7 Weeks Pregnant - What You Need To Know and Expect in Pregnancy Week Seven

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When you are 7 weeks pregnant, your symptoms continue to increase; morning sickness and frequent vomiting are common while some smells may have serious impact on your eating habits. However, there’s nothing to worry about these symptoms. These symptoms do not affect the health and development of your baby.

In pregnancy week 7, your baby starts growing fast; a growth mostly concentrated on the head. Your baby will be doubled in size at the end of this week. Eyes, ears, nose and mouth become more sophisticated. Little arm and leg buds appear on the 7 week old baby.

The heart projects from its body and continues to beat rapidly. The lungs, intestine and pancreas start to develop. A bulge of intestine is developed, which will become the umbilical cord later. It has visible blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from the baby’s body.

The skin of the baby is as thin as paper. The body parts that formed in previous weeks like brain and heart become more refined. Tiny brain cells are growing at a rapid rate, about 100 cells per minute at this time.

Teeth and palate are developing in the fetus, when you’re 7 weeks pregnant. The veins are clearly visible. The cavities for spinal fluid circulation start developing as well.

When you’re seven weeks pregnant, you may start experiencing pregnancy aches and pains. Estrogen levels are increased rapidly at this stage. Increased fatigue and enhanced sense of smell are also common.

Nausea and vomiting are often triggered by some smells like the smell of potato or onion cooking. You may get either food aversion or extraordinary appetite.

Pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman. It’s quite difficult to predict what types of symptoms you will experience when you’re 7 weeks pregnant.

You have more blood during this week that runs through your veins to meet the demands of your baby. Your uterus grows and applies pressure over your bladder hence the urge to urinate more frequently. You may accidentally want to pass urine even if you laugh, cough or sneeze.

Tips of Advice

You need to take care of your health and your baby’s health, when you’re seven weeks pregnant. You can avoid the triggers to control morning sickness. Taking vitamin B6 can help with nausea and skin condition.

If you suffer from excessive vomiting in pregnancy week 7, you need to consult your doctor as soon as possible. If left untreated, excessive vomiting can cause dehydration and malnutrition. The doctor may prescribe you a special diet to control vomiting. Medication may also be prescribed to reduce the severity of any symptoms.

When you’re seven weeks pregnant, you may get food cravings. Though they are natural, you need to remember that your baby’s health largely depends on what you eat. Cravings may be an indication of lack of nutrients.

Try to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Taking more spicy foods, fried foods and desserts to satisfy your carvings may lead to overweight, so you need to be very careful in your diet during this period.

Possible Test in Week Seven

Blood test is recommended when you’re 7 weeks pregnant. It’s non-invasive and does not carry any risks. The blood test for HCG levels can also help determine whether you’re going to have twins, triplets or multiples.

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