So, you’re now 7 weeks pregnant. What are some of the things you should expect and be aware of?
Your baby is approximately 1/3 of an inch length at this point and time. So many different and wonderful things are happening with your baby right now.
1. Your baby’s appendix and intestines will generally be formed now.
2. Baby’s arms and legs are growing, but no fingers or toes have formed yet.
3. Nasal passages are now beginning to form.
4. Teeth are also beginning to develop on the inside of your baby’s mouth.
5. The liver is working and trying to make red blood cells.
At 7 weeks pregnant, it’s not yet possible for an ultrasound to determine whether your baby is a boy or girl yet.
Unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it, morning sickness is still in high gear. While this is certainly not a fun period of your pregnancy, the good news is that it will pass in a few weeks time. A good tip to help with morning sickness is to keep some crackers near your bedside so that when you first wake up you can eat a couple. Having something in your stomach before getting up can definitely help.
Another issue that many women face at 7 weeks pregnant is migraine headaches. What can be strange about this issue is that it can work in either direction. Meaning, if you’ve suffered from migraines in the past, then pregnancy may make them go away completely. On the other hand, if you’ve never had one before now, you may very well find yourself beginning to experience them.
Having migraine headaches during your pregnancy is not generally a major concern. It’s quite common. The best way to try and prevent them is to:
Get plenty of sleep
Reduce or eliminate caffeine intake
Avoid alcohol consumption
Keep in mind that at 7 weeks pregnant, everything you eat or drink can have a positive or negative effect on your baby. Watch your diet and cravings during pregnancy. While cravings are perfectly normal, they can also lead to a lot of excess weight gain which can be difficult for many to take off after giving birth.
There’s certainly a lot going on while you’re 7 weeks pregnant.