Home > Lifestyle > Man > Your life 11 August 2003 Dad-to-be: 8 weeks You can barely see it, but it's already a human. 0 Follow us Facebook » Ask CyberShrink » Receive Health tips » Test Your sex toy IQ » All the tests you'll ever need 8 strange things your body does What’s going on The embryo is now called a foetus and looks like a tiny baby, with limbs and digits. It’s about two millimetres long. It has a full complement of organs and the beginnings of a nervous system. What to do Read up as much as you can. Studying the development of the foetus can be an absorbing project for both of you. You can also help your partner through the nausea she may be feeling by plying her with ginger or peppermint tea, ginger biscuits and raisins. Encourage her to drink water too. And try vitamin supplements such as vitamin B6. How you feel Her grumpiness and nausea may leave you feeling a little edgy. Fight the feeling. It’ll pass. How she feels These few weeks probably constitute the peak of your partner’s morning sickness. Her breasts will begin to swell and the pressure on her bladder will send her to the toilet at regular intervals. If she’s had a miscarriage in the past these will be a stressful few weeks. After 16 weeks, the chances of a miscarriage are substantially reduced. More in Lifestyle Stop hating: Brussels bombing survivor shares his story More: ManYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.