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Seven weeks pregnant means you’re two months and about two weeks pregnant. Wondering what's going on with you and your baby? Let's find out:

Baby Development:

Your baby is now in blueberry size

week 7 baby development

The 7-week fetus is rapidly developing especially in the head region with 100 new brain cells generated per minute. The eyes, ears, nose and mouth are taking definitive shape. The size of the baby at 7 weeks is that of a blueberry. The protrusions of hands and legs formed in the 6th week are now elongated and flattened to become tiny hands and legs in weeks to come. Your baby is also developing eyelids, tongue and kidneys. 7 weeks pregnant scan is usually the first scan performed by doctors called the dating scan. 7 weeks pregnant ultrasound can now register your baby's heartbeat. The heartbeat is around 90 to 110 beats per minute.

Body Changes

7 weeks pregnant belly isn't showing any bump yet but your body is definitely showing signs. There's more blood pumping inside your body than there was 7 weeks ago. At 7th week of pregnancy, your womb is now the size of a lemon. The volume of blood is set to increase by up to 50% to supply the oxygen and nutrients to the growing embryo.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

Due Date Calculator

7 weeks pregnant symptoms:

At 7 weeks pregnant you might not be showing bodily changes but sure are experiencing various symptoms like: Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 7.

  1. Morning sickness
  2. Weight gain or loss
  3. Excess saliva
  4. Food aversions and cravings
  5. Heartburn and indigestion
  6. Frequent urination
  7. Fatigue
  8. Mild cramping
  9. Metallic taste in your mouth
  10. A heightened sense of smell
  11. Bloating
  12. Hormones like estrogen and progesterone cause breast enlargement and tenderness. Areola around the nipple gets darker. Apart from this, the hormones have caused thicker and shinier hair as well!

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

The growing uterus is exerting pressure on your kidneys causing you to urinate frequently. This shouldn't be the reason to cut back on water intake. 8 glasses of water daily is a must. However, avoid carbonated drinks, tea, coffee and spicy foods that can irritate the bladder. Invest in a good supportive bra to avoid stretch marks and sagging later on caused by breast enlargement during pregnancy. Take your prenatal vitamins. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Go easy on your caffeine intake. Get plenty of rest, and nap during the day. Do not skip meals or lie down after eating.


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