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7 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development

Brain child. Although brain development will continue long after birth, the basic sections have formed. As the week progresses, this organ will divide into three parts: fore-brain, mid-brain and hind-brain. The fore-brain will be responsible for things like reasoning, problem solving and forming and retaining memories. The mid-brain will relay electrical signals to their final destinations in the brain. The hind-brain will take care of breathing, heart rate and muscle movement. Limbs are also growing fast: arm and leg buds have sprouted.

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7 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms

The pee parade. Raging hormones and increased blood volume cause your body to produce more fluid, so you may find yourself heading to the ladies’ room more often than before. However, it’s important to stay hydrated – you should continue to drink extra water throughout your pregnancy. Learn more about frequent urination during pregnancy here.

Healthy habits. Make sure to order your meat well done and avoid kitty-litter duty throughout your pregnancy. Toxoplasmosis, an infection passed along through raw meat and cat faeces, can be harmful to your baby (but not to you). In fact, you may have already had it without knowing it – if so, you are immune.

Did you know? The areas of the baby’s brain are beginning to form and the buds that will become arms and legs are sprouting. The ears and tip of the nose can now be seen.

Ultrasound At 7th Week Of Pregnancy

In the 7th week pregnant ultrasound, you will see the major development of your fetus. Your fetus at 7 weeks will have developed its major organs like the pancreas, liver and appendix. You would also notice his/her ears, nose, ears, mouth, toes and fingers in 7 weeks pregnant ultrasound. Learn more about pregnancy ultrasounds here.

FAQ At 7 Weeks of Your Pregnancy

1. What is toxoplasmosis and how can I avoid it?

Toxoplasmosis is an infection that's passed through raw or undercooked meat and cat faeces. Unless you have a weakened immune system, this infection does not affect you, but it could be harmful to your baby. In fact, you may already have had toxoplasmosis without knowing it — if so, you are immune. To avoid coming in contact with the germ, if you eat meat order your meat well done, wash your hands thoroughly after preparing meat, and take yourself off kitty litter duty for the rest of your pregnancy.

2. What are the chances that I'm pregnant with twins?

Identical twins occur in about 4 out of every 1,000 births, while fraternal twins occur at different rates in different ethnic and age groups. If you conceived using fertility drugs or have a family history of twins, your chances of being pregnant with multiples are much higher. It's possible to find out whether you're pregnant with twins or multiples from when you're about 6 weeks pregnant. Your doctor will be able to hear whether there's one set of heartbeats or more.

3. Are there any foods I should avoid?

While fish can be a great source of protein, some fish and seafood, like shellfish and mackerel, should be avoided as they can be high in mercury. Raw fish and eggs should also be avoided from your pregnancy diet. While eating cheese is a great way to get calcium, you should stay away from soft cheeses, like Brie, feta and blue cheese as they can contain a bacterium called listeria, which could be harmful to you and your baby. If you eat meat, make sure it's well cooked. Avoid unwashed fruit and vegetables. Don't worry if you love your morning coffee though − up to 200 milligrams of caffeine per day is safe. Most herbal teas are fine to drink too, however, you should check with your doctor first as some herbal teas shouldn't be consumed in high quantities. Make sure the water is safe, and opt for bottled water if you're unsure. You might be wondering whether delicious street food is safe to eat. There's nothing inherently unsafe about it, however, your risk of food poisoning is greater during pregnancy because your immune system is focused on protecting your baby, so make sure that any street food you eat is from a trusted vendor.

4. Is it ok to have cramps at 7 weeks pregnant?

Cramping or spotting is very normal in the 7th week of pregnancy. However, if you experience abdominal pain that is worse than typical mensuration cramps or excessive bleeding you should consult your doctor. Get more knowledge about pregnancy pains & body aches here.

5. Can you see baby on an ultrasound at 7 weeks?

You would need to magnify to see your baby at 7 weeks pregnant. You might be able to see the internal organs which have started developing now. You would also be able to observe the heartbeat of your baby.

6. 7 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months?

You have completed two months of your pregnancy and you would be entering third month in your 7th week of pregnancy.

Precautions & Tips At 7th Week Of Pregnancy

  • Keep drinking plenty of water, despite all those trips to the restroom

  • Make sure any meat you eat is well cooked

  • Get a flu shot early in flu season

  • Get week-by-week expert tips on pregnancy to keep track of your baby’s development & to ensure well-being of both you & your baby during entire nine months journey!