Your baby’s finally gaining some shape with the baby’s eyes, ears, and mouth getting more defined! Arm and legs buds too start growing long.
Time for first trimester prenatal tests that include NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) blood test, IDT (Infectious Disease Testing), and NT (Nuchal Translucency) ultrasound. Check with your doctor for more details.
What To Avoid
At this stage, avoid consuming mercury-rich fish like mackerel, swordfish, etc.
At week 7, you’re in the second half of your second month!
Your Baby’s Development During Week 7
Week 7 Baby’s Growth
1.3 to 1.8 cm.
How Big is Baby?
Your baby is now about the size of a pea!
This week, your baby is in the process of becoming a little genius with the brain developing at a speed of 100 brain cells per minute. Your baby measures about 1- 1.25 cm in size and slowly develops heart, arm & leg buds. The facial structure forms tiny spots which will develop into eyes, nostrils, mouth and early teeth buds. Your baby’s permanent set of kidneys start to develop this week.
Baby’s Length: 1.3 to 1.8 cm
Baby’s Weight: 0.5 g.
Mother’s Changing Body: What to Expect
Here comes the relief! There are no additional pregnancy symptoms on the 7th week of pregnancy except for the already existing ones. However-
Your body might undergo some physical changes such as gaining a few extra pounds
Blame your hormones for swollen breasts but they are preparing your body for the process of breastfeeding in about 33 weeks from now
7th Week Pregnancy Symptoms
The pregnancy symptoms you’ll experience this week include plenty of morning-sickness related ones including -
At this stage, most probably, your hormonal changes make the blood flow faster to your kidneys, making you pee frequently.
again, it’s your hormones.
You may experience this due to rapidly increasing estrogen hormones.
Most pregnant women have these symptoms till week 13 but few expectant mothers may not experience morning sickness at all.
Pregnancy symptoms vary from one pregnant woman to another. If you feel any irritation or pain, consult your gynecologist for better understanding.
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