We hope you’ve started enjoying this pregnancy roller coaster ride. Here’s the heads-up for this week.
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.
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 few extra pounds and swollen breasts. Blame your hormones but they are preparing your body for the process of breast feeding in about 33 weeks from now.
The pregnancy symptoms include frequent urination, vomiting, fatigue, breast tenderness, heart burn, indigestion, excessive saliva secretion, food aversions due to nausea. Most pregnant women have these symptoms till week 13 but few expectant mothers may not experience morning sickness at all. Thus, pregnancy symptoms vary from one pregnant woman to another. If you feel any irritation or pain, consult your gynecologist for better understanding.