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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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Elane Smuts (8 days ago)
So excited for #1


sheena01 (8.6 days ago)
7Weeks today with baby #2


ashley5009 (9.5 days ago)
My fifth pregnancy and I feel more blessed then ever due date Oct 20 Thank God


ashley5009 (9.5 days ago)
I feel more bloated then ever, its like when my menstrual was suppose to come on I usually get bloated like 7 days before but it never went down this month..




sewintofabric (12.3 days ago)
Wow am I sick! Baby number 5 and due in October. I`m literally only able to get out of bed to use the bathroom. I have been using vitamin b + unisom for sickness per midwives orders but I`m still sooo sick! Last time I used Zofran but now there are lawsuits against it for birth defects so I won`t use it. All the sickness is worth it but boy I can`t wait to feel good again!


sayoddy (14 days ago)
It`s seven weeks already and first pregnancy. For the first time, saw a faint positive today after several negatives both blood and urine.
Read some women tested positive at 8-10 weeks. will have another hpt in 3 days time and having ultrasound exactly 8 weeks. having Fever, bloating and nausea. All is well, thank You Lord Jesus


RCanales (23.6 days ago)
Going on 8 weeks with baby #6 and I have never been more exhausted in my life. Don`t remember the others being like this. Bummer...


neevah (24.9 days ago)
7wks. Feeling sick, dizziness, fatigue, light headed, nauseous. It`s been 10 years since I had my first child and now I am just so sick like it will be my first one.


Topaz123 (34.6 days ago)
oh and such extreme exhuastion, which I had none of that with first pregnancy.
I want to sleep all day!


Topaz123 (34.6 days ago)
2nd pregnancy and have been sooo sick since a week before we found out we were pregnant. I`ve been sick since 4 weeks. I`m 7 weeks 1 day today and on meds to keep the severe nausea at bay and to try and get more hydrated. This is so different then first pregnancy, just had some dry heaves and super smell. This one severe nausea, upset stomach, bad gas, severe bloat, low blood pressure. I`m counting down days til out of this first trimester in hopes it will ease up.


Undefinebeauty (36.8 days ago)
@pregoqueen - “I`m counting down th...„
I thought i was going crazy.. I feel lil weird movements this is my second child.. Is it normal to feel movement this early? I`m scared I`ll have twins!


carmella (37.3 days ago)
hi. I`ve been having abdominal cramps... bleeding got controlled. my dr suggested to rest as much as possible.


pregoqueen (44.4 days ago)
I`m counting down the days for trimester one to be over lol. I`m 7weeks and 6days. The only good thing is I can feel fluttering.


babycantu (44.6 days ago)
No morning sickness for me. I am really not too hungry as well. The prenatal vitamins are having me blocked up.


agziatek (46.7 days ago)
Me too, 7 weeks 2 days, butlern2410, very tired but happy. It is hard to take care of an older child when in first trimester.


butlern2410 (48.7 days ago)
Im 7 weeks 2days with baby #3 sickness or feeling sick is taking over me cant keep anythibg down an feel so lifeless tired all the time cant wait for 2nd trimester


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martinez14 (59.5 days ago)
So I`m 7 weeks pregnant with my 4th child but it is nothing like my other 3 pregnancies with my first 3 I was always sick couldn`t eat or drink anything and I was loosing weight like crazy i didn`t even start showing until i was about 6-7 months and the time I gave birth I was only like 140 and now with baby #4 I`m already over 140 before pregnency weight 125-130 I can eat everything I have no sickness nothing but I`m always tired short of breath like how I usually feel at the end of my pregnancies well my first ob appointment is tomorrow so hopefully I can get some answers.


jamool (61.4 days ago)
imsad im abortion last week


AnnaLea (68 days ago)
@KAnn - “My 1st pregnancy I`m...„
my first also!


AnnaLea (68 days ago)
I had my last period on November 8th, then I tested positive last week!


jessica_bombardier (68.3 days ago)
7 weeks with baby #4 :)




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