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Pregnant at 8 Weeks

Your Child At 8 Weeks

• Fingers have grown and separated,

  toes are now visible

• Facial features—eyes, nose, lips, and

  tongue continue to develop

• Each minute the brain develops as

  many as 250,000 new neurons

• Unborn child is now called a fetus,

  rather than an embryo

Your Symptoms At 8 Weeks

You might not have a hankering for pickles and ice cream, but pregnancy cravings could be wreaking havoc on your healthy eating plan. Yes, you are eating for two, but you really only need about an extra 300 calories per day (or 600 if you're expecting twins) to nourish your baby-to-be. And even though chocolate cake or a bag of potato chips may be calling your name, try to reach for a healthier treat instead -- say, a 16-ounce mango smoothie, a cup of cottage cheese or a tall glass of milk. (Source:

Pregnant at 8 Weeks

For a complete timeline of Fetal Development click here.

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