7 weeks Pregnant

7 weeks pregnant

Your developing baby-

When you are 7 weeks pregnant, the embryo has grown to about 10mm long from head to bottom. This measurement is called the ‘crown–rump length’.
Your baby’s face is taking shape. The mouth, nostrils, ears, and eyes are some of the facial features that become more defined this week.
Your baby’s teeth begin to develop under the gums, the teeth and palate, are forming, while the ears continue to develop. The fetus’ skin is very thin, and veins are clearly visible.
Fingers and hand start to develop which looks like a tiny paddle.
Intestines start to form in the umbilical cord
Your baby’s heart and brain are becoming more complex

Your Changing Body –

Pregnancy Symptoms at 7 Weeks pregnant –

Being 7 weeks pregnant, Now you’re definitely feeling pregnant.

  • Aches and pains are now most common.
  • Nausea and vomiting because of morning sickness,
  • You will feel Exhausted, because of hormones – your body’s is trying to get adjusted with these hormones, and that’s why you’re probably feeling wiped out.
  • Sore breasts, because of increased blood flow.
  • Moodiness – because of the hormones. Try to balance it, take some extra rest and eat plenty.
  • Frequent urination – kidneys are working extra hard to flush wastes out of your body.

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Bibliography-

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