Your baby at 7 weeks
Your baby is the size of a small blueberry at 7th week of pregnancy. Your little one is 4- to 8-millimetres (0.15 to 0.3 inch) long this week, a little larger than the width of your little-finger nail.
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.
Your pregnancy at 7 weeks
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. Due to which you might want to visit the loo frequently. Find out how to deal with frequent urination during pregnancy
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. Eat right and stay healthy to avoid any kind of infection during pregnancy. Know tips on eating healthy food during pregnancy here.
Did you know?
By the time you are 7 weeks pregnant, 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.
Want to know more about your upcoming week? Find out what to expect during 8th week of pregnancy for you and your baby here.