Your pregnancy at 7 weeks: All you need to know this week

Discover what’s happening to you and your baby on week 7 of pregnancy – explore your baby’s development, your body’s changes, and your weekly checklist!

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Pregnancy Week by Week

At 7 weeks, you are about four weeks pregnant! So much has already happened in a short amount of time and you may be feeling overwhelmed with physical, emotional, and life changes. Each week brings something new as your pregnancy progresses, so it’s important to stay informed on what you can expect.

At this point in your pregnancy, you may start to experience changes in the way your body looks and feels. Nausea and vomiting may still be around, but will soon start to decrease. If you’re having trouble keeping food down, try eating smaller meals throughout the day or snacking on crackers and other light snacks when you feel nauseous. You may also experience some mild cramping as your uterus expands!

Your baby is now growing the cutest arm buds and leg buds. It’s still too early to determine the sex, but your baby is now about the size of a blueberry! This week, your baby will still have a small tail that will be disappearing in the coming weeks!

The 7 Weeks Pregnancy Digest

Here are the key takeaways for week 7 of your pregnancy:

  • Your baby’s development: Your baby continues to grow rapidly. Arm and leg buds are forming, the liver also forms and starts producing blood cells which makes veins appear under your baby’s skin.
  • Your symptoms: You may be feeling more tired than usual and have nausea and mild cramping. You may develop some food aversions, and get some headaches due to increased circulating blood volume!
  • This week’s tip: No need to fight your food aversions. Try to snack on light, bland foods as they will be easier to digest and make you feel more comfortable. Make sure you get plenty of rest as your body is going through many changes right now!
  • Keep an eye out for: During the second month of pregnancy, your baby is the most sensitive to the effects of drugs and toxins, make sure to go over your medications with your doctor.

At this point in your pregnancy, it is important to take care of yourself by eating well, staying active, and getting enough rest. Don’t forget that you can always talk to your doctor or midwife if you have any questions or concerns about your health!

Week 7 for your Baby

Your fast growing baby has reached about 8 millimeters (around 5/16 inches) in length. With the head and body now recognizable, the umbilical cord taking shape and little arm and leg buds, your baby is on its way to become recognizably human!

Your Baby is as Big as …

A kidney bean!

Baby Development This Week

Your baby is continuing to develop very quickly. The arm and leg buds now protrude from the sides of the body, which will soon develop hands and feet! Your baby’s liver is also forming this week, producing red blood cells that make veins visible under their skin

At this point, your baby will be busy growing and developing very quickly. The yolk sac which sustained your baby’s nutrition is beginning to shrink and will soon be replaced by the placenta. The placenta (chorionic villi) contains blood vessels that tap into your own bloodstream and will be the main source of oxygen and nutrition for your baby in the remaining months of pregnancy.

Week 7 for Mom

Your pregnancy is progressing rapidly and you may start noticing physical changes in your body this week. Your uterus is growing bigger which can cause some mild cramping. You may also experience some food aversions, nausea and headaches due to increased circulating blood volume.

Symptom Checklist

  • Mild cramping
  • Food aversions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Bloating or constipation

Tips for week 7 of your pregnancy

  • Make sure to get plenty of rest as your body is going through many changes.
  • Eat smaller meals throughout the day or snack on light, bland foods that are easy to digest.
  • Stay hydrated and take time out for yourself every day.
  • If your clothes start to feel a bit tight around the waist, don’t worry! It’s normal for your waistline to expand as your uterus grows.

At 7 weeks pregnant, it is important to take good care of yourself and remain informed on what changes to expect during this stage of pregnancy. Remember that each pregnancy is unique, so don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or midwife for advice and guidance.

This week is an important milestone in your pregnancy journey, and a good opportunity to make sure you’re taking steps to ensure the health of both you and your baby!

Prenatal Checklist: What To Do This Week?

Here is what to remember this week:

  • Continue taking a daily multivitamin with at least 400mcg of folic acid
  • Make healthy food choices and avoid processed foods, alcohol, and smoking.
  • Monitor your weight gain as you progress through your pregnancy
  • Stay active by exercising regularly or going on walks
  • Talk to your doctor about any medications you’re taking. Also, check with your doctor or midwife before using any over-the-counter supplements
  • Make sure to get plenty of rest and relaxation every day!
  • Schedule an appointment for a prenatal ultrasound if you haven’t already done so

7 Weeks Pregnancy Wrap Up

At 7 weeks pregnant, you’re in the second month of your pregnancy. You may start to experience some physical changes such as cramping and (a lot of) fatigue. Your baby is growing ever so quickly with arm and leg buds forming. Make sure to take care of yourself by eating well, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of rest.

You are now well on your way into the exciting journey of pregnancy. Enjoy it and cherish every moment!

References & Resources

This pregnancy week-by-week series was developed based on the updated information contained in the following resources:

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