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This week your baby has an amazing growth spurt. At the beginning of this week, your baby is approximately 4 to 5 mm and by the end of the week it has more than doubled to 11 to 13 mm! Your baby weighs approximately 0.03 ounces. Most women are ready for the world to know they are pregnant. Whenever you are ready to spread the news with your friends and family, consider the many unique and creative ways of doing so to make this a special time in your life! Even though you have not changed very much yet, it will come soon! You might have gained a small amount of weight by now, but it should only be a couple of pounds at this time. It is not unusual to lose a few pounds or remain the same though. Internally, cervical mucus is thickening and will form a plug in the cervical canal. The plug seals your cervix throughout the pregnancy and it will be expelled prior to delivery when your cervix begins to dilate.

Within your developing baby, leg and arm buds are longer now and they have divided into segments where the hands and feet will be. The hands and feet also have an area where the fingers and toes will begin to form. At this point of your pregnancy, the heart is bulging from the body and it has divided into right and left chambers. The hemispheres of the brain are continuing to grow and the air passages into the lungs are visible. The eyes are beginning to get pigment at this time as well. The nose is developing and the beginning of the face can be seen. Likewise, the abdomen is developing quickly and the appendix and pancreas are already present. As the digestive tract is beginning to form, the hindgut is present. The shape of the tail can still be seen, but it will fade in 3 or 4 weeks.



Even pregnant women get sick occasionally. You should not take any medications during pregnancy unless your doctor has approved them first. If a problem does not resolve or you need medication, your caregiver can give you advice on relief options that are safe during pregnancy. Take good care of yourself by eating nutritious foods, exercising lightly, drinking extra water and getting an adequate amount of rest.

Mood swings can be a pain in pregnancy. It could be hormones, or a touch of anxiety at the idea of all the coming responsibility.

Limb buds are growing quickly, and they actually look more like arms and legs, with small separations which will become toes and fingers.

Embryo hand development in week 7

Hands are developing at an amazing speed this week! Day 48

And this is the hand only 3 days later

Embryo foot development in week 7 & 8

The feet are developing at an amazing speed as well. (Day 51)

And this is the foot in week 8 (Day 60)

See also:

Fitness During Pregnancy

Morning Sickness

Weight Gain





Comments on week 7

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daisyreh - 5 days ago
Hello week #7!! Feeling pretty good this week after a nasty sinus cold. Hope all you mamas are feeling good. :)

katyuk - 7 days ago
Hi all, had an u/s yesterday because of some spotting and was lovely to see my little Peapod doing fine with a nice strong heartbeat. I'm 7w 3d today. Good luck and happy pregnancies to you all :D x

blessedlifewithyou - 7 days ago
yay this is baby #3 for me and each week is still as equally as exciting! :) made it to week 7!!! <3<3<3 love my little peanut already!

jezzicarabbit1@icloud.com - 7 days ago
7 weeks today :) I am seriously so exhausted all I do lately is eat and sleep. Anyone else feeling like that?

ASergeantsWife - 16 days ago
Ugh morning sickness is kicking my butt! Sooo sick all day. Tried reglan going to call and see if I can get some Zofran. Hopefully it will work. With 8 (the youngest of whom are 3,2 &1) kids I just don't have time to be sick! I don't go to the doc until the 22nd :(

aksnods - 26 days ago
So dr called me back and she scheduled me for an u/s. Nervous that she wants to do one but excited to see my little peanut

aksnods - 26 days ago
Having a lot of cramps. Called Dr they said cause there is no bleeding just to monitor

staceydownie28 - 26 days ago
hi how is every1? sorry not been on for couple of weeks,didnt have internet access and both my babies have had chickenpox with my 2yr old getting them really bad and having to go to hospital twice,theyre much betta know tho as was a manic week. Has a u/s last wed 19th march had to get an internal u/s but everything going good and was able to see a wee flicker of a heartbeat too. got my booking appointment on 14th April and my main 12 week scan on 28th April just crossing my fingers that everything goes well now....is any1 else not got much pregnancy syptoms at all? As if mine sjust keep totally disappearing xx

aksnods - 30 days ago
Hcg lvls lol

aksnods - 30 days ago
I can't believe everyone has been to a doctor and had ultrasounds already. Mine isn't seeing me till wk 10. And they don't measure hog ogle here either. Kind glad cause everyone is different. And it seems to be causing stress :)

bonitadiane - 34 days ago
Yeah linds!!! Great news!

lindsilizzard - 34 days ago
Ultrasound went great today. Baby J is measuring right on schedule at 7 weeks 4 days. Strong heart rate of 147. Doctor said she couldn't be happier! She was very informative and took her time showing us everything. We were officially released by her... Since she is a reproductive specialist she can't see patients after their 8th week. She prescribed me Zofran due to my nausea. She said these cramps I'm having are completely normal. Our regular OBGYN appointment is Monday, March 24th and we get another ultrasound. So excited!

bonitadiane - 35 days ago
No crazy morning sickness yet. Still getting queasy every now and then but nothing crazy. I'm seriously praying I don't get ms. Wondering if I'm in the clear or it's still early?

bonitadiane - 35 days ago
MamaBear .. I had my hcg taken at 5.5 weeks they were 12000. 2 days later they were taken again and were 23000. These numbers are a little higher than average says my doctor but none the less they doubled. I have heard they should double BUT I also hear EVER woman is different. I think as long as they are rising, try not to stress it. Last year I miscarried. I had my hcg levels taken at 5 weeks and they were super low, 224. A few days later they declined. I believe all happens for a reason. Stay postive and don't stress the unknown. In time you'll get answers. :) just remember everyone is different. As is every pregnancy.

lindsilizzard - 35 days ago
I spoke too soon... Mine is back in full force this morning! Guess it was just giving me a day off yesterday. Ultrasound today at 1:30 with our reproductive specialist. She has to check everything out and release me to a regular OBGYN since we started this process with her. We didn't conceive via any medical help but I'm still under her care so we get an extra ultrasound!

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 35 days ago
Linds - nope. Mines just arrived big time :os Dont like it!! ......haha xx

lindsilizzard - 35 days ago
Nausea seems to be fading this week.... Anyone else?

MamaBear2 - 37 days ago
Thank you jojo. I never had them done with my son, so I was hesitant this time. I don't think I'll ever get them done again honestly. Who knows, maybe my son was this way as well.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 37 days ago
Mamabear, we dont have HCG readings in England and I think this is a good example of why not. Alls this will do now is cause u stress and anxiety until u see ur midwife again. I have heard HCG levels r meant to double but I personally have no experience of having them read. My best advice is to try and stay calm and positive. There may b a good reason why ur numbers hadnt increased and for alls u know they might of now and u may be worrying for nothing. There is no certainty for anyone who is pregnant so take each day as it comes and for each day that safely passes thank the unknown for giving u ur little miracle. Good luck hun keep us updated xx

MamaBear2 - 37 days ago
I'm not 7 weeks but I'll ask here too. I got my hCG numbers back yesterday. The first one I was 5 weeks 6 days, and my levels were 879, yesterday I was 6 weeks 2 days and my levels were 965. My midwife said she would have liked to see them double. So now I'm going to get my levels checked again next Thursday/Friday, and if the levels have raised enough, she plans to do an ultra sound the next Tuesday (I'd be shy of 8 weeks). I'm really concerned. My pregnancy symptoms have died down a lot. My boobs don't hurt that much anymore either. I'm really worried I'm going to lose this baby. Has this happened to anyone else?

bonitadiane - 37 days ago
Linds... Excited for you and that us. It's always exciting to see our lil beans.

bonitadiane - 37 days ago
Oh no JoJo ...I'm sorry you couldn't enjoy you dinner. I've been feeling queasy but nothing extreme. I hope it stays that way, I can't handle horrible ms. Plus, I have 2 little ones to tend too.lol Does anyone have any cravings yet? Yesterday for the first time in my first trimester I craved Ceasar salad. I wanted it sooo bad. I didn't get it for it was 9:30 pm and I didn't have salad at home. :( boooo. I've never had cravings in first trimester. Mainly bc normaly I'm so sick. Praying I skip ms. Please.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 37 days ago
So, I went out for a meal with my sisters and mum last night and didnt baby choose this precise moment to make its presence known! My first vomitting of the pregnancy half way through my meal...what a joy! Haha I havent missed that...hope it wasnt a sign of things to come...xx

lindsilizzard - 39 days ago
Hello week 7! Woke up with some nausea today and extremely slight cramping but feeling pretty good overall. Looking forward to my ultrasound Monday... It'll be my second one so far.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 39 days ago
Hello week 7! Still cramps for me and slight daytime nausea but nothing too bad :o) x

bonitadiane - 39 days ago
Hello week 7. Happy to be here. Been feeling little queasy but nothing crazy. Praying to not get ms.

afshanm07 - 43 days ago
Thanx you. The tech was not suppose to tell me anything but she said she doesnt see it like in tube.. But she said listen to dr report plus its weekend. So tommorow i will on top of that they gave me bacterical infection pills and vomit pills im going crazy i cant eat anything good cuz of it. I will wait till tommorow with the results from dr. But i did get a small pic of baby so cute

glowingwith2 - 44 days ago
Afsham, I had a tube baby last year. I hope you do not. It was difficult, I had a rupture and emergency surgery. Have you had any other pain? I noticed the blood was a bright red color, and pain felt like it was in my lower back/ butt area. I will pray for you and your baby, and that baby is in a good spot. Please let me know how it goes. You will be in my thoughts. Xx

afshanm07 - 44 days ago
Thqnx every one for the pap smear info. I just went yesterday for my ultrasound cuz the dr thought the baby was in tube. They did external first then internal. It hurt so bad a day after pap with spotin then internal ultrasound hurt so bad. But i got one pic still waiting for results

Beckym - 45 days ago
smaller jeans, I hardly knew thee, lost a lot of weight, now I can't fit in the pants I worked so hard to fit in. I still had my bigger pants only because I was trying to figure out what I was doing with them, donating, or giving to a friend. Now I am glad I still have them, because I wouldn't have clothes that fit, other than sweats and a few dresses/skirts. U/S looked good today, Oct 8th is official due date. 9 weeks, but I will stop in and say hello from time to time. :)

glowingwith2 - 45 days ago
Thank you Snooks!! I did my pap two days ago, the doctor said I may have some spotting. You should be ok :) Went and bought some looser work clothes. I know my skinny jeans definitely don't fit these days. Such a difference with a second baby!

snooks - 45 days ago
glowingwith2, Congrats on baby making itself comfortable in the right place! :)

snooks - 45 days ago
afsanm07, The Pap should have been a smeer, unless they took a little pinch of tissue? As long as it is just a little spotting, you should be OKay.

snooks - 45 days ago
Definitely can't wear any of my jeans. Soooo tired by mid afternoon. Snoozy. Looking forward to my first US on Monday.

afshanm07 - 45 days ago
Has any else had pap smear done. I got mine done and now im spotting is this normal.

blondeabby - 45 days ago
Thanks guys:) I measured 7weeks 1 day on Monday. Heart rate 141. My DH was crying when we could see the heart fluttering. It is his first my third but I had my other 2 in my teens. I feel like a second chance on life! So exciting!! I have not told any one yet. I am not sure how they will take the news?? And we are both over the moon! I must say this time around I am showing already! Great news on your appt glowingwith2!

glowingwith2 - 46 days ago
I had my first ultrasound. I'm measuring 7w 5d which is further than I thought! Baby's heart rate was 145 and isn't sitting in the tube this time. All systems are a go! Abby, I hope you feel better soon!! Becky, good luck at your appt. let us know how it goes :)

Beckym - 46 days ago
blondeabby - congrats on the doctor's apt going well, hop your cold gets better. I have a doctor's apt today too, will find out official due date. I should probably be getting ready, but am procrastinating.

blondeabby - 46 days ago
I have a bad cold, morning sickness all day. Tight belly...I feel like I am falling apart:(

glowingwith2 - 47 days ago
Thank you!! My eye is much better. Still a little bruised but luckily not black. :) I met with the doctor today and get an ultrasound tomorrow. So excited!!

blondeabby - 48 days ago
Wow! Hope your eye is ok and you get some answers :). 7weeks 1 day today. Ultrasound today...saw the heart beating:) Glad they only saw one:) Hope all is well with everyone:)

mom2be10/16/2013 - 49 days ago
hello ladies I was just looking back I was in your shoes this time last year congratulations to all off you

glowingwith2 - 49 days ago
7 weeks today. I just passed out and busted my eye open. :( Good thing I see the doctor on Tuesday. Hope everyone is doing better than I am!

ponyprincess - 56 days ago
TA77 I'm suffering so bad with morning sickness too I feel so frustrated about it. My dr has given me Stemetil which helps temporarily :( feeling exhausted. Hope things get better for us! X

geordiegirl_121@msn.com - 58 days ago
thank you so much supose its just a wateing game now x

adrifra - 58 days ago
Geordiegirl- how scary :( thinking and saying a prayer for you!! If you are still experiencing pregnancy symptoms take that as a good sign.. Keep rested thats the best thing you can do until tuesday when you can get some answers.

geordiegirl_121@msn.com - 58 days ago
hi just wondering if anyone can help im 7+6 and had a bleed yesturday with stringy small clots sorry tmi! and today its just light pink spotting with mild cramps went to er yesturday and they carnt get me in till tuesday for a scan im thinking the worst has anyone been through this thanks

BaltoBaby - 59 days ago
2bBlessedw2 - Congrats on the great news! I had a great appt with my Doc yesterday. She was very vocal about my control over everything and offered me another sonogram to monitor the baby's heart. We are also going to get the Panorama blood test, hopefully, next week. Due to previous events, I am anxious to make sure everything is okay.Hope you ladies are have a great Friday!

adrifra - 59 days ago
2blessed- awww lovely news :) so nice and reassurring at this stage. Happy for you!!

2bBlessedw2 - 59 days ago
Hi Ladies! I am back with happy news! Baby is measuring 3 days ahead at 7w5d and HB of 150! So very happy!!!!



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