Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week

What My Baby Looks Like in Week 8

By week eight of your pregnancy, you can see that your baby is beginning to develop facial features, and the embryo is still only the size of a jelly bean.

The brain is now rapidly developing and a full nervous system is being carefully organized. A neural tube has closed to form a spinal column. Failure of this closure can result in problems such as spina bifida. The embryo is now approximately the size of a jelly bean. Arm and leg buds are now emerging. At this stage of development they look more like small paddles than limbs. A tiny nose and upper lip may now be more prominent when viewed via an ultrasound.
Illustrations Courtesy of the Sprout Pregnancy App

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An Inside Look

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Your Growing Belly

A month-by-month photo gallery of pregnancy.

Your Growing Baby

Your baby is the size of a cranberry bean.

Your Pregnancy Week 8

Learn more about what's happening with your pregnancy this week including your baby's latest fetal development milestones, your changing body, and tips to help you along the way.

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