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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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smiles884 - 155 days ago
YAY 7 weeks!!! So glad to be here...another day and another week closer to feeling a bit better I hope! : ) and def. closer to meeting this tiny one. Hoping you all are doing well!

jamie86 - 156 days ago
7 weeks today! Hope you all are doing good. I am starting to have morning sickness but so far it's not too bad.

dallasmomma - 158 days ago
Sono today... 7 w 1 day. Heartbeat 140. Looking good. Looks like a teenage ninja turtle. Just rice size!

larisa929 - 158 days ago
Had a sono today. I am a week behind what I thought I was. I'm only 6 weeks! According to my LMP I was 7 weeks 3 days. I guess I ovulated late. Everything went well though. Heartbeat was 114. So back to week 6 I go! Good luck girls!

amberc88 - 158 days ago
hey girls, i hope you all had a great weekend, I have just been i guess a lil worried the last couple days, like i still have somepregnancy symptoms they just arent as bad as they were last week. This pregnancy has had me so freakin on edge, i just wish i had my ultrasound right now. the wait to december 3rd is going to kill me, and im SO afraid of going in and NOT being able to find a baby or heart beat. ughh this first trimester sucks!

shakes - 158 days ago
I was so tired last night I coulf have gone to bed at 8 but pushed myself to stay up until 9. I woke up at 5:10 am while the rest of my family is still snoring away and can't fall back to sleep...what the heck?!

larisa929 - 160 days ago
Talked to my midwife today and bc of all the medicine I'm on for my stomach issues she wants me to go for a sono this week. Can't wait to see my little bean and just praying for a healthy baby!

amberc88 - 160 days ago
Yay!!!! Finally week 7. I hope the weeks keep moving right along.

irish mammy - 160 days ago
Morning (yeah right lol!) sickness has definitely kicked in :( I don't know how you managed it Shakes. A couple of mouthfuls and I'm stuffed! I've normally a massive appetite but I can hardly eat anything, then I'm starving again in half an hour lol!

shakes - 160 days ago
Tonight I ate WAY too much. They say 'you're eating for two' as if its an excuse to gorge yourself...its not!! Never again!

hazleyedmom - 161 days ago
Hello week 7!

larisa929 - 161 days ago
One more week till my midwife appointment! Hope everyone is feeling good. I had the stomach virus this past weekend which I thought was the beginning of morning sickness. I was so sick but I feel much better now. I have something called ulcerative colitis which is a disease of my colon which makes me go to the bathroom a lot. I had gotten my stomach under control prior to the pregnancy but now it's horrible! I'm in so much pain and I'm going to the bathroom like every hour. Hopefully it will get a little better after the first trimester like it did when I was pregnant with my son.

shakes - 161 days ago
Foxy - YES! With my first I didn't show till 6.5 months, with ky second I was in my 'fat pants' by 6 weeks pregnant and this time I was told a couple of days ago that I'm showing already. I havemt gained weight, I just think I'm super bloated.. maybe I am showing! I'm 7 weeks tomorrow.

foxycueball - 162 days ago
Hi week 7! Pregnant with baby #2 my dd is 2 years old. With her I didn't look prego until I was almost 5 months, now I'm with you ladies and I already look 4 months! I had to start telling people because I was getting asked daily. Anyone else show sooner with subsequent pregnancies? - 163 days ago
hey ladies hope all are feeling good for week seven, so i have been feeling a little better sleepy wise in the last three weeks i have been so sleepy and had no energy what so ever, but that changed last week for me now i have more energy in the am when i have to get my five and six year old to school. but the down side is i feel so sick i wanna puke all over the place lol but then that dies down a little and i feel a little better hummmm and also TMI i have been having such a excess of discharge has anybody had this happen to them lately??? Also i forgot to add i used to weigh 162 pounds in in the past 8 weeks i have gone down to 140 is normal or have others experienced more..

lianesbump - 163 days ago
sarahd- I always seem to have it worse in the afternoons, I wake up each morning thinking 'oh today I will fell better' eat my breakfast and feel fine then after lunch its all downhill! nausea central, my boss told me I looked realy ill today!

sarahd - 164 days ago
So sick! I have evening sickness not morning sickness. I wake up feeling ok but it starts to set in around 2to 3. On top of that I have bronchitis and have to take an Antibiotic twice a day that is huge and hard to swallow. Sucks.

kayandjay101 - 164 days ago
Not looking forward to work tonight. I can't stand the smell of raw chicken. Sucks bcuz I work at tysons.

pugdunn - 165 days ago
I'm so looking forward to tomorrow ... I getting a sonogram done!!! I'm so excited!!! I'm praying for prefect news and a healthy pregnancy :)

kayandjay101 - 165 days ago
Purple- feeling so much better today. Thanks. Only a few more days here and then on to week eight

Purplelizard270 - 165 days ago
Wow Kayandjay, you just can't seem to catch a break with sickness! Hope you feel better quickly.

kayandjay101 - 166 days ago
Went to urgent care this morning. I have an upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. Yuck! And im starting to feel nauseous. So much for escaping morning sickness.

lisset005 - 166 days ago
7 weeks! Wahoo! That much closer to shaking this morning sickness off...

lianesbump - 166 days ago
Hey week 7ers! im writing this from my bed as I feel sick sick sick! excess saliva is driving me crazy im dribbling everywhere! cant wait for my u/s on Friday. how is everybody feeling?

kayandjay101 - 167 days ago
Purple- had that a few weeks ago and I dont remember being that sick since I was a kid.

firstbbforshellyy - 168 days ago
I hope everyone has a nice weekend. I am looking forward to sleeping in and relaxing. :)zzzzzz

Purplelizard270 - 168 days ago
I worked Sunday-Thursday and Friday was optional. I'm a manager at a local business and my boss is my absolute best friend, so when he offered for me to stay home, I jumped all over it! I hope you feel better. A bad stomach virus has been going around like crazy here and I'm crossing fingers that I don't get it. I don't think I could handle a stomach bug right now.

jackimn - 168 days ago
I was so tired yesterday. OMG. I have slept all day today! I would get up and go back to bed. Sleep and eat. I feel like a bear!

kayandjay101 - 168 days ago
OMG I am sooo sick. Had the flu a few weeks ago and now a horrible cold. Im going to be sick my whole pregnancy.

kayandjay101 - 168 days ago
Purple you're sooooo lucky. I work 4pm to 2am or later each night. Wish I had an extra day off.

Purplelizard270 - 168 days ago
I forgot to check to see if my prenatals contained iron, but I do think I eat enough through the different foods you guys listed. I didn't have to work today, so I'm at home with my little boy who will be two at the end of this month. I feel like practically begging him to take an early nap so that I can nap with him!

hazleyedmom - 168 days ago
Found this add for those that are looking for alternitives to iron if not taking the prenatal big pill: Lack of iron can cause anaemia, which means the red blood cells are not able to carry enough oxygen around the body leaving you tired and less able to fight off infections. Anaemia during pregnancy can persist after the birth of the baby and can also affect the baby’s iron stores. The best sources of iron are meat, fish and chicken. Iron is also in foods derived from plants such as: legumes (dried beans, lentil, baked beans, chick peas, etc.) nuts and nut butters seeds (e.g. sunflower seeds, sesame seeds) wholegrain breads green leafy vegetables dried fruit iron enriched breakfast cereals (check label to see whether iron has been added) Milo, Ovaltine.

kayandjay101 - 168 days ago
Purplelizard-protein does it for me. Nuts, peanut butter, etc. And girls dont worry if your prenatal doesnt have iron in it. Large amounts introduced into our bloodstreams at this point and time can actually aggravate morning sickness. So unless otherwise told by your ob, I would try to eat foods that are higher in iron.

purplelizard270 - 169 days ago
Anyone else getting even more tired? Even after sleeping 9-10 hours, I get up and feel like I could crash right back into my bed for the rest of the day! Obviously I don't need to drink caffeine to perk me up, so any other suggestions on how to stay awake at work??

kayandjay101 - 169 days ago
Mine do. I made sure when my hubby brought them home. I'll check the brand and post it later for you guys.

hazleyedmom - 169 days ago
Purple, what's your brand called? I've only heard of vitafusion.

Purplelizard270 - 169 days ago
Is there more than one type of gummy? Mine have iron.. I specifically checked because I'm low on iron anyway. Hmm. I'm going to double check later, though. Thanks for the heads up!

hazleyedmom - 169 days ago
Kaynjay, just letting you know that the gummies have no iron in them, something we all need when pregnant. If anyone is taking the gummies, try to find a way to get your daily iron! :)

jackimn - 169 days ago
Bought my first pair of pregnancy pants. I couldn't stand it anymore.

4girls want a boy - 169 days ago
Hey ladys im from week 11 , and was showing st 7 weeks pregnant. People were asking me how far a long I was , or guesing I was 3 months . Now I look about 6 months pregnant and am only 11 weeks.I have only gained 5 lbs. This is my 5th child, and my last two babies were 9 lb. Anyway good luck

Purplelizard270 - 170 days ago
I love the prenatal gummies! I hated taking those horse pill vitamins, so I opted for the gummies, too.

kayandjay101 - 170 days ago
My husband got me these prenatal gummies. Awww I feel special. Lol. Really not bad. I hated the ones the doc prescribed me with my first

Purplelizard270 - 170 days ago
I lost 50 lbs right before finding out I was pregnant. I was still losing weight so I hadn't bought a bunch of jeans to fit. Only had three pair that fit actually. I'm already having to go back up a size! Kind of depressing after losing that weight. I'm definitely showing faster with this one than my first.

hazleyedmom - 170 days ago
Kaynjay, I've lost 3 lbs since finding out & I'm 5weeks4days. And I can NOT zip up my jeans. My tummy is very bloated. Even tho I havnt gained anything, I've been restricted to only wear my stretch & yoga pants. This is baby#2 for me. :)

terriann20 - 170 days ago
Kayandjay ive got a bump n mine is a singleton i read the uterus gets bigger quicker with each pregnancy i am in my maternity wear already :/ im goin to be huge i look over 12 weeks and im only 8 weeks today x

kayandjay101 - 170 days ago
Have a question for everyone. Im starting to show. Which I have read is not uncommon for an earlier baby bump if it's your 2nd and so on. But im having alot of trouble wearing my jeans. They're really tight. I haven't gained weight ive lost about 16 lbs. And I kbow the exact day I conceived via ovulation test. So is there a possibility I could be having more than one or idk just curious.

kayandjay101 - 170 days ago
Yay! Week seven. So excited to be here.

littlemamaof3 - 171 days ago
Thank you Terriann and Purple! I have felt really worried since my appt! Is it horrible that I trying to not really thinkg about this pregnancy until I know for sure everything is ok?! Firstforshelby - everyone is different so just enjoy being symptom free!!! Julie84 - I was soooooo sick with my son. I puked 6 times a day for the first six months. With my daughter I puked everyday but not as long or as many times. And with this one I have puked twice! each one has been different!

jackimn - 171 days ago
I had my blood drawn today to see how my levels were. My number was 86826. I get an ultra sound on the 4th.

snowrider54 - 171 days ago
julie - I have two girls. My first pregnancy was a breeze. I had one, maybe two days of morning sickness. My second pregnancy was a completely different story. I had terrible morning sickness for about the first 16 weeks.

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