Although you are already in the middle of the first trimester, you may not notice any external changes in your body during your pregnancy week 7. But you can certainly expect to experience some of the typical symptoms if you haven’t already!
Meanwhile, your embryo continues to grow to reach the size of an apple grain! It’s time to start taking care of yourself!
Symptoms Of Pregnancy Week 7
At 7 weeks pregnant, physical changes like heavy and sore breasts, water retention, swelling, and frequent back pain may occur. Fatigue, nausea, and vomiting are still there and you are completely disrupted in terms of nutrition.
For some women, the idea of eating raises the heart while for others, it increases the appetite! still, others lose weight because of frequent vomiting. However, your weight will increase rapidly as the embryo accelerates its growth.
Enjoy your svelte figure since you are still not showing yet! most first pregnancies don’t show until around week 12, but you may show earlier if you’ve had previous pregnancies. Other common symptoms include dark nipples, tiredness, headaches, mood swings, frequent urination, indigestion, and constipation.
Baby now measures about 12 mm and might be a little bigger by the end of the week. His brain and face are rapidly developing and his eyes lenses begin to form. Tiny nostrils become visible and the arm buds that sprouted last week now take on the shape of paddles.
In addition, the heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, and other fetal tissues are also in rapid development.
Pregnancy Week 7: What To Do?
Do your best in eating regularly and be aware of long periods without anything in the stomach. An empty stomach is the best way to feel nauseous. On the other hand, limit the excess, it is better to eat small, split meals.
Avoid stress as it increases nausea symptoms and can be harmful to the baby too! Most doctors want to see you around weeks 8 to 9.