What happens during the
7th week of pregnancy? Know about the developments which take place in this
week and find out what kind of bodily changes you can expect.
embryo is now a full-fledged fetus, which means 'young one'. Its brain and
spinal cord is almost close to completion. A sonography will clearly reveal the
arms and legs with clefts at the ends that ultimately form the toes and fingers.
The baby is beginning to achieve its eventual human shape even though its head
is still lumpy and bent forward on the chest. The face is beginning to form but
the eyes are on the side of the head and are as yet unopened but you can see
the black pigmentation under the skin covering the eye-
The ears are also developing and you can see two
holes, which will take the final shape of the nose. The mouth and jaws have
taken better shape now and you can actually make out the shape of the lips,
tongue and initial teeth buds.
The heart has developed two
more chambers and has begun to circulate blood all throughout the little one's
body that has already formed a complex network of blood cells. Your baby's
nervous system is fast developing and the fetus has begun to form a liver,
kidneys, lungs, an intestine and internal sex organs. The bone cells are also
beginning to develop.
Other Physical and Facial Developments
her heartbeat was the biggest development in the 6th week of pregnancy, in the
7th week it is more about development of her physical and facial aspects. If
you are keen to know about the developments your little one goes through this
week, read along for some interesting information.
Your little angle is around half
an inch and is around your pink fingernail length.
Her eye lenses have started
developing and the iris colour is also developing now.
This is the time when the neck of
your baby is getting elongated and her neck is strengthening as
Your unborn childâ€™s is going through plenty of
complex brain developments now. She is forming her skull that looks transparent
Her liver is now producing red blood
Bodily Changes during the 7th Week of
You are too going through
plenty of changes now to support the growth and development of your little one
inside. Let us look into the changes you might expect now:
You are producing more hormones now in
this week of pregnancy. Due to which you may begin experiencing the common
pregnancy symptoms like a tender breast, dizziness,
fatigue and so on.
cravings are another development this week. You may find yourself craving for
foods that you never liked before. However, you must also be prepared for morning
sickness that might make it difficult for you to
Have a quick look at some
pregnancy tips for having a healthy pregnancy.
Care of Diet
For right suggestions about food, exercise,
diet, medicines you must consult your doctor. You must take your vitamin
supplements and folic
acid regularly. You need to remember that whatever you eat, it shall
have a significant effect on your baby developing inside. You may also look for
support to carry on your household chores, as you shall feel fatigued or
irritated for your hormonal surges.
Common Health Concerns
Even though for some nausea
for food can become a major concern, make sure you are not malnourished. Good
health is essential not only for you, but also for the health of your baby.
Eating bland and simple food shall help you dealing with problems like indigestion
and heartburn. Spicy food shall only makes things more difficult for you.
Drinking plenty of water is
essential to keep yourself hydrated. This is particularly important if you have
been throwing up foods several times a day for quite some time. You can consume
liquids in the form of juices. Do not consume alcohol and your dependence on
coffee must also be reduced.
Dealing with Breast
Breast tenderness is a common problem,
thus you need to wear bras that offer good support. You need not worry much
about swelling breasts or breasts tenderness, as all these shall be gone once
you have delivered your baby.
Even though it might not seem
easy all the time, make sure to relax and enjoy to the fullest. You can always
discuss your concerns and feelings with your partner. In case if you face any
discomfort, make sure that you report it to your
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