7 Weeks Into Your Pregnancy
Not too much change, aside from the change in your waste line! Your hormones are all out of sorts, because the placenta has yet to take over its role in hormone production.
You might be experiencing the same symptoms as last week - sore breasts, nausea, frequent potty breaks, moodiness, fatigue... You might also be experiencing some pretty bad headaches. Doctors think these headaches are triggored by hormones.
Not experiencing any symptoms? Don't worry... Some women get very lucky in their first trimester!
Your baby is growing so fast! He or she is developing at an amazing rate. By the end of this week, your baby may be the size of a small grape or a large blueberry. Quite a change from just 7 weeks ago, when your little one was barely visible to the naked eye!
His or her arm buds and leg buds are developing and starting to look like actual limbs now - your baby has webbing along its digits; fingers and toes. This webbing will slowly dissapear in the next few weeks.
Your baby's little heart has four complete chambers. At this time, the heartbeat may be detected through an ultrasound - no promises, though! The heart is so tiny, that it might be missed.
Your baby's intestines are starting to form - partially inside the umbilical cord! His or her brain and spinal cord are starting to develop, while the eyes, nostrils, and appendix become more developed as well.
Little baby is almost 13mm already!
Continue taking your prenatal vitamins and folic acid.
If you haven't already, call your doctor or midwife for a prenatal examination.
If you haven't already thought of it, now would be a great time to start thinking about a doula. Starting early will give you lots of time to become comfortable with your doula, should you decide to have one present!
Kick your feet up at the end of the day and make your partner do the housework... Because we said so ;)