At 7 weeks pregnant, a lot of changes are happening to your body and to your baby. You will start experiencing morning sickness and aversion to certain foods. You could also be suffering some other pregnancy symptoms, like headaches, fatigue, tender breasts, and food cravings.
If you prefer not to tell anybody that you’re expecting, it is still possible to hide your pregnancy at 7 weeks because no one else can see the changes yet.
It is important to keep your distance from people who are unwell in these early weeks to avoid contracting diseases that can lead to unnecessary complications later in pregnancy.
Your baby is growing at a rapid pace and is approximately the size of a blueberry. Most of the growth is concentrated in the brain however as the brain cells are generated at a rate of 100 cells per minute. Your baby is also growing out limbs and developing a mouth and tongue. By 7 weeks pregnant, he/she will have kidneys that are ready to begin their crucial role of waste disposal.
If you haven’t yet booked an appointment with an OBGYN or midwife, now is the time to do so. You should be able to see your baby’s heartbeat by 7 weeks pregnant, but not necessarily hear it. You will also be required to take a blood test to confirm as well as an ultrasound to get an estimated due date. If you have been tracking ovulation, you can also search online for a pregnancy due date calculator . Keep in mind, this is not 100% accurate. You might also be able to see if you are carrying twins at 7 weeks pregnant as there will be two gestational sacs.
7 weeks pregnant can be an equally exciting and scary time for moms-to-be if you don’t know what to expect