7 Weeks of Gestation

Your 7th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. Your baby is now about 18mm , his little fingers start to appear on his hands and feet. And fetal development is accelerating more than ever and what until now was cartilage.
  2. Organs such as the liver and intestines, stomachs begin to enlarge and that is why they, due to space, go into the umbilical vesicle.
  3. Brain cells are in full swing , multiplying and not only them, neurons too. Now it’s the size of a lemon seed, about 5 to 8 millimeters!
  4. The woman already shows signs that her body is changing. If you have a thin waist, it no longer appears so evident at this stage, it seems that you have gained weight.
  5. The pregnant woman can become extremely aroused , the libido beyond expected. But be careful with sexual intercourse during this phase.

MORE INFORMATION ON 7 WEEKS OF GESTATION

Your baby is now about 18mm, his little fingers start to appear on his hands and feet. And fetal development is accelerated more than ever and what until now was cartilage, becomes small bones giving more firmness to the skeleton in formation. Organs such as the liver and intestines, stomachs begin to increase and that is why they, due to space, go into the umbilical vesicle, returning to place in the 11th week.

The highlight of this week in terms of fetal development is the heart. Now with four chambers, it hits hard and fast. The vast majority of fetuses have beats above 150 at this stage. But do not be alarmed if on an ultrasound, hearing below that, can only mean that mommy needs to feed!

Baby Development

The low glucose (hypoglycemia) for being without food for more than 3 hours, can influence and a lot in the heartbeat. This week also begins the formation of one of Organs fundamental organs, the lung! In addition to it, brain cells are in full swing , multiplying and not only them, neurons as well. Now it’s the size of a lemon seed, about 5 to 8 millimeters!

It is possible to see the baby’s movements on ultrasound. He can jump and move gracefully and delight the mommy and daddy who accompany the exam. It is not uncommon to see reports of mothers moved by this image, after all, it is the true sign that the miracle of life is happening!

For some women, it is only possible to assimilate that they are actually pregnant when they see the baby through the exam. It is also possible to detect a twin pregnancy in this first ultrasound, it is possible to see two gestational sacs or if they are univithelial, two babies in the amniotic sac.

How is Mom Feeling …

The woman already shows signs that her body is changing. If you have a thin waist, it no longer appears so evident at this stage, it seems that a few pounds have gained weight, but everything is a hormonal issue.

Some thinner women may already notice a change in their tummy (due to hormonal swelling) and the areolas of the breasts begin to darken. This is where all the symptoms really get worse. This is due to the high amount of HCG produced by the forming placenta and this is very good!

It means that your pregnancy is well supplied with hormones that are more than necessary to maintain a healthy pregnancy. I lost some good kilos myself due to “nausea” , I couldn’t eat anything that wasn’t sour. Grapes, oranges and kiwis were my favorite options at this stage, it seemed that they made the nausea lessen. I confess that even today I don’t know how I survived just eating this for several weeks! Eat whatever is your preference, just avoid exaggerated sweets.

Mom’s Annoyances

With 7 weeks of pregnancy, nausea is the strong point of this stage, as well as the uncontrollable sleep that can affect future mothers. It feels like endless sleep, and an irritability that seems to come out of nowhere! Really the pregnant woman can become a bipolar being from one moment to the next! Feel all the smells in the world and you may find your favorite scent an absurd scare!

Don’t worry, these feelings will improve a lot after the 12th week . In the meantime, try to avoid perfumes in the morning, too strong toothpaste and get away from what will make you nauseous or choose to wear an anti-sickness bracelet . It also works very well to eat crackers on an empty stomach or when the nausea is very intense. Some types of medication can also help. Talk to your obstetrician so that he / she will indicate one that is appropriate for pregnant women.

At 7 weeks of gestation, it is also possible that you will get sick of the smell of some people, this includes the husband! Do you know that story of women who are disgusted by men? It’s true. This is due to the pheromones it exhales. The smell that once attracted, now repels! But the opposite is possible, the pregnant woman can become extremely excited, the libido beyond expected . But be careful with sexual intercourse during this phase. If there is bleeding, it is best to talk to a doctor to check.

External factors…

It is also possible to turn to Maria do Bairro overnight. A real actress of the Mexican dramalhão! Drama for everything, for anything and crying comes easily. Indeed, hormonal changes can transform you radically. It is up to relatives, friends and co-workers to understand this hormonal change that is almost always cruel to the mood of the new pregnancy.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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