7 Weeks of Pregnancy – Complete Gestation Step By Step

From Bodycarre we are going to see two pregnancies of two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.

Your baby is now around 18mm, his fingers are starting to show up on his hands and feet. And the development of the fetus is faster than ever. Now the cartilage becomes small bones to give more firmness to the formation of the skeleton. Organs such as the liver, intestine and stomach begin to grow and that is why, not having much space, they enter the umbilical gallbladder. They will return to their place in week 11.

The highlight of this week in terms of fetal development is the heart. Now with four cameras, it beats strong and fast. The vast majority of fetuses are above 150 beats per minute at this stage. But don’t be surprised if you hear it at a lower level on an ultrasound. This may simply mean that you need to feed! A low glucose level (hypoglycemia) when you go more than 3 hours without eating can influence your heart rate. This week also begins the formation of a fundamental organ, the lung! In addition, brain cells are at full capacity, and they are not the only ones multiplying, neurons are also. It is now the size of a lemon seed, about 5 and 8 mm.

You can see the baby’s movements on the ultrasound, you can see him move gracefully and delight mom and dad when the ultrasound is done. It is not uncommon for mothers to report excited about this, after all, it is the true sign that the miracle of life is underway! Some women can only understand that they are really pregnant when they see the baby on the exam. It is also possible to detect a twin pregnancy on the first ultrasound, because two gestational sacs can be seen or, if they are monozygotic twins, two babies in the amniotic sac.

The internal sensations of the mother in the 7th week of pregnancy

7 weeks gestation and the woman already shows signs that her body is changing. If you have a thin waist, it will not be so evident at this stage, I sure you gained a few kilos, but it is a hormonal problem. Some slimmer women may already notice some changes in the belly (the hormonal swelling) and the nipples of the breasts begin to darken. It is at this time that all the symptoms intensify, actually, it means that the placenta is producing a high amount of HCG, And this is very good! It means that your pregnancy is well supplied with hormones that are necessary to maintain a healthy pregnancy. I lost a few kilos due to a “disease”, because I could not eat anything that was not bitter. Grapes, oranges, and kiwis were my favorite options at this stage, because I felt my nausea subside. I confess that to this day I don’t know how I survived eating that alone for several weeks. Eat whatever you prefer and simply avoid sweets in exaggerated quantity.

Nausea is a problem at this stage, as well as uncontrollable sleep that can affect future mothers. You have an endless dream, and irritability can arise out of nowhere! In fact, the mother can suddenly become bipolar. For example, you can sit among all the scents in the world, and it turns out that now your favorite perfume you feel like an absurd stench! But don’t worry, these feelings will improve a lot after week 12. In the meantime, try to avoid fragrances in the morning, too strong toothpaste, and avoid places that make you nauseous. Eating salty crackers on an empty stomach or when nausea is very intense also works very well, some medications can also help. Talk to your gynecologist to get some suitable medication for pregnant women.

You may also get dizzy from the smell of some people, including your husband’s! This is because of the pheromones that it exudes. The smell that once attracted you, now repels you! But the opposite can happen: the pregnant woman can become extremely aroused, with more libido than normal. But be careful with sexual intercourse during this phase, if there is bleeding, it is best to talk to a doctor to check.

Sensations and external factors in the 7th week

You can also become “María la del barrio” from one day to the next: a true sentimental movie actress! Drama for everything, for anything and crying comes easily. Actually, hormonal changes can radically transform you. It is up to your family, friends and colleagues to understand that this hormonal change is often cruel during pregnancy.

You’re keeping the best secret of your life, right? Now that you are seven weeks pregnant, you go about your day knowing that you are waiting, but no one else can see it. That can give you a surreal feeling! And in week 7 of your pregnancy, you’re probably wondering what things will be like once it’s obvious to everyone that you have a baby growing up there. For now, enjoy your little secret.

How big is a baby at 7 weeks?

At 7 weeks pregnant, the baby is the size of a blueberry. Your embryo is about 0.51 inches tall, already twice in size since last week. He or she isn’t exactly approaching the scales yet, but he’s developing like crazy inside your 7-week-pregnant belly.

7 weeks pregnant, how many months is it?

Seven weeks pregnant means that you are one month and two weeks pregnant.

Symptoms of pregnancy at week 7

Being 7 weeks pregnant can cause multiple symptoms. Some may not be bearable, but others can make your day really difficult. These are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Sickness. Morning sickness can be very bad in the 7th week of pregnancy. This is definitely a symptom that internally can give you a hard time, try to find ways to cope. Some mothers have had success with ginger, vitamin B-6, and acupressure bracelets to ease their stomach problems. When your hormones become more normal in the second trimester, the nausea should lessen or even go away. Future moms who are 7 weeks pregnant with twins may be more prone to nausea and vomiting, as they have likely increased levels of the hormones that cause morning sickness.
  • Food cravings and / or aversions . You may have the urge to eat specific or even strange foods, although you may not want to be around certain foods that you used to think were good (or even delicious). Food aversions are the ways in which nature tries to keep you away from potentially dangerous foods, and they often go hand in hand with morning sickness. It’s okay to give in to your cravings and enjoy here and there. But try not to do too much crazy with your food and choose healthy foods as much as you can.
  • Frequent urination – If you seem to have the urge to urinate constantly, it is not your imagination. Even though you probably don’t look pregnant yet, your uterus has already doubled in size, and blood flow to the pelvic area has increased as well.
  • Acne . Acne breakouts are due to hormonal changes in your body. Before using any acne products, check with your doctor to make sure they are safe during pregnancy.
  • Extra saliva . Here’s a symptom you never expected! Excess saliva is probably also hormonally triggered and could be related to nausea.
  • Moodiness . Not only are your hormones out of control, but you are probably still getting used to the idea of ​​being pregnant and this can throw your emotions out of control.
  • Colic and / or spots. If you’ve had colic in early pregnancy, it’s normal. After all, there is a lot going on inside your uterus, and while it is several weeks before you can feel the baby move, you can certainly feel a lot of cramping and tugging at this point in your pregnancy. Also, the cervix may be more sensitive now that you are pregnant, so detecting at 7 weeks could happen after sex. These two pregnancy symptoms can be alarming, but we know that in most cases, they are not a sign of ectopic pregnancy or other types of miscarriage. If you experience any abdominal pain worse than typical menstrual cramps or bleeding during pregnancy at 7 weeks, even stronger than a normal period, that would be a cause for concern and you should call your doctor immediately.

That said, at 7 weeks pregnant, you may very well have no symptoms at all. If that’s the case, consider yourself lucky! Some mothers worry that they have no symptoms at 7 weeks because it could be a sign of a problem, but it is not absolutely true. We keep reminding you that every woman experiences a slightly different pregnancy. If you have any concerns, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask your Obstetrician. But unless your symptoms at 7 weeks pregnant are severe or painful, everything is likely to be normal.

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Development of pregnancy at week 7

You’ve probably already looked at your 7 weeks pregnant belly in front of the mirror and even pushed it out to fake a baby bump, just to get a preview. Yes? All women once did it during week 7. Every mother is different, but many say that they begin to “show” changes in the belly in the middle of the second trimester when the uterus exceeds the pelvis. If you are one of the expectant moms who are 7 weeks pregnant with twins, you should wait less time to show the advancement of your belly, but at this point, it is nothing but bloating for the vast majority of singleton pregnancies.

Ultrasound at week 7 of pregnancy

How awesome is this? Already your 7 week old embryo is generating around a hundred new brain cells every minute! And not only is the baby’s brain increasingly complex, because the heart also does the same. It is also important for you to know: the baby is permanently developing his kidneys, arm and leg joints together.

At seven weeks pregnant, you are already preparing for your first prenatal visit with the Obstetrician and you are probably anxious to know what to expect from your pregnancy. Be prepared to give a variety of samples (blood, urine, and cervical cells for a Pap smear), get an ultrasound that confirms the baby is fine there, and also an estimated date of birth (yes, you may already have one, but the doctor you can adjust a bit based on what you see through ultrasound.

Although a 7-week ultrasound is not common, as many obstetricians do not see their low-risk pregnancy patients, until sometime between weeks 8 and 10, it depends on your health history and doctor’s preference.

With all the waiting, your mind may be full of curiosity, you may even wonder if you are expecting more than one baby. There are twin pregnancy symptoms at 7 weeks, in addition to seeing two gestation sacs on an ultrasound. For example, if you had a blood test to determine pregnancy, your doctor would have found a higher level of the pregnancy hormone hCG in your blood. Some twin mothers have earlier and / or more severe morning sickness (due to hCG), and of course, moms of multiples can begin to show most symptoms earlier.

Considerations regarding pregnancy at week 7

Reminders for the week:

  • Read about the prenatal tests you can expect.
  • Do some pregnancy-safe beauty routines.
  • Check that the medications are safe.
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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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