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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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Brina77 (17.2 hours ago)
@JoannaWal - “I am 7 weeks iam so ...„
Congrats! We are almost in the same situation. I have 2 boys; 1 16 and 1 6y.o. Hoping this one is a girl :)


bell_kris (1.4 days ago)
Just hit 7 weeks!!!!!!!!!! Im so excited and feel so blessed. I thought this would never happen for me.


rayxoxo (2.2 days ago)
Hey ladies! I am 7 weeks and 1 day and I have an appointment on the 7th of November. I am super excited! :)


Indiadiggs3 (2.5 days ago)
Hello everyone , I am 7 weeks 1 days and iam truly blessed this will be my 3rd




paulina89 (9.2 days ago)
Hi
I will be 7 weeks tommorow with my second baby
I can`t wait for scan


meekspirit00 (10.1 days ago)
Yay! everything went great at my 1st OB appointment today! strong healthy baby`s heartbeat! growing right on target at 7 weeks 4 days! Thank you my Lord for you have truly blessed me, and keeping me and our baby safe. -- Amen


meekspirit00 (11.5 days ago)
7 weeks and 3 days today, I am so anxious for my 1st OB appointment 10-21-14.. i hope everything is going great.


willoskye (13.8 days ago)
@alemus - “This is how my baby ...„


sm1lerno1 (20.5 days ago)
Feel yuk!


JoannaWal (25.5 days ago)
I am 7 weeks iam so happy, I have 2 sons ( 14 and 8 ) , I want a girl


JJE (29.8 days ago)
I am 7weeks preggy today and I feel so good today. So symptoms yet, though yesterday was aweful. God keep and bless me and my baby. Amen


KariW1987 (45.1 days ago)
@hayati - “I have my ultrasound...„
Stay hopeful and you`re in my prayers. After 3 yrs of believing I could not conceive, God blessed me! This is your season! Believe it honey! God bless!


KariW1987 (45.1 days ago)
@JessiLeigh - “Hey all! I am 7 week...„
Wow! Congrats!! I know you`re excited! Best of luck to you.


KariW1987 (45.1 days ago)
I am 7 wks and the morning sickness is terrible!!! I pray this will pass though it is different for everyone. Good luck to you all and God bless :-)


JessiLeigh (45.2 days ago)
Hey all! I am 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I went in for an ultrasound over a week ago, heard the babies heartbeat, and found out that we are pregnant with triplets!!! I go this Friday for another ultrasound to make sure all are ok. Hope all is well with everyone of you!


hayati (45.6 days ago)
I have my ultrasound on Friday too! I`m also very excited to hear our baby`s heartbeat! :-) We miscarried in May at 13 weeks so I`m trying to remember to be realistic, but hoping & praying all will go well on Friday, & a healthy heartbeat will be heard <3


Angelbabymarie (46.2 days ago)
Getting my Ultrasound Friday and I am ULTRA excited to see my baby `Yolkie`s` heartbeat. At 7 weeks it feels like 40 weeks is a million miles away


Angelbabymarie (46.2 days ago)
I am 7 weeks on the dot today and having another ultrasound this Friday! All I am praying for is to see the heartbeat flickering. This is my 3rd child. I have a son who is 22, a son who is 13 and a wonderful daughter about to turn 18 this month! Dad is still dazed and I am amazed! Not sure I want a boy or girl but just praying the baby is healthy


Angelbabymarie (46.2 days ago)
And I can`t blame any of my belly on my baby?


aneisa 80 (49.1 days ago)
We are 7 weeks pregnant and excited b/c we`ve ttc for 2yrs and tomorrow is our first ultrasound app hoping to see and hear our baby`s heart beat.


kladdermommy (53.1 days ago)
Tomorrow I will be 7 weeks, and we are over the moon excited!!! We have 3 boys(15,8 and 6) we are really hoping for a girl this time


arschm02 (55.5 days ago)


Newmommax3 (65.8 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 (80.7 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 (86.9 days ago)




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