7 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 7

Your baby this week - Week 7

You’re halfway through the first trimester! W00T!  Your baby’s hands and feet are emerging from the knobs and developing as arms and legs — although they’re still like webbed feet because they’re connected. As real as your pregnancy is, your “baby” is still an embryo. He has a small tail which is an extension of his tailbone. This will disappear within a few weeks. But everything else is only getting bigger -- your baby has doubled in size since Week 6 and now measures a little over a centimeter long - about the size of a blueberry.

Size of baby at 7 weeks

Developmentally, your baby has partial eyelids covering her eyes, which already have some colour. Also visible are the tip of her nose and tiny blue veins beneath wafer-thin skin. Your baby's brain is growing, and her liver is making red blood cells. Eventually her bone marrow will form and take over this role. Tiny as she may be, she also has an appendix and a pancreas, which produces insulin to aid in digestion. A distinct loop on your baby is the bulging umbilical cord, which now has obvious blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.


7 Weeks Pregnant - Your body this week

7 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

Your uterus has doubled in size in the past five weeks! You maybe experiencing one or more pregnancy symptoms. You maybe feeling elated, bloated or be down with morning sickness – everything is completely normal, don’t worry!

Now is probably the time for your first ultrasound scan – your first prenatal appointment. How exciting! You will probably get to hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time. And this is officially when your doctor can confirm a viable pregnancy. Your healthcare provider will also advise you on the dos and don’ts of diet for pregnant women. The pregnancy diet plan needs to be rich in healthy nutrients and complete in nature to give you and your baby all the nutrition you need during the next 9 months and beyond! Remember to include folic acid rich foods in your diet as they aid in neural development in the first trimester and prevent common neural tube defects. Ask your healthcare provider for detailed information.

More than 50% of the women who having morning sickness during the first trimester will find all symptoms assuaged by about 14 weeks. Sometimes, it could take another month or so for the nausea to ease up.


Things to know about pregnancy in Week 7

How can you make everything that you eat to contribute towards a healthy pregnancy? Is drinking coffee during pregnancy okay? What foods can you eat in order to keep anemia at bay? And what is the best diet plan to follow? Get all of your questions addressed through Zenparent’s week-on-week pregnancy articles, customised for you.