4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 2 3

At two 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

In the second month of your pregnancy, 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, 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 crackers before getting out of bed to help stabilise your blood sugar levels. Rest, stay hydrated, and maybe even try sniffing or sucking on some lemon wedges.

Cravings: Other pregnancy symptoms you might experience at around two 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. Seek medical advice if you have cravings for non-food items like chalk or dirt.

Seven Months Pregnant: Changes Inside and Out

Your Baby’s Development: At about week 32, babies often turn head-down in preparation for birth and also start to move downward, putting pressure on your bladder (bathroom, anyone?). This may take some pressure off your lungs, making it a little easier to breathe. Your baby’s bones are also beginning to harden.

The skull, however, remains softer so that the baby can pass through the birth canal more easily. The plates of the skull slide over each other during birth, which is why some babies are born with a cone-shaped head.

Don’t worry, though — the shape of your baby’s head will go back to normal within a few days.

Changes to Your Body: During the seventh month of pregnancy, the space is getting a little snug in your uterus, and your baby might be moving less because of this. You are still likely to feel some movement each day.

Because your centre of gravity changes as your tummy grows, you might feel unsteady on your feet, so take your time while walking. As your belly expands, you might also lose the ability to bend over, and your gait might even change to support your tummy.

Your breasts will grow and become even heavier. The veins on your breasts might become more visible, and the colour of your nipples might darken.

Seventh Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Rest up: It’s important to get as much rest as possible. Although you might find sleeping more difficult as your tummy grows, try sleeping on your side with pillows supporting your tummy, and place a pillow between your legs.
  • Find out about preterm labour: Many mums-to-be worry about preterm labour and can sometimes mistake it for Braxton Hicks contractions. To help allay your fears, it might help to get familiar with the signs of preterm labour, which include persistent cramps or contractions, spotting or bleeding, and lower back pain. If you’re concerned you might be in preterm labour, or have any questions about what you're experiencing, consult your doctor.
  • Talk to loved ones: With all of the pregnancy symptoms and your changing body shape, you might feel that you’ve lost control over your body. It’s an emotional time, and these feelings are normal. Try to rest and relax, talk to loved ones about how you’re feeling, and remember that you don’t have much longer to go.
  • Learn about Braxton Hicks contractions: These practice contractions are also known as "false" contractions, and you might experience several during your third trimester. Read up on how to tell the difference.
  • Brainstorm baby names: You might have settled on a baby name, but if not try the Pampers Baby Name Generator, as it might help you land on the perfect name for your little one.