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You are 7 weeks pregnant.




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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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adrifra - 195 days ago
2blessed- so excited for you to get your ultrasound let us know how it goes another 4 weeks until mine!!

mammaramirez - 195 days ago
2bBlessw2 - it'll work muscles you never knew you had before! ;)

2bBlessedw2 - 195 days ago
OKAY MAMMA! But I don't know if I can handle the vomiting.

mammaramirez - 195 days ago
2bBlessedw2 - let's change exchange appetites..... :)

2bBlessedw2 - 195 days ago
Hello 7 weeks!!!! u/s Thursday!!! I can't wait! Nervous and excited! I had gained 4.5 pounds but since lost it. I'm attributing it to weaning on Friday. It's the only thing that makes sense! I am not throwing up and I have no problem eating!

mammaramirez - 195 days ago
In ready that baby goes through such a big growth spurt this week, this makes complete sense as to why I am so sick. I cannot keep ANYTHING down. I'm nauseous in my sleep.

BaltoBaby - 195 days ago
Saw our little jelly bean last week. Everything looks good. Hubby and I are optimistic. On another note - I can't eat eggs. They bring on the sick in full force. Another food that moves to the no list. *sigh*

lildebbie - 196 days ago
Feeling so sick today. Blah. I can't wait for my first US on 3/4. Still seems so far away :(

MOMIIB - 197 days ago
Had my Sono Friday, baby looked really good! 160bpm :) I am already showing though I have only gained 2lbs :-) we are telling the rest of the family next weekend when we celebrate our 5th anniversary :-) next appointment is 3/13 :-)

TA77 - 198 days ago
Sounds interesting leanbean, I may have to give it a go, I would try anything at this point

leanbean - 199 days ago
TA77~ It's not a diet, just basically all that helps me with the morning sickness. I just keep a few in my cheek all the time :)

TA77 - 199 days ago
Leanbean I have to ask, what is the sunflower diet?.

msjenn727 - 199 days ago
happy valentines day mommies! I hope you all are doing well and feeling well and I will be 7 weeks tomorrow. Seems like time is flying by so fast for me.

leanbean - 199 days ago
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Hope you gals are feeling the love. Hubby got me tons of candy (all my favorites) and it all makes my stomach turn! hahahah...guess my kids will be grateful :)

msjenn727 - 199 days ago
I'm so jealous! First appt isn't until March!

leanbean - 200 days ago
Good luck on your appt.s girlies!

ShawnaHugo - 200 days ago
I haven't been on in a while but all I have to say is SIIICCCK!! Morning sickness is kicking my butt. I FINALLY go to the dr in a week from today. Yay!!!

MOMIIB - 201 days ago
First ob appointment in friday, sooo excited! Very minimal MS, only when thirsty or hungry. This pregnancy is totally opposite of my son. Maybe it will be a girl ;-)

leanbean - 201 days ago
Got to see Bambino yesterday! What a little cutie with a heart rate of 138. Sickness is in full swing now. I think 7 weeks really throws in the sickness and it sounds like some of you agree. Back to the 12 week sunflower seed diet! hahahaha

TA77 - 202 days ago
7 weeks marks an increase in sickness, I feel nauseous all the time. The slightest things make my stomach turn, I'm tired all the time and so not interested in being intimate with my newly wedded husband. He understands but I feel bad about it. Ihave no idea when I will have an ultrasound yet. :-( but fingers crossed it's soon. Everyone is saying it's twins lol, I just laugh it off but in all honesty it is possible with my age and family history of twins, so it would be good to confirm that it's one or heaven help me twins lol.

TA77 - 202 days ago
7 weeks marks an increase in sickness, I feel nauseous all the time. The slightest things make my stomach turn, I'm tired all the time and so not interested in being intimate with my newly wedded husband. He understands but I feel bad about it. Ihave no idea when I will have an ultrasound yet. :-( but fingers crossed it's soon. Everyone is saying it's twins lol, I just laugh it off but in all honesty it is possible with my age and family history of twins, so it would be good to confirm that it's one or heaven help me twins lol.

MOMIIB - 206 days ago
Had my sonogram yesterday and PTL all looked well with the baby!!! It's hb was 123bpm and my official due date is 9/25 :-) today I am 7wks 1day :-) I go back on Valentines Day to meet my OB and possibly have another ultrasound...... so excited!!!!!!! :-)

2ndtimer1976 - 207 days ago
I'm freaking out and am convinced I'm carrying twins. I feel so sick and I don't remember this the last time. HATE not being able to get to my ob/gyn until later his month!

ShawnaHugo - 207 days ago
I don't go to the doctor until the 20th. I feel like that is so late. With my first pregnancy they got me in right away and I was already having my second appt by the time I will be going to my first with this one. I really need a prescription of Zofran but my appt is still so far! Not sure I can handle this sickness until then!

2ndtimer1976 - 208 days ago
Ok, so I've just re-joined this site after not being on here since my first pregnancy. (My kid is 5 now.) I hate this. I don't know how far along I am and I can't get into the doc for another 3 weeks!!!

Krystle-Renee - 208 days ago
Well, my HCG was 14996 when they drew it last evening. Which means that it has been going up appropriately since my last one 2 weeks ago. I am so darn confused!!

Krystle-Renee - 209 days ago
Thanks Shawna. I guess the worst is 'the fear of the unknown'....They can't tell me anything....I just have to keep having blood draws and another ultrasound next week. I just hate not knowing what exactly to expect.

ShawnaHugo - 209 days ago
Krystle- I am so so sorry to hear! Positive thoughts your way.

Krystle-Renee - 209 days ago
MommaCA, I really don't think I could be any earlier than 7 weeks, 6 1/2 would be pushing it. My LMP was December 13th, and I typically ovulate 16-19 days after, and my periods run anywhere from 33-36ish days. I mean, I really hope that is the case, I'm just feeling 'down' now though :*(

mommaca - 209 days ago
Krystle, do you think you maybe a couple weeks earlier than 7 wks maybe, if so maybe its too early? I hope so! Thinking of you!! hugs

Krystle-Renee - 209 days ago
Well.....they found no baby :( ......... I can't stop crying. I have to have more HCG blood draws the next week, along with another Ultrasound a week from now to figure out whats going on.

mommaca - 209 days ago
Krystle positive vibes your way, do keep us posted.

soontobebusymomto4 - 210 days ago
Nurreyes- sorry for your lost and all the best to you take care.

Krystle-Renee - 210 days ago
Hey all joing the 7 week club today. I have an ultrasound later this afternoon.....hoping for all GOOD news. After losing the last one, I cant shake the feeling that something HAS to be wrong. .... I am soooo hoping for good news today.

nurreyes@hotmail.com - 210 days ago
Goodbye for now..guess i will join the TTC group for now.. wish me all the best.take care.bye for a while

soontobebusymomto4 - 210 days ago
Purplesmurf24 how cool is that? What are the odds both due on the same day and both expecting our 4th!

purplesmurf24 - 210 days ago
soontobe: this will be my fourth as well :)

ShawnaHugo - 211 days ago
Beginning week 7 today. Morning sickness has made it's appearance. I have felt nauseous the last 2 days but nothing I can't handle. Mostly when I'm hungry and I always love an excuse to eat. ;) I just hope and pray it doesn't get as bad as it did with my son. Hope all is well for everyone and sorry to hear of losses.

soontobebusymomto4 - 211 days ago
Hi to all mommies I just joined but have been following on this site with my 3 previous pregnancies. Other then some cramping and being extremely tired all the time I dont have many other symptoms. I am due sept.18 with baby number 4.

purplesmurf24 - 213 days ago
Had an u/s yeaterday. I am 7 weeks 2 days my little gummy bears's heart beat was 132 and my due date is Sept 18

purplesmurf24 - 213 days ago
nurreyes: im so sorry

nurreyes@hotmail.com - 213 days ago
Thanks mommaca..wish u all the best troughout ur pregnancy

mommaca - 213 days ago
oh no nurreyes! SO sorry to hear that, many hugs to you. <3

nurreyes@hotmail.com - 213 days ago
Hi there all ladies mom to be.congrats on your pregnancy..this morning i was 7.5 w pregnant..had some brown spots in noon..thought evrthg wil b just fine and 10 minutes ago i had hard cramping and wen i went to the washroom my little one came out :'( ..sory fr the bad news just need to share with someone..maybe this happens bcoz my second baby who is 1.10 yr old wont stop breastfeed..anyway its the will of god and i accept this fate

sarah6485 - 215 days ago
Its the hi-bebe doppler with lcd display of heartrate :-) can get them in ebay

mommaca - 215 days ago
Hi Week 7! Exhausted today. Tired but cant sleep. A little crampy still, at work now, but all I want is a bed.

sarah6485 - 215 days ago
Its the hi-bebe doppler with lcd display of heartrate :-) can get them in ebay

mommaca - 216 days ago
Sarah, which doppler do you use??? So amazing by the way :)

sarah6485 - 217 days ago
Used my doppler and found heartbeat today so excited now made my day and it was a lovely 171 bpm :-)

Mama2be09-09-2014 - 217 days ago
Mmmmm ice cream.....



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