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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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MCampbell (73.5 days ago)
I am 7 weeks pregnant today on my third child super excited but I had a couple questions I had had a miscarriage a year ago I was told I didn`t need to go to the doctors because everything seemed like it had came out should I worry that something could be wrong with this pregnancy or harm the fetus


Hindsfirstfamily (101.8 days ago)
We are now 7weeks and 2 days we saw the heart beat at 6 weeks and 2 days my husband almost cried this is our second child our first is 11 years old and she is so excited to be having a baby brother or sister we have been having spotting since 4 weeks but the doctor said thats normal and that we just need to monitor it had the same thing with our first daughter so we know how to monitor it no sick ness just some lightheaded feelings here and there and some shaking cant wait to meet our second child


Ajnmybaby (104.2 days ago)
So happy my oldest is 4.Havent told him yet. He is so spoiled and use to ALL my attention., but i feel like crap! The sickness neverrr ends. Even puck water! I dont know why is the most joyous things take u through such a crappy time.


Bolt (118.5 days ago)
Hello I just found out 2 weeks ago that I am pregnant. Nothing special realy but......my first pregnancy was 11 years ago and now I am 40,it is a complete shock for us as I already thought my daughter be my only child ...,7 years later tadaaahh.....it`s a mirical and I only done a test because Thompson said to make sure there is no pregnancy because of the zika virus .well here I am and this pregnancy is totally different then my last one :) God bless ...seen heartbeat today and we are 6weeks and 2 days :)




andysgirl0314 (121.5 days ago)
I`m pregnant with my 6th child and barely have any sickness other than heartburn on the other hand the baby`s father has morning sickness and among other symptoms. I feel so sorry for him


breemarieh (138.2 days ago)
@christie84 - “Hello mommy`s. 7 wks...„
With baby 1&2 my morning sickness lasted whole time too


breemarieh (138.2 days ago)
@christie84 - “Can`t smell ANYTHING...„
I was the same with my other two....this is baby #3 and it just started I`m going crazy!!!! Just got a new job and already left early today... Think I`ll have to quit.


moli (154.7 days ago)
Morning sickness. Yuk


christie84 (159.6 days ago)
Can`t smell ANYTHING or it triggers pukinging This 5th pregnancy looks like it`s gonna be another long road just like my 4th with my daughter and I was sick the whole way through with her!


christie84 (161.3 days ago)
Can`t smell ANYTHING or it triggers pukinging This 5th pregnancy looks like it`s gonna be another long road just like my 4th with my daughter and I was sick the whole way through with her!


christie84 (161.4 days ago)
Can`t smell ANYTHING or it triggers pukinging This 5th pregnancy looks like it`s gonna be another long road just like my 4th with my daughter and I was sick the whole way through with her!


christie84 (161.4 days ago)
@christie84 - “Hello mommy`s. 7 wks...„


christie84 (161.5 days ago)
Hello mommy`s. 7 wks prego with 5th child?. Already have three boys and one girl and I have HORRIBLE morning sickness that last all day every day


sweetun87 (175.8 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. ..is there anybody experiencing same prbm..??


skaterkid1314 (186.4 days ago)
Baby number 2 Im ready


Ivellise78 (211.9 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 bam.....next month I`m pregnant. :-) We are so happy and excited.

Congrats to you and your family!


Michelle277 (213.2 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 (213.2 days ago)
I have excessive gas I`m seven weeks is this normal


Mommynme (232.2 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 (241 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 (241.4 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 (258.6 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 (260.4 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 (260.4 days ago)
Ekiss
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 (260.7 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




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