What changes in my body should I expect at 7 weeks of pregnancy?
At pregnancy week 7, it is not likely that people notice that you are pregnant yet, although your body may be experiencing some changes. You may have gained a few pounds, or even lost a few if you have been mistreated by the amazing morning sickness. At this stage, it is not uncommon to lose a little weight. You may also experience other early pregnancy symptoms.
How big is my baby?
It depends on the source of information you get. Some sources say that your baby is about 0.5 inches long while others place your baby at around 1 inch.
What is going on inside my belly?
At 7 weeks of pregnancy, your baby has begun to form every essential organ. Hair and nipple follicles are forming. The tongue and eyelids have also started to develop. Elbows and toes are more visible while the trunk begins to straighten out. The arm buds look like paddles.
What should I consider or plan right now for pregnancy week 7?
We encourage you to choose a doctor or midwife at this point if you haven’t done so. Also, if you want to reveal your baby’s gender, you can schedule an appointment at Here is Baby as early as 8 weeks to do a DNA Gender Reveal test which is 99.1% accurate. You may also chose to wait until you are 16 weeks to do a gender reveal. At 7 weeks you may be already experiencing morning sickness. It is estimated that 70% to 80% of women experience some form of morning sickness due to the increased amount of hormones in your body. If it’s severe and you constantly throw up and can’t keep anything down, consult your doctor. Also consider purchasing Preggie Pops. Here’s a list of helpful tips for morning sickness:
- Eat dry cereal or soda crackers 15 minutes before getting up in the morning.
- Rest… rest… rest…
- Eat often, but small portions.
- If you experience nausea sniff lemons or ginger (you may even use ginger chews), or even eat watermelon or drink lemonade.
- Salty potato chips help settle your stomach to allow you to eat a meal.
- Avoid lying down after eating.
- Avoid skipping meals.
- Do not eat or cook spicy food.
- Take Vitamin B6 daily.
- Ask your doctor for any possible supplements to help you alleviate the symptoms.
What can my partner do at 7 weeks of pregnancy?
It will be extremely important that you talk to your partner about which prenatal appointments you want him to go with you. Every couple is different and there’s no rule of thumb. Some couples like to attend every appointment together, while others attend only major appointments or sonograms. Ask your partner to write down the dates for those appointments in his calendar. As the cherry on the cake, he can also help with house chores and cooking!