In Week 7 of pregnancy, your baby will continue taking huge steps in development; systems vital organs of your baby continue to grow with more development in the regions of the head and face. 04.01 In fact, your baby is doing around 100 new brain cells per minute! 3
Your baby has already gone through three sets of kidneys in Week 7, but this week will begin to develop their final set will be ready for waste management.
In the coming weeks, your baby will begin to produce urine that form part of the fluid amniotic .
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Symptoms 7 weeks of pregnancy
At this stage of your pregnancy, you may not feel very pregnant because there is little or no change visible physical body. It is possible, however, begin to experience physical symptoms of pregnancy such as: 2,3,5
Fatigue is particularly common during the first trimester of pregnancy and tends to return in late pregnancy.
- Morning sickness
- Weight gain or loss
- nausea and vomiting
- Excess saliva
- aversion to food and cravings
- Heartburn and indigestion
- Urinary frequency
- mild pelvic cramps
- occasional vaginal spotting
- Breast changes such as enlargement, tenderness, tingling, nipple erection, nipple sensitivity, darkening the areola areolar and the presence of potholes, which are actually sweat, glands known as Montgomery’s tubercles.
(Note: pregnancy increases the risk of urinary tract infections 6-24 weeks, so if your symptoms are not just pregnancy, and infection is suspected, talk to your doctor about your treatment.) 6
Your hormones at 7 weeks of pregnancy
Throughout your pregnancy, you will experience changes in certain hormones that contribute to many of the pregnancy symptoms you may experience.
After implantation of the fertilized egg, the body secretes the hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that is used to detect pregnancy. HCG is responsible for regulating Estrogens and Progesterone and contributes to frequent urination. 7
Progesterone, which is initially produced by the corpus luteum, rises throughout her pregnancy and continues until the birth of her baby.
In early pregnancy, progesterone is responsible for increasing uterine blood flow, the establishment of the placenta and stimulate growth and nutrient production of the endometrium (lining of the uterus). In addition, progesterone plays a vital role in fetal development, prevention of preterm birth and breastfeeding, as well as strengthening the muscles of the pelvic wall to prepare your body for labor. 7
In addition to progesterone, the placenta is vital in the secretion of vital hormones during pregnancy, such as: 7
- human placental lactogen: this hormone it is believed to handle the growth of the mammary gland, it will be important for breastfeeding after the birth of your baby. It also plays a role in increasing the nutrient levels in the blood, which is vital for growth and development of your baby
- corticotropin-releasing hormone this hormone is not only responsible for determining how long it will be pregnant, it is also responsible for the growth and development of your baby. Later in pregnancy, increasing both the CRH and cortisol not only complete the development of fetal organs but also provide the mother with increased cortisol, which has been linked to maternal care, which increases the mother-baby bond.
Another vital hormone in pregnancy is estrogen, which is responsible for fetal organ development, growth and placental function and growth of the mammary gland, which will be important for breastfeeding after the birth of your baby.
In addition, estrogen regulation of other hormones produced during pregnancy is needed.
Due to increased progesterone and estrogen, you may experience some symptoms of pregnancy not as nice as mood swings and morning sickness.
Another hormone, relaxin, can cause physical symptoms such as pelvic pain, balance difficulties and constipation , because of their maternal role to relax the muscles, ligaments and joints.
baby’s development at 7 weeks of pregnancy
At 7 weeks of pregnancy there are many changes in the development of your baby. Developments that are being developed are: 01.05
At the time they are 7 weeks of pregnancy, brain function and your baby’s facial addresses develop and toenails are even beginning to form.
- The continuous development of the brain
- continues the formation of facial features including the nostrils, mouth, tongue and eye lenses
- Continue the development of buds ends of the limbs continued to mature palettes that resemble and now have hands, arms and shoulders. They are also taking shape knees and ankles, legs now in proportion to the size of your baby. Her toenails are also beginning to form
- continuous muscle development with further growth and strength
- Continued kidney development; the kidneys are mature and begin to function however urination usually begins next week
- Continued development of the spinal cord
- followed heart, lungs and intestinal development
- formation of the gonads occurs.
Things to do in Week 7 of pregnancy
Although it is early in your pregnancy, your task list is starting to grow throughout the first quarter. This is a good time to schedule a prenatal visit and at that time, the doctor will examine and obtain the necessary to confirm pregnancy and assess their health status tests. 5.6
Tests that may be ordered include: 5.6
- smear (if necessary)
- Blood tests, such as blood type, Rh factor, iron levels and testing of genetics and genetic diseases possibly related to ethnicity, German Measles immunity, etc.
- Sexually transmitted disease test
- tests to assess the presence of glucose (sugar), protein, bacteria and white blood cells and red urine.
Changes in style at 7 weeks of pregnancy
He soon learns that there are many lifestyle changes that need to be done during pregnancy and even after delivery.
During pregnancy, you need to take care of yourself and your developing baby. Be sure not to drink alcohol or smoke during pregnancy, and avoid all other toxic substances such as drugs during this time. Be sure to discuss all medications you are taking with your health care provider to ensure that you must continue to use during pregnancy. To take care of yourself and your baby, be sure to eat a healthy diet and take a good prenatal vitamin . 2
Another way to keep your health during pregnancy is to do 30 minutes of exercise such as yoga , walking or swimming. 5 talk to your doctor about your current or desired exercise regime to ensure it is safe.
Everyone wants to look their best, but the use of permanent hair color is not recommended during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy; rather than consider using a semi-permanent dye. 6
While it is safe to eat fish during pregnancy, you should limit your intake to 8-12 Oz. seafood per week. 6.8
Examples of fish that are safe to eat during pregnancy include shrimp, canned tuna (note: mercury varies possible per can), pollock, catfish, salmon, anchovies, herring, sardines, trout, Atlantic mackerel and Pacific and cod. If you plan on eating albacore tuna and tuna steak, it is recommended to limit consumption of this fish to 6 ounces per week. 8
The most important thing is to avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish during pregnancy, as they have high levels of mercury that can be harmful to the baby’s brain and nervous system.
size baby at 7 weeks of pregnancy
10,000 times larger than at the time of conception, your baby now measures about 13 to 18 mm.
at 7 weeks pregnant, your baby is about the size of a blueberry.
As for fruit, your baby is now the size of a blueberry. 3.4
The embryo has distinct, fingers and slightly webbed feet. It’s a jumping bean, moving in fits and starts.
If you have any questions regarding your pregnancy, be sure to contact your provider of health care.
Call your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy or Miscarriage, such as vaginal bleeding or passage of tissue, loss of vaginal fluid, fainting or dizziness, low blood pressure , rectal pressure , shoulder pain and severe pelvic pain or cramping. 5