Pregnant Week 8

by | June 24, 2020

Slow stomach, heartburn and other pregnancy disorders can make life sour during pregnancy. Around week 8 you will be called to enrollment call at the maternity care center, MVC.

Pregnant week 8

The uterus is now about the size of an orange.
And there is a lot going on in the pregnant body, hormone adjustments and pregnancy disorders.

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The smooth muscle, the one we cannot control with the will, becomes weaker, which allows you to start getting varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The risk of urinary tract infection also increases, seek medical attention immediately if you experience such problems.
Constipation is common during this period. A good way to counteract a sluggish stomach is to drink a lot, eat healthy food and move. Any nausea usually goes further – keep out.
If you suffer from heartburn, avoid greasy, strong foods and coffee.

If you have not already met a midwife, you are probably called a so-called enrollment call. It happens at slightly different times, depending on which county you belong to.
The midwife takes some samples and asks which medications you usually take. She will follow you throughout pregnancy, so it is important that you get in good contact. If you do not like each other, you can ask to change midwife.

The embryo is about 19 millimeters long.
Fingers and toes are covered with swimming skin.
Now the baby’s upper lip and nose tip are formed!

Egg donation

Women whose ovaries cannot produce fertile eggs can become pregnant and have their own children through an egg donation. Both the prospective couple and the egg donor must first be approved in a suitability test and a medical assessment.

The couple who had money have always been able to go abroad to arrange egg donation. Since 2003, it has been possible for Swedish couples to get help through the county council without having to pay the treatment themselves. The law means that the couple may make their own proposals for donors of either sperm or eggs, or alternatively apply for donation from an egg or sperm bank.

Requirements for the egg donor to be considered appropriate

  • No serious illnesses, mental or physical.
    • No serious hereditary diseases in the genus.
    • No abuse problems.
    • No problems of involuntary childlessness.
    • Normal hormone tests and normal ovarian function according to ultrasound examination.
    • Maximum 36 years.
    • Negative test results for HIV, syphilis, hebatitis B, and C as well as HTLV I and II on two occasions.
    • The donor should preferably have had the children she wants.

A woman who wants to donate eggs is always interviewed by doctors and behavioral scientists and can justify the reasons for her donation.
Simultaneous donation of eggs and sperm is not permitted, according to current law (May 2016). However, a debate is ongoing and a legislative change is on a proposal.

So an egg donation goes

The donating woman’s ovaries are stimulated with hormone injections. When the ovaries become large enough, ovulation hormone is given and the eggs are sucked out. The donor receives a flat fee for the treatment.
Read more about IVF – in vitro fertilization.

The donor may be anonymous – but not against the child

The couple receiving an egg is not entitled to find out who the donor is. The donor also has no right to know to whom the eggs were donated – unless it is an agreed egg donation from a relative or friend.

In Sweden, it is believed that children born with the help of donated sperm have the right, at a mature age, to know about their genetic origin. The Egg Donation Act gives children who came in after egg donation the same right. Therefore, each egg donor is informed that the child may contact her in the future. In connection with the donation, the donor provides a life description and a photo.

One should be aware that donating, both from a relative or close friend and from an egg or sperm donor, is not a straightforward matter. A genetic relationship can raise unexpected emotional issues, and sometimes even legal ones.
For example, a court case involving a male friend with sperm for a lesbian couple had to take on paternity and financial responsibility for several children when the couple then divorced. In another case, the male partner was denied custody of a child’s paternity relationship because he said he did not want to be a father at the time, but was initially present at the IVF treatment with his wife.

It still seems that Swedish couples choose to go to the UK, for example, to secure an anonymous donor.