In week 7 of pregnancy, the female may feel like she is expecting, but would not quite look like it yet. The expecting female may have gained some weight. Some females may also lose some weight due to morning sickness and nausea in the first trimester. Some females may have acne or breakouts while some might be flaunting their baby glow. Read ahead to find out what happens in the 7th week of pregnancy and how your baby is developing this week.
7 weeks pregnant means that the female has 1 month and about 3 weeks pregnant. If you are 7 weeks pregnant, you are in month 2 of pregnancy. Only 7 more months to go!
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When you are 7 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a blueberry. The embryo measures about 0.51 inches, and has doubled in size since the last week, week 6 of pregnancy.
7 Weeks Pregnant Belly
The baby belly at week 7 of pregnancy does not make a female look pregnant. But, she can feel a lot changing within her body. The baby is too tiny at this point of time to have shown. Females expecting twins too might not have a visible baby belly at 7 weeks pregnant.
However, the female may feel bloating around the belly by week 7 of the pregnancy. Most moms-to-be start showing the baby bump around the middle of the second trimester. However, females carrying twins or multiples can expect to start showing the baby bump earlier than the standard time.
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Symptoms that you are 7 weeks pregnant
Symptoms you are likely to experience in the 7th week of pregnancy include-
- frequent urination
- darker areolas
- food aversions and cravings
- tender and swollen breasts
- constant fatigue
- excess saliva
- mild pelvic cramping
- occasional spotting
Is it normal to have food aversions and nausea in week 7 of pregnancy?
It is common to experience food cravings and aversions in pregnancy. Due to so many changes going on in your body every week, you are likely to develop random cravings or experience aversions to foods or odors that never bothered you before.
Food aversions, cravings and nausea may last throughout the pregnancy, but most females start feeling better with these symptoms after the first trimester of pregnancy.
Prescribed prenatal vitamins can help the body fulfil the nutritional needs that your body and the baby needs for development. If you experience extreme symptoms and cannot keep down any food or liquid for more than 24 hours, make sure to visit your doctor.
Common Breast changes in the 7th week of pregnancy
Just like your whole body, your breasts are also going through some major changes in the 7th week. The breasts are also preparing to feed the baby when it arrives. Common breast changes include:
- nipple erection
- darker areola
- bumps on the areola ( Montgomery tubercles)
Breast discomfort and sensitivity usually reduce after the first trimester. Wearing a well-fitting, supportive bra can help support the breasts and reduce discomfort.
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Ultrasound At Week 7 Of Pregnancy
In the 7th-week of pregnancy ultrasound, the female will see the major development of the fetus. At 7 weeks pregnant, the fetus will have developed its major organs such as the pancreas, liver, and appendix. An ultrasound at 7 weeks pregnant can also reveal the baby’s ears, nose, ears, mouth, toes, and fingers.
Warning signs at 7 weeks pregnant
- vaginal bleeding
- blood clots in the bleeding
- leaking vaginal fluid
- rectal pressure
- shoulder pain
- feeling faint or dizzy
- low blood pressure
- severe pelvic pain or cramping
If you have doubts or concerns regarding your pregnancy, make sure to contact your doctor without delay to prevent any risks or further complications.