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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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sweetun87 (4.3 days ago)
I am 7 weeks pregnant and this is my 1st pregnancy. but I am experiencing some spotting since few days . my u/s scan is 4 days from now. I am worried whether my baby is alright...?? few months back I had a miscarriage in the same 7th week due to spotting. there anybody experiencing same prbm..??

skaterkid1314 (14.9 days ago)
Baby number 2 Im ready

Ivellise78 (40.4 days ago)
@Bebylomeli - “I`m 43 yrs young and...„
I can relate. I will be 38 in Feb 2016, and a day and half from bwing 7 weeks. Have a 19yo daughter in college, and a soon to be 12yo boy. My fiance is going to be 40 in a March, and has two daughters, ages 22 and the 16. We have wanted and tried for about 6 months. Iwas just about to give up hope and decided to stop trying, and a did a little meditating to a higher power (I`m not a believer IN `God`), but do have a connection with the universe..anyway...well we decided to stop trying and month I`m pregnant. :-) We are so happy and excited.

Congrats to you and your family!

Michelle277 (41.7 days ago)
I`m 7 weeks with baby number four I have morning sickness and bloated all the time hope this a boy I have three girls

Michelle277 (41.7 days ago)
I have excessive gas I`m seven weeks is this normal

Mommynme (60.7 days ago)
My first baby and I happy but a little nervous because I`m not ready to give up my day to day life but this is a blessing

Bebylomeli (69.5 days ago)
I`m 43 yrs young and pregnant for the second time in my life!! My son is 22 and away at college. I`m 7 weeks and the only symptom I have experienced thus far is breast tenderness; with my son I I couldn`t even hold down water. I`m very excited but equally nervous. I`ve been trying to get pregnant for about 15 years. I had a myomectomy about a year ago and had given up hope on ever conceiving again. I pray to God that he gives me the strength to carry this baby. Now more than ever, I believe in miracles. Good luck to all of you wonderful ladies

slim26 (69.9 days ago)
I`m 7 wks and 6 pregnant I been experiencing bad pain in the bottom of my stomach I go through er and they told me I have a cyst on my fallopian tubes and it ruptured and my placenta is tearing apart... I`m still in pain what should I do

ekiss (87.1 days ago)
@missm89 thanks for ur concern I really do appreciate. My appointment with my gynaecolog is today all finger crossed like u said. And God`s will b done.

Missm89 (88.9 days ago)
Sorry just see that you had some bleeding. Did your gynae do blood tests on you? This would check if your hcg level is rising? Fingers crossed for you, iv always had to go back for extra scans as been earlier then thought. Hope all goes well for you

Missm89 (88.9 days ago)
All of my scans I have been for Iv been earlier then what docs thought, I`m pregnant now and I went for a scan and they couldn`t see anything, I had my bloods done and my levels were rising. I had another scan a week later, and I was only 5 weeks. Docs only go by our last menstrual cycle date, but you nave ovulated later and therefore not be as far along as you thought. I think your doc was a bit insensitive to mention d and c if you`ve had no bleeding or anything. Fingers crossed for you,

ekiss (89.2 days ago)
@sayoddy- thank u so much. My next ultrascan appointment with my gynaecolog is two day from now. He told the last time that if there`s no improvement on the next ultrascan he will carry out dnc on me. All is in the hands of God, let his will be done. Thanks

sayoddy (89.7 days ago)
@ekiss - “Am 7 weeks 5 days pr...„
I`m ftm also and same thing happened to me. I was supposed to be 9weeks but the scan dated 5weeks 4days. I took the date in faith and was counting from 5weeks 4 days. When it was 12weeks, the heartbeat stopped at 8weeks 1 day so i had to do dnc
I`m not trying to scare you but you need to follow it up, Ask your doc if you can have progesterone and rest a lot.

ekiss (89.9 days ago)
Am 7 weeks 5 days pregnant, but ultrascan shows am 5 weeks 4 days pregnant as at 6th of this month. Please is this normal. This is my first pregnancy. My gynaecological said the baby is not growing as it should. Before knowing I was pregnant, i was having contant headache, so I went my to our doctor who run a test and said I have tyford and malaria and place me on a three days injection and drugs. Two day after completing the injections, I was still feeling sick, so my sister suggest I go for a pregnancy test which came out positive. At six weeks I started seeing spot of blood. Which has stop but my discharge has a trace of brown like dirty blood on it. I don`t know what is happening right now, am so confuse because my gynaecological said he will remove the pregnancy if there`s no improvement on my next ultrascan which is on 12th of this month. Please somebody talk to me, I need to know what is wrong.

favouredy (103.2 days ago)
Hi evryone,am 7wks and 1 day. Had a little bit of bleeding last wk, waz so scared, Bt ultrascan showed evryfin is alrite with the baby, thank God. So tired and sleepy all d time,am on bed rest for now till ma 1st trimister ends. More strength to all the soon to be moms here.

AndreasBump (110.6 days ago)
I am in my 8th week and I just had my daughter 7 months ago. SO i am pretty overwhelmed at this point

gagandeep kaur (116.7 days ago)
i m 8 week pergant but i m very nervous my on 19 ocut i m worried every thing goes to easy

CameioStewartt (136.3 days ago)
I`m on week seven as well! I`m also praying to make it all the way through this time. I miscarried last October, and went through premature labor at 22 weeks last May. I didn`t know I was pregnant in May, so that should give an idea to my hopefulness. :) good luck to all you soon to be mommies

hayhay13 (140.7 days ago)
Almost 8 weeks pregnant! I had a miscarriage last year. Praying to get through the first trimaster.

RyanOlivia (145.5 days ago)
I`m 7 weeks tomorrow. I`m very fatigued, exhausted, always starving but eating enough to feed a horse, my boobs are always so tender and my nipples ache. I`m also so nauseous every morning. That usually lasts until supper time. But starts up again around 3 am. So it seems like I`m always nauseous. I haven`t vomited yet it I feel like I need to a lot. These are all the same symptoms I had with my daughter many years ago. I have 3. 2 boys - 13, & 22. And my daughter is 18. I`m 41. Very excited and never expected this little miracle to happen. I feel like I`m holding my breath for the 2nd trimester.

To combat my morning sickness recently I found dentyne spearmint gum takes my nausea away almost instantly. But I have to consistently chew it. :( that`s the only downside.

Yay!! To all the new mommy-to-bes!!!

dabba13 (169.4 days ago)
I need some friends that are around the same weeks pregnant as me To get some advice from 7 weeks 6 days ...tomorrow will be 8 weeks ...4 more weeks to go before end of danger zone so they say. Please lord ...No miscarriage again!

alexisclarke (170.4 days ago)
I just found out that I`m 7weeks and 5 days pregnant. Last two weeks terrible morning sickness all day with sore breasts and exhaustion.

dabba13 (172.7 days ago)
I am so happy to be pregnant !! Last year me and my husband lost a baby by miscarriage. I feel that this one is a blessing. I am so looking forward to getting passed the first trimester! Pray for me ya`ll!

baby627 (177.1 days ago)
@mmccray - “Omg!! I`m confused I...„
mmccray hello, don`t be confused no symptoms can also be normal. With my son I had not many symptoms at all other than frequent urination and everything went well. Maybe they will kick in later. Try not to worry. Best wishes.

mmccray (178.4 days ago)
Omg!! I`m confused I don`t feel pregnant!!

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