At seven weeks, you’re probably gearing up for your first prenatal visit with your OB, and you’re probably dying to know what to expect. Brace yourself to give a variety of samples (blood, urine and cervical cells — yeesh!), get an ultrasound test that will confirm baby’s doing okay in there and get an estimated due date (yep, you might already have one, but the doc may adjust it a bit based on what she sees). It probably seems weird to go about your day knowing you’re pregnant, when no one else can see it. Not to mention, wondering what it will be like when everyone else can see it. Caught yourself staring at your tummy in the mirror — and even pushing it out to fake a baby bump, just to get a preview? Yeah, we did that too during week seven.
your baby’s the size of a blueberry!
Your .51-inch embryo doesn’t exactly tip the scales just yet but she’s developing like crazy. She’s already doubled in size since last week.
your baby at 7 weeks
- She’s generating about one hundred new brain cells each minute!
- Not only is her brain becoming more complex, but her heart is too.
- Also important: She’s developing a permanent set of kidneys
- Her arm and leg joints are now forming.
pregnancy symptoms at 7 weeks
- Nausea. Hang in there. Your hormones will become more normal in the second trimester.
- Food cravings and/or aversions. It’s okay to give in here and there, but remember to choose healthy options.
- The urge to pee — constantly! Even though you probably don’t look pregnant yet, your uterus has doubled in size.
- Zits. Thanks, hormones.
- Extra saliva (gross!) — likely, this is also hormonally triggered.
- Emotional — not only are your hormones out of whack, but you’re likely still getting used to the idea of being pregnant.
- Have your first prenatal checkup, if you haven’t already.
- Check out health insurance options, or update your existing plan.
- Find an OB (if you haven’t found one yet).
- Learn what hospital you’ll give birth at.
- Make a list of questions to ask your doc.
- Create a healthy eating plan.
- Start saving up for baby.