7 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens When You’re 7 Weeks Pregnant

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7 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens When You’re 7 Weeks Pregnant

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7 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

Not much has changed from last week for the mother-to-be, however morning sickness could be worse if you’re 7 weeks pregnant. To help:

  • Try eating small meals often – avoid going for long periods without food
  • Avoid spicy or fatty foods
  • Some women find that fizzy drinks help, but this can make gas worse!
  • Ginger in any form is also known to help. Try drinking ginger beer, ginger tea or eating ginger biscuits. You can get ginger capsules from health food stores too.
  • Some women find that keeping crackers on their bedside table and eating before they get up helps, as well as keeping a pack in their bags or at their desk for the day
  • Make sure you are taking enough vitamin B6 (but don’t overdo it – too much isn’t good either)
  • There are also many ‘over the counter’ medications you could try if you find morning sickness unbearable, just don’t forget to let the pharmacist know you are pregnant.

Remember that different things will work for different women – you will have to experiment to see what works for you. See also our article on Morning Sickness.

7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Symptoms

According to BellyBelly forum members, here are some symptoms they experienced at 7 weeks of pregnancy. Please note that everyone is different and you may have some, all or none of these at this stage of pregnancy:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Increased appetite
  • Frequent trips to the loo
  • Backache / lower backache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Over emotional, lots of crying!, anxiety
  • Sore breasts/sore nipples
  • Light headedness/dizziness
  • Sensitivity to smells
  • Things taste “different”
  • Wondering if I am actually pregnant! Feeling pretty normal

See more weeks and symptoms in our pregnancy forums.

7 Weeks Pregnant – Your Baby

At 7 weeks pregnant, your baby is now the size of a cherry – around 1.25cm long. His intestines start to develop, along with the eye lenses and liver.

Your baby’s limb buds are now arms and legs, so it’s time for the elbows start to form – soon your baby will start having fun bending and flexing and will soon realise his or her strength – and you’ll know about it!

Your baby’s fingers and toes look like little ridges but will start to develop into tiny digits. Nostrils, lips and a tongue begin to form, along with teeth under your baby’s gums.

A special thanks to BellyBelly’s midwife, Alan Rooney, for helping me to compile this article. Kelly Winder is a birth attendant (aka doula), the creator of BellyBelly and mum to three beautiful children. Follow Kelly on Google+ and become a fan of BellyBelly on Facebook. BellyBelly is also on Twitter. Please note that all of my suggestions and advice are of a generalised nature only and are not intended to replace advice from a qualified professional. BellyBelly.com.au – The Thinking Woman’s Website For Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.


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