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7 Weeks Pregnant: Week by Week Pregnancy

Symptoms, Tips and Fetal Development


The first trimester can leave you feeling emotional and exhausted. Learn about some of the most common symptoms of being pregnant at seven weeks.

Your Symptoms at Seven Weeks Pregnant

One of the biggest symptoms at seven weeks pregnant is feeling as if you're on an emotional roller coaster. You could be feeling happy and excited at one moment and then depressed and exhausted the next. This is normal, but if you're concerned, talk to your doctor.

It's important to eat well during pregnancy and particularly when you're pregnant at seven weeks. If certain foods or smells and nausea are making it hard to eat, try your best to eat as healthily as possible and consider adding pregnancy smoothies to your diet if you're having a hard time eating solid food.

Light exercise is also a great way to relieve stress, but contact sports should definitely be avoided! If you have questions about how to exercise safely when you're pregnant at seven weeks, learn more.

Your Baby at Seven Weeks

Your baby at seven weeks pregnant is roughly the size of a bean and is moving and wiggling around in your belly. She even has a small tail, but this will disappear well before birth! If you have an ultrasound when you're seven weeks pregnant, you might just see small black dots that will eventually form the eyes. Also forming now is the jaw.

human embryo at 7 weeks

Your baby also has limb buds that look like paddles. Fingers, toes and even elbows will eventually develop as the limb buds grow and lengthen.

What to Consider When You're Seven Weeks Pregnant

Many women can't wait to tell their friends and family members that they're pregnant at seven weeks, however others are more comfortable with keeping this news a secret until they're into the second trimester. This is a very personal decision and there's no right answer for everyone.

If you haven't read up on the foods that you should avoid when you're seven weeks pregnant, now's a good time to do so. Also make sure that you're practicing good food safety habits since food-borne illnesses could cause harm to your baby.

There's no reason not to travel when you're seven weeks pregnant. Make sure you travel safely, however, with these pregnancy travel tips.

Also, now's the time to learn more about the tests that your healthcare provider could order for your baby.

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