Your Body At 2 Months Pregnant
You’re Still Not Showing
At two months pregnant, you can barely keep your eyes open and feel like you could sleep 20 hours a day. Sneak in naps when you can, but don’t forget to set an alarm. It’s possible to fall asleep in the car after lunch and miss an afternoon full of meetings. Trust us.
At this point in the pregnancy you’re still not showing, but you may notice that your breasts have gotten fuller and your pants are feeling a bit snug. (Time to break out those yoga pants!)
You’re now well into your first trimester, during which the average woman gains anywhere between one and five pounds. Most doctors recommend adding 300 calories to your daily intake during the first trimester, but of course consult with your OB-GYN about this because every body and every pregnancy is different.
Hello, Mood Swings!
Feeling excited, anxious, overwhelmed, happy, and nervous all within the span of an hour? Don’t panic, because this is a totally normal (although not necessarily enjoyable) part of pregnancy. Mood swings are especially common during the first six and ten weeks of pregnancy, according to The American Pregnancy Association. In addition to the hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, you’re probably understandably anxious about starting this next chapter of your life.
Your Baby at 2 Months Pregnant
Facial Features Are Forming
During the second month of pregnancy, your baby’s mouth, nose, and ears are starting to develop. Their eyelids also form during this time, but they’ll remain shut until the end of your second trimester.
The Toes and Fingers Are Developing, Too
Your baby now has webbed toes and fingers, so they can begin moving around in your womb. You won’t feel the kicking just yet, but your little one is starting to get active.
Heartbeat Is Fast
During month two, your baby’s heartbeat may be as high as 180 beats per minute. This sounds really high, but it’s not cause for concern — in fact, it’s a good thing.
The Sex Is Determined
Although your baby’s external genitals aren’t recognizable, its gender is determined during month two.
Your Symptoms and Health at 2 Months Pregnant
Although some women get morning sickness during the first month of pregnancy, it hits with a vengeance between week four and week nine. Despite its name, morning sickness can strike at any time of day. In order to reduce nausea and vomiting, avoid greasy and spicy foods, and eat small meals frequently throughout the day.
Thanks to the hormone progesterone, which can slow down the digestive process, constipation is common during month two of pregnancy. Doctors recommend staying hydrated and active in order to alleviate this seriously unpleasant symptom.
Pregnancy can zap your energy, so it’s perfectly normal to feel more tired than usual. Rest as often as you can. Maintaining a healthy diet and staying active can also combat some of the fatigue.
Aversion To Certain Foods
Suddenly can’t stand to even be in the same room as what used to be your favorite food? This is another totally normal symptom of month two. If you’re also experiencing a lot of nausea, it’s fine to play it safe and eat mostly bland foods — just make sure you have a chat with your doctor to make sure you’re getting in all the necessary nutrients each day.
Written by Caitlin Flynn.