With 7 weeks of pregnancy you are close to the second month of pregnancy and this probably indicates that the process is moving faster than you thought (go for me: pregnancy passes very quickly!).
During this period the production of the hormone beta-hCG remains high causing some pregnancy symptoms to be quite constant, but the good news is that your baby’s development is going very well.
In addition, it is very likely that your doubts and uncertainties are less regarding pregnancy and the enthusiasm is already taking over! But calm down: it’s not yet that you start to feel the kicks or discover the baby’s sixth, ok?
We created this post to let you know in detail what are the main symptoms and events of the 7th week of pregnancy. Check it out below.
Main symptoms 7 weeks of pregnancy
As previously mentioned, at this stage of pregnancy the beta-hCG hormones are high and this causes some pregnancy symptoms to be constant and quite accentuated. Remember that not all mothers feel them, and if you have reached this point without experiencing any very obvious symptoms, it is very likely that this will last until the end of the gestational period.
Check below for the main symptoms of the 7th week of pregnancy:
As in the 6th week, nausea remains frequent, especially in the morning or when smelling certain odors. However, it is extremely important that pregnant women try to live with this discomfort in the best way possible so that they continue to eat properly and balanced. Otherwise, they could end up affecting the development of the baby who needs the nutrients from food for this or even his own health.
Headaches at 7 weeks of pregnancy also start to appear due to high hormone production. To relieve them, try to stay as rested as possible and don’t forget to hydrate yourself properly.
Abdominal cramps during pregnancy are very similar to what we experience during the premenstrual period and are not usually a cause for concern. If they are constant or are accompanied by: neck pain, shoulder pain, contractions, bleeding and/or dizziness, the advice is that you immediately seek your doctor so that he can assess your pregnancy.
Changes in taste
Surely you’ve heard that pregnant women feel desire, right? So… This justifies it due to the change in taste during pregnancy. For example, foods they’ve always liked can cause some aversion and in the same way something they’ve never liked or something very exotic can look quite appetizing.
This change tends to appear precisely during the 7th week of pregnancy and the best thing to do is to let your desires tell you what to eat or not, even if it is unexpected. But always remember to be careful because you are going through a time when a regulated and balanced diet is, in addition to being important, essential for the health and well-being of mom and baby.
This is a symptom that you may have been experiencing since the first few weeks of pregnancy and the tendency is for it to remain during the next few weeks due to the pressure that the uterus makes on the bladder. So, ideally, you get used to frequent trips to the bathroom and adapt your routine to that.
For example, if you are waking up many times during the night to pee, a good recommendation is to avoid drinking too much water before going to bed. This way you do not have a large accumulation of fluid in the bladder at night and the probability of having to get up several times to go to the bathroom is less.
7 weeks pregnant is how many months?
This is a question of many first-time moms and let’s confess that counting through weeks is actually quite confusing. But try to understand it this way: according to the medical bills, the first month is counted from the 4th week of pregnancy, so with 7 weeks of pregnancy you are almost entering the second month of pregnancy.
What happens in the pregnant woman’s body at 7 weeks of pregnancy?
In addition to the symptoms described above and the high production of the hormone beta-hCG (which in turn tends to decrease in the next few weeks), at 7 weeks of gestation it is already possible to feel a very subtle change in the mother’s belly. This is due to swelling of the uterus which may start to become visible in some cases.
How is the development of the fetus going at 7 weeks of pregnancy?
Development is happening steadily and quite intensely. During the 7th week of pregnancy, the baby is much smaller than the placenta, the brain and head develop quickly, their little eyes that were on the side of the head are beginning to get closer, the fingers can already be seen and the elbows already have movements.
It is also during this period that the baby’s organs begin to develop with greater intensity, although they do not yet play any role. Anyway, in general the development is already well advanced and the baby can even move, an action that will only be noticed by the mother in the 18th week of pregnancy.
What is the size of the fetus at 7 weeks of pregnancy?
The size of your baby at the 7th week of gestation is approximately 8 millimeters, that is, the fetus is already bigger than a grain of beans.
What to do in the 7th week of pregnancy
Knowing that your pregnancy is going well is no reason to neglect. On the contrary, it is another warning that you must continue taking care of your health and well-being to ensure perfect conditions for your little one’s development. With that in mind, check out the checklist of what you should be doing this week. Check it out:
- Have healthy habits: healthy habits range from a regulated and balanced diet (preferably accompanied by a nutritionist), vitamin supplementation, to the practice of physical activities that contribute to your pregnancy (yoga usually has good results). But beware: before making any decision about food, vitamins or physical activities, always remember to consult the doctor who is accompanying you so that he can tell you if it is really suitable for your specific case.
- Hydrate yourself well: good hydration is essential for the proper functioning of the intestine, for blood circulation, to avoid abdominal swelling, for the skin and hair, in addition to several other benefits for pregnant and non-pregnant people. So always remember to properly hydrate yourself.
- Get plenty of rest: one of the most common symptoms in early pregnancy is excessive tiredness and sleepiness and to prevent this from affecting your health and that of your baby it is essential that you rest whenever possible and have a regular night’s sleep (de, at least 8 hours per night).
- Make sure your immunizations are up to date: Another activity for this week is to check that your immunizations are up to date. If you miss any, before taking it, contact your doctor to see if there are any contraindications for the vaccine for pregnant women. The flu vaccine, in turn, is important that you get it as soon as the vaccination campaign starts.
- Check the point of the meat you eat: raw or undercooked meat can be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, which, when contracted by the pregnant woman, can cause serious harm to the baby. Therefore, always remember to check the point of the meat you are eating to avoid the risk of contamination and give preference to meals made at home.
- Visit the obstetrician frequently: by 7 weeks of pregnancy it is very likely that you have already started your prenatal care. And if you haven’t started yet, get a doctor you trust urgently! And it’s also likely that the doctor has already told you what the next appointment dates are and how often he will want you to go for pregnancy follow-up. Therefore, it is very important that you follow these dates without missing appointments so as not to put your health and your child’s health at risk. If by chance you are not able to go on the scheduled day and time, call the office and try to reschedule for an upcoming date.
What’s up? Did you manage to clarify your doubts about the 7th week of pregnancy? We hope so! Now it’s time to take care of yourself to have a healthy pregnancy.
In case you have any doubts regarding this matter, be sure to comment on this post so that we can clarify it.
And if you want to continue following your pregnancy week by week , just visit our blog in the coming days. We will soon publish posts referring to the following weeks so that you can stay on top of everything that happens during the entire gestational period.
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Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.