds will likely be gained by your breasts.

Over the course of the first trimester, you are likely to gain about one to five pounds. Your doctor is your go-to resource for advice about healthy weight gain and nutrition during pregnancy.

Usually, you’ll only need to add about 300 extra calories to your diet each day, but this amount may increase later in your pregnancy. Your ob-gyn will be able to advise you, based on your specific situation.

How Far Along Are You at 2 Months Pregnant?

At two months pregnant, you’re well into the first trimester, which spans week 1 to week 13.

If you’re wondering how many weeks two months pregnant is, the answer can vary somewhat because weeks don't fit evenly into months, and you could be at the start or the end of your second month. So, you may want to think of two months pregnant as covering week five through week eight.

Checklist for When You’re 2 Months Pregnant

  • If you haven’t already, find out when you’ll get to meet your little one. Your doctor will likely be able to give you an estimated due date at your first or next prenatal appointment.

  • Keep all of your prenatal appointments to make sure you and your little one are staying healthy.

  • Focus on maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, and follow your doctor's advice on starting or continuing to take prenatal vitamins.

  • Keep yourself active by walking or doing light exercises like prenatal yoga. But make sure to consult with your doctor first and verify the exercises before doing them.

  • Although not everyone experiences morning sickness, lots of moms-to-be do, so read up on when morning sickness typically starts and ends to help you feel more prepared.

  • Read up on pregnancy warning signs you shouldn’t ignore and find out who to call, should you have any concerns if it’s outside your doctor’s normal hours.

  • Keep track of the growth of your bump in photos.

  • Bond with your little one by practising Garbh Sanskar. Listen to mantras or shlokas whilst inducing mental and behavioural development within your baby. You can also listen to our Garbh Sanskar playlist available on the Pampers India App.

  • Look for pregnancy and childbirth education classes in your area. It may seem soon, but you may need to register in advance to make sure you have a spot in the class you want.

Takeaway

There’s no doubt that you’ll have a lot on your mind in the 2nd month of pregnancy. But remember by the end of these two months of pregnancy, your little one would develop to become a foetus. He/she will be developing tiny organs and progressing his growth journey. In the meantime, what you need to do is keep yourself healthy by eating right and taking care of yourself and your baby.

How We Wrote This Article: The information in this article is based on the expert advice found in trusted medical and government sources. You can find a full list of sources used for this article below. The content on this page should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult medical professionals for full diagnosis and treatment.