Week 7

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

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  1. stacey3 19 February 2015

    Well, week 7! We still have not told our girls about this pregnancy. It seems like the days are going so slow because I a can't wait to tell our daughters! I am excited for my first appointment next week. They will be scheduling an ultrasound to find out how far along I am. I still won't tell the girls about baby yet, but it is still exciting. Noone is on this site this time around, so I am probably just posting this for my own intertainment, but that's ok.

  2. stacey3 24 February 2015

    Appoimtment day! I've been having some really strange vivid dreams lately...Last night, it was about my appointment today. I dreamt that the doctor visit was to my friend's house for an ultrasound (her and her husband used to own a 3d/4d ultrasound studio, so it's not that crazy I guess) she is a teacher at the school my girls go to. It was so strange! I got to see my little 7 week bean jumping around in my belly, and the baby's heartbeat! Totally weird feeling when I woke up!

  3. stacey3 24 February 2015

    Had an us today. The due date calculator puts me at 7 weeks 5 days, but us measures at 8 weeks 4 days. Im going to try to figure out my ovulation to put me at 8 weeks 4 days. This is exciting. I got to see the heartbeat whic alleviated some of my concerns. Crazy to think I am going through this again. It feels like all I am is a mom because I have stayed home for the last 2 years with our youngest. I am going to need to get a darn job to stop me from going stir crazy with babies.

  4. i-am-pregnant 28 February 2015

    Hi all! I'm 7 weeks 3 days. We've had a couple of of u/s because I'm still bf our 10mo old daughter and wasn't sure how far along I was. I was only 5 weeks but he thought there were 2 sacs so we looked again last week. One very strong heartbeat! I was honestly a little relieved. I can do one baby, lol... I'm a nurse so I was running twin complications in my mind constantly. I'm 40 and knew twins at my age would mean lots of appt's.

  5. stacey3 01 March 2015

    Hi! I have been checking back a couple of weeks every now and then because I have noone in my weeks to talk to. I'm 9 weeks. It is nice to see someone else is on here!

  6. bethfefe 14 March 2015

    Wow everyone is gone I hope this pregnancy don't be lonely I used this suite with three of my pregnancies and it was popping from begining to the end

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