At 2 months pregnant, you might be feeling overwhelmed, excited, worried, happy—or all of the above, and more. That’s pregnancy for you! There’s no doubt you’ll have a lot on your mind this month. Read on to learn more about common pregnancy symptoms, how your baby is developing, and what else is in store for you at 2 months pregnant.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms at 2 Months Pregnant

At 2 months pregnant, some commonly experienced pregnancy symptoms include:

  • Morning sickness. Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting often strikes between 4 and 9 weeks. Contrary to popular belief, morning sickness can hit at any time of day, not just in the morning. It might help to maintain a balanced diet, staying away from greasy and spicy foods, and to go for smaller, more frequent meals. When you wake up in the morning, try eating some plain crackers before getting out of bed to help stabilize your blood sugar levels. Rest, stay hydrated, and sip ginger ale or ginger tea to calm your stomach. Not all moms-to-be experience morning sickness, but if you do, take some comfort in the fact that it frequently subsides by the time you reach the second trimester. You can read more about when morning sickness starts and ends here. If your symptoms are particularly bad, consult your healthcare provider as it could be a sign of a more severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.

  • Mood changes. Don’t be surprised if you’re a bit more emotional than usual. Your body is experiencing a surge of hormones, which can lead to some wild shifts in your emotions. At 2 months pregnant, you may think you “should” be feeling physically and mentally OK, but actually your moods might fluctuate during this time. For example, if you have morning sickness and this is making you feel uncomfortable and stressed, then it’s natural to feel down from time to time.

  • Food aversions. Certain foods, or even smells, that you once enjoyed can start to seem unappealing and may even trigger nausea now that you’re pregnant. If you find your tastes have changed, it’s OK to stick to blander foods until your appetite returns (usually in the second trimester). Just make sure to speak to your healthcare provider about ways to keep up a healthy diet if certain foods are off the menu temporarily.

  • Heartburn and indigestion. Pregnancy hormones can also relax the valve that connects your stomach and esophagus. When this happens, stomach acid can leak into the esophagus, causing this uncomfortable symptom. Spicy or fried foods are best avoided if you suffer from heartburn.

  • Constipation. Feeling a little backed up can be a normal symptom of early pregnancy. Constipation may be caused by the hormone progesterone, which can slow digestion. Your prenatal vitamins can also lead to constipation if they contain a lot of iron. Staying hydrated and active can help, though.

  • Bloating. You might be familiar with this symptom from your monthly menstrual cycle, but it can also crop up as an early sign of pregnancy. As usual, blame it on hormones if your jeans are now fitting a little bit tighter than normal.

  • Fatigue. Being pregnant takes a lot of energy, so it’s perfectly normal to feel worn out or just more sleepy than usual. Rest when you can, even if this means saying “no” to a few things. A healthy diet and moderate exercise can sometimes give you a little energy boost. Plus, take comfort in the fact that many moms-to-be say their energy levels increase in the second trimester.

If this isn’t your first pregnancy, you may be wondering how your pregnancy may be different this time round. Read all about how pregnancy symptoms might be different during a second pregnancy.

How Is Your Baby Developing This Month?

This month, your little one starts to develop a tiny nose, mouth, and ears. Eyelids have formed, and they’ll stay fused shut until the latter part of the second trimester.

There’s also some important organ development happening this month. Your little one’s lungs now connect to the throat with breathing tubes. Like the lungs, the heart still has a lot of growing to do, but it’s now beating about 105 beats per minute—how about that!

The amniotic sac is now developed and filled with amniotic fluid. Its important job is to house and protect your little one from now until birth.

That’s not all! At the end of week 8, or approximately the end of your second month, there’s another exciting milestone: Your little one graduates from an embryo to a fetus, in medical terms, that is.

Could You Be Pregnant With Twins?

During an ultrasound at 2 months pregnant (if you’re offered one), you may learn that you’re pregnant with twins or more if your healthcare provider detects more than one heartbeat.

If you’re pregnant with twins, congratulations! Although it might be a lot to digest right now, you’re in for double the fun.

It might help you feel more prepared to read our FAQ on twin pregnancy and to gather your questions and ask your healthcare provider all about how a twin pregnancy may be different.

How Big Is Your Baby When You’re 2 Months Pregnant?

At the end of you being 2 months pregnant, your baby’s size could be about half an inch long, or in other words about the size of a raspberry.

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2 Months Pregnant: Your Body’s Changes

Don’t expect to see too much of a belly bump at 2 months pregnant. At this stage, your body probably won’t look dramatically different. What you might notice, though, is that in addition to some sensitivity and soreness, your breasts may look fuller.

If your prepregnancy weight was within the normal BMI range, your healthcare provider may recommend a target weight gain of about 25 to 35 pounds during your pregnancy, and at least two of these pounds will likely be gained by your breasts.

Over the course of the first trimester, you’re likely to gain about one to five pounds.

Try our Weight Gain Calculator to learn how much weight you may be advised to gain during the rest of your pregnancy. Your healthcare provider is your go-to resource for advice about healthy weight gain and nutrition during pregnancy.

Usually, you’ll only need to add about 300 extra calories to your diet each day, but this amount may increase later in your pregnancy. Your provider will be able to advise you based on your specific situation.

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Checklist for When You’re 2 Months Pregnant

☐ If you haven’t already, find out when you’ll get to meet your little one. Your healthcare provider will likely be able to give you an estimated due date at your first or next prenatal appointment; in the meantime, try our Due Date Calculator.

☐ Keep all of your prenatal appointments to make sure you and your little one are staying healthy.

☐ Ask your healthcare provider whether you’ll be offered an ultrasound at 2 months pregnant.

☐ Focus on maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, and follow your healthcare provider's advice on starting or continuing to take prenatal vitamins.

☐ Read up on what not to eat when pregnant and adjust your food shopping list accordingly.

☐ Read up on pregnancy warning signs you shouldn’t ignore and find out who to call should you have any concerns when it’s outside your provider’s normal hours.

☐ Look for pregnancy and childbirth education classes in your area. It may seem like it’s too soon, but you may need to register well in advance to secure a spot in the class you want.

☐ If you haven’t already surprised your partner with your special news, check out these fun and creative ways to announce your pregnancy to your partner.

☐ Start brainstorming baby names. For inspiration, check out these top baby names for girls and top baby names for boys. Plus, our Baby Name Generator can also help you find the right name.

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How We Wrote This Article
The information in this article is based on the expert advice found in trusted medical and government sources, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. You can find a full list of sources used for this article below. The content on this page should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult medical professionals for full diagnosis and treatment.