Your pregnancy week by week
Pregnancy goes on for nine months and there’s lots happening every week. If you’re curious to find out more about how your baby is growing read on …….
WEEK EIGHT: This is typically the time when your baby gets a growth spurt and doubles in size. The development of your baby’s major internal organs is continuing apace, their lungs are forming and the brain is increasing in size. They may still be tiny, but complicated structures are rapidly forming including the tongue and their lip and palate, as well as nerves to later detect smell. Bones are already forming and their muscles contracting. Ridges are forming on their hands and feet where their fingers and toes will soon appear. Research has shown that if a heartbeat is detected at eight weeks the chances of the pregnancy continuing is 98 per cent.