How is Your Baby Growing at 7 Weeks?
By now, the embryo is around 10 mm long from one end to the other (known as the crown-rump length).
Your baby’s brain is developing rapidly and the nerve cells are forming into a network to create the nervous system. Your baby’s eyes and ears become more visible and the mouth and tongue begin to form.
The limb flippers are starting to take shape and become arms and legs, with the beginnings of hands, knees, and toes. The limb buds are also starting to form cartilage that will eventually form the leg and arm bones.
By week 7, your baby’s kidneys are fully formed and they are starting to filter the fluid that is circulating through your baby to produce urine. This urine gets deposited into the amniotic fluid.
How Big is Your Baby at 7 Weeks?
At week 7, your baby is 1.2 cm (the size of a blueberry) and weighs 0.05 kg.
What Happens at 7 Weeks?
If you are still experiencing bleeding around week 7, it’s best to book an appointment with your GP to identify if there are any problems with your baby.
It’s also important at this stage to consider making changes to your lifestyle to make things easier for you as you progress through pregnancy. For example, if your job is extremely strenuous, it might be worth talking to your employer and making adjustments in the workplace to meet your needs.
What Symptoms Will You Have at 7 Weeks?
What are the common symptoms at week seven include sensitive nipples and darkened areolas. The bumps that appear during week 5 might become even more pronounced.
You may still be getting many of the common early pregnancy symptoms, such as fatigue, morning sickness, and sore or bleeding gums.
Make sure to rest as much as possible and maintain great dental hygiene to avoid running into dental problems.