Week 7 of Your Pregnancy

October 30, 2009

What is Happening Inside Your Body?

Fetus07weeks200Your uterus is expanding, and has almost doubled in size. The mucus on your cervix is thickening, forming a mucus plug that will help seal your uterus until your baby is ready to be born.

Depending on whether or not you have morning sickness, you may have gained or lost a few pounds. This weight gain is not enough that people will be able to tell you are pregnant.

You may be feeling more urgency to urinate. This is normal and is due to the increased blood flow that occurs during pregnancy.

You may be feeling tired, achy, nauseated and moody. (If you are feeling fine, don’t worry–you’re one of the lucky ones!) If you are feeling nauseated, your nausea may diminish after the first trimester (around 14 weeks).

How Big is Your Baby?

Your baby is about 1/3 of an inch long. The embryo is at 5 weeks of development.

How is Your Baby Developing?

Your baby’s brain is continuing to develop. The digestive tract is forming. The lenses of the eyes are now forming and the middle ears are developing. Arms, legs, hands and feet are starting to take shape.

What Does a Fetus Look Like at 7 Weeks?

The best way to answer that is with this great video of what a fetus looks like at 7 weeks. Click Here. This is week 5 for your fetus.

There are several videos here that you can click on and enjoy. Here is another grate video..click here. Again this is week 5 for your fetus.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy


Be cautious when taking any over the counter medications. Be sure to check with your doctor before consuming any medication. It is generally recommended that you avoid all pain relievers other than acetaminophen.

Be sure you are continuing to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and exercise regularly. If you are experiencing nausea, check out the page on this website about morning sickness during pregnancy.

If you have not chosen a doctor or midwife yet, you will want to do that right away. You may find some helpful information on choosing a doctor or midwife and what to expect on your first prenatal visit in other sections of this website.


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