Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 7 Weeks
Wow! Since you are 7 weeks pregnant, this is really something you should be joyful and proud about. One of the reasons is because, at this stage, your baby is expected to have gotten a more defined face. The eyes, mouth, ears, nostrils and even the brain cells would have been more developed. Then, you can also be sure of the development of the mouth, tooth buds, and tongue as well.
The bones of your baby at this stage will be forming gradually. Then, the legs and the arms will be developing as well while they are making their divides into the segments of the hand, shoulder and arm as well as the segments of the foot, leg and knee. So, at this stage, your baby would have gotten his or her kidneys which they are expected to begin operation. And you know what? Your baby will begin to produce urines now.
As these aspects are developed, you will begin to experience some little jerky moves in your stomach. While you may not feel t, it can be detected from the ultrasound. Read more about when you’ll start feeling your baby kick.
How big is your baby at 7 weeks pregnant
Talking about the size of your baby now that you are 7 weeks pregnant, although still known as an embryo, it should be about .51 inches which is about double of the size it was in week 6.
With these growths taking place in your body, on your own part, the morning sickness you experience may enter into its next phase now. While you will have to find ways to cope with this, it is most likely that by the time you enter your second trimester, the symptoms will reduce.
Apart from the morning sickness, there is the possibility that your craving for a certain type of food will so much increase. You may discover yourself having some special urge to take certain food. And on the other hand, you may also find certain food irritating to you. Although it is normal and it goes also with morning sickness, it is assumed that that is a way nature is helping you keep away from food that could have potential danger.
Then, by now, you possibly would have had your breast swollen. The hormones are only building your breasts and having more blood flowing to them. It is also likely you notice some dark areas around your nipples looking like goosebumps. They are the sweat glands that will supply lubrication by the time you begin to breastfeed.
With this your 7 weeks pregnancy, if you have not arranged for a prenatal appointment with your doctor or a midwife, consider doing so. But if you have, that’s good! Then, you can consider starting a prenatal exercise program. It has been discovered that 30 minutes of exercise aids the healthiness of pregnancy. A little walk, swimming, and yoga will do so well for you.
Lastly, understand that whatever you eat has a major effect on your baby. This is why you have to be careful about what you take in. Have your doctor prescribe the kinds of food to eat and what to abstain from.
Take prenatal vitamins every day
Prenatal vitamins are recommended by most doctors if you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant. They provide essential nutrients for the prenatal development of your baby. Taking prenatal vitamins is especially important when you’re so nauseous you can’t eat properly. Many of us don’t get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food, which becomes critically important when you’re pregnant. If you have nausea during pregnancy, you should know that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends vitamin B6 first-line in prenatal vitamins (such as this pack of vitamins) to help alleviate nausea. Make sure to read this detailed article about the best prenatal vitamins available on the market today to take during pregnancy.
When to tell people you’re pregnant
Who you tell and when is a personal decision. Other than a husband, immediate family, and close friends, many women wait until after the first ultrasound scan to tell the wider circle. Here are our best pregnancy announcement ideas for everyone you know.
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