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Look who`s born! Show all comments
Week 7 starts on day 49 and goes up to day 56.
It is your 8e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 1 centimeter / 0.4 inches
Weight of your baby: 0 gram / 0 ozs

You are now only 7 weeks pregnant but your baby is growing at an astonishing rate of about 1mm per day. In comparison to the rest of the body, the head is now still very big and will remain like this for a while yet. A few weeks ago your baby looked like a tadpole but now he already resembles a tiny person with the stumps of arms and legs and the buttons where his hands and feet will be. By the end of this week your baby will be approximately 7 to 9mm and the palms of his hands will be visible.

The baby's heart has now grown larger and the construction of the brain and spinal cord is almost complete although they have a long way to go until they are the correct size and in the right place. The muscles of the embryo are now so advanced he can move by himself. The genitals of the baby are not yet visible but they are growing. The baby also now has nostrils.

Although the baby might not be so big at this point, your uterus might be. This means you may to have to urinate more frequently as the bladder is under more pressure from the growing uterus. All the internal organs have to change position to accommodate the uterus and although you may feel these changes, it shouldn't cause any pain.

Because of the increased hormone production now taking place you may experience a variety of symptoms. One look at a teenager with acne and you will realize the problems this can cause. However, you can rest assured that your body is working hard to redress this balance.

There is an ultrasound available at seven weeks which is performed not via the abdomen but vaginally where your baby's heartbeat is visible as a flashing light. However, this early scan is normally only performed if you have previously had a miscarriage, have vaginal bleeding or are worried excessively.

You should not worry too much if you experience a little blood loss as there can be many causes for this. Old blood from when fertilization occurred and also blood vessels burst during intercourse can cause a spotting of blood or a pinkish discharge which shouldn't cause any pain.

If however, blood loss is heavy or prolonged or is it is accompanied by abdominal cramps or pain you should contact your doctor or care giver immediately.

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Newmommax3 (5.3 days ago)
7weeks and 4 days! I`m nauseous and tired. Also, I sweat terribly when I go to bed at night! Breast kinda tender and itchy and I`m so bloated....looks like I`m 4 months already! It`s gotta be muscle memory since I just had my daughter 21 months ago. I`m still super excited and we`re so happy!


Rea (20.1 days ago)
Hello friend.. Tomorrow is my 7 weeks of being preggy..so happy to have a baby...1st baby hope it is a boy!


pensak (26.4 days ago)


cindy82 (31.5 days ago)
This week I`ve been having to pee every 20 min. Still no morning sickness :)




olive2207 (36.5 days ago)
Hi all. I am 7 weeks pregnant with my second baby. I have a little boy who just turned one last month. This little one was a bit of a surprise! I am feeling soooo sick and tired this time! I don`t remember feeling this bad last time :-(


skylouise1 (36.9 days ago)
hi all I am 7 weeks with my second baby as I have a little girl all ready and I can`t wait for my first scan as I missed my first scan with my first baby


stacy79 (37.3 days ago)
I am 35 & preg with my 2nd child. I am 6 weeks & 3 days today. I have an ultrasound on Monday & im excited & nervous at the same time bc I had a miscarriage in Jan of this yr so I kinda stay worried a little so just to get there & hear the heartbeat & see the baby will set my mind at ease.


cctown (61.4 days ago)
Hi ladies - 7 weeks and counting - baby number 3, tried for years so quite excited. I turned 40 just after I found out I was pregnant which was also the same day my youngest graduated from high school. We are quite literally starting over and very happy about this:) Good luck to you all.


MamaGstring3 (67.6 days ago)
Congrats ladies! :)


Mom of 9 (72.7 days ago)
@brookee_cookee - “Anyone else out ther...„
I too am feeding an 11 month old while pregnant. I knew as soon as I got pregnant because of him being fussy. Now he is good.
I breast feed all of my kids for 2 years so a lot of them were feed while pregnant or I was double feeding without problems. Good luck they tend to adapt just takes time.


naseem (79.3 days ago)
Im 25 and this is my 2nd baby I was so sick these days can`t eat or drink even water, vomiting the whole day .. but happy to have another baby I`ve listened to his/her heartbeat yesterday and i was so happpy


angiebolt (80 days ago)
I`m seven weeks six days today. I am 45 yrs old and my last baby is eighteen. I am very worried about Down Syndrome. Although, this was not a planned pregnancy, my hubby and I are getting more and more excited every day. We are hoping for a healthy baby.


alemus (81.4 days ago)
I am 7 weeks and I been spotting, on and off this scares me . I have had 4 miscarriages.I really want this baby , plus my two sons are so happy.


alemus (82.2 days ago)
This is how my baby looks wow amazing


brookee_cookee (104.5 days ago)
Anyone else out there nursing while pregnant? This pregnancy was a welcome surprise, but im still nursing my almost 1year old. im pretty sure he is experiencing my hormones almost as much as I am. My poor little guy! I just hope he isnt feeling as horribly all day sick as I am.


rossana (115.2 days ago)
I`m 7 weeks and 2 days today. Im so nauseous! but still very excited with the idea of having my first baby!


toopretty1625 (123.3 days ago)
Hi everyone I`m 21 this is my third pregnancy and I`m just as excited as I was for my first two beauty`s hopefully I get a little guy this time around good luck ladies and congrats...oh and I`m 7weeks 6days tomorrow I`ll be two months


emilyevans (128.1 days ago)


suzette (141.4 days ago)
Hi am 7 weeks today n its been really hard! For the past 2 weeks I`ve been really sick, all I want to do is sleep all day, not really complaining case am very excited! Can`t wait to meet my little walker


Prayin4AChild (153.2 days ago)
Had my first ultrasound today...7 weeks & 2 days! Heard the heart beat and was overjoyed! Can`t wait to meet my munchkin!


pudpatterson (160.5 days ago)
7+2 weeks today with number 5 xx I must be mad lol.No sickness but so tired all the time and boobs are sore I don`t remember them being like this with my son lol xxx


babyj76 (165.1 days ago)
Hi all I am 7 weeks today and this is my first pregnancy..so far okay, but just hoping all turns out well..


blooming (166.2 days ago)
Hi every I am 24 first time mom and I am 7 weeks kind of excited was having some cramps and got worried but everything seems fine so far have another ultrasound at the end of this week nervous but excited so you guys please keep me in your prayers.


khanyi28 (168.8 days ago)
Hi I am 36 and its my first time, I am going to my first scan this week hoping for triples...I will over joy. I know all gift come from God. Every thing is fine for now no morning sickness. Little bit scared some morning when I do feel like I am pregnant...I do preg test again ...crazy I know.


Chiomzy (173.7 days ago)
Hi, am 7 weeks 3 days today and everything is going OK. Though i have cough which is subsiding.




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