By the end of this week, your baby will be about 3cm long (just under 1¼ inches) and weigh about 3g (still less than a teaspoonful of sugar!)
Your placenta is developing; this amazing “life support system” will give your baby everything needed to grow and develop over the coming weeks.
Your baby is much more of a recognisable human shape now; arms and legs are growing quickly
Although you can’t feel it, the baby is moving a lot!
How's your nutrition?
Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is a great idea – though we understand that morning sickness can interfere with your best intentions! When you can face food, try to opt for healthy choices; in general, the less processed the food is, the better.
Lots of women are eligible for Healthy Start vouchers starting in week 10 of pregnancy; these can be used to buy lots of different nutritious foods to help you eat well. It's a good idea to register for Healthy Start a bit early; visit www.healthystart.nhs.uk to see if you qualify.
First antenatal appointment
You'll have your first antenatal appointment with a midwife and/or your GP sometime between weeks 8 and 12. Remember to ask for an FW8 form; you can use this to get a maternity exemption certificate, which will give you free prescriptions and dental care during your pregnancy (and for a year after your baby’s birth).