At 7 weeks pregnant you are probably feeling all the symptoms but your tummy still not big enough for you to be decisively pregnant. Nausea and maybe some sickness could be the worst during this week because of the heightened levels of the pregnancy hormones that cause this symptom. Have a look at my previous post to deal effectively with nausea. Continue reading 7 Weeks Pregnant→
The masterpiece which will become your baby’s beautiful face is facing forward the tissues are developing but it’s just the beginning.
Dealing With Some Of The Symptoms:
Some of the symptoms particularly in the first trimester will be at its worst, however, there are few things that you could do to alleviate it’s effects and manage it really well:
Nothing could beat a good rest and plenty of it. If you allow yourself to get tired then it will get worse.
Avoid cold drinks.
Avoid smells that make you feel queasy and sick.
Do not eat any foods that make you feel sick.
Don’t think about it or contemplate it, that alone will make you feel sick, so just distract yourself with a good book or a favourite comedy – ” FRIENDS ” used to do it for me.
Sipping lots and lots of fluids may stop you from vomiting. Small amounts at a time.
Avoid having large meals, have smaller ones more often.
Here’s Heidi from ” What to Expect,” to explain more about it:
I will deal with the symptoms and how to best manage them, one at the time. If you liked this post please share it with somebody who will benefit from it. And as always if you have any questions please ask them in the comment box below, every comment get read and replied to.
Relax as much as you can and make a note of being present in the moment, every moment and have lots and lots of:
You might feel pregnant, specially if you’re going through some of the early pregnancy symptoms, but you wouldn’t look pregnant. Not just yet. Your baby at this stage probably the size of an orange pip.
Your Pregnancy Test
The hormone pregnancy hCG by now is quite high to positively confirm your pregnancy. So now is a really good time to have it if you haven’t done so already. And of course if you haven’t seen your GP yet you really should be making that appointment top of your to do list.
So What’s Your Little Miracle Doing At 5 Weeks?
Although he/she is no bigger than an orange seed, the umbilical cord is now forming and by the end of this week, your baby’s brain and spinal cord will be forming as well.
The heart is already starting at a basic level, it’s made up of two channels that already bumping blood and as soon as those tubes fuse together your baby’s heart is fully functioning.
Few other organs will start to form this week such as the neural tube and the digestive system.
How Is Your Body Doing?
If you are experiencing some mood-swings this is perfectly normal:
Your hormone levels are up and down.
You already missed a period.
You are probably experiencing the early symptoms of pregnancy.
Well, if you are not familiar with your hormones during pregnancy, there job really is to tell your body to prepare for the growth of your baby, here’s a brief introduction:
Estrogen: The estrogen will control the levels of progesterone and hCG to keep them where they should be.
Progesterone: This one will maintain the function of the placenta. It will also stimulate your breasts to grow, so if they are feeling tender you know why?
hCG: The hCG will support the corpus luteum which will nourish your baby until the placenta is ready at week 10 of your pregnancy.
Once again, here’s the lovely Heidi Murkoff from what to expect, to tell you all about it:
If you have any questions at all about this week or if you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us,, either through the comment box bellow or through the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. Until then as always:
Exciting! This is the week where you are most likely to find that you are pregnant. Congratulations are in order. But what happens at this stage? How big is your baby? and most importantly what’s happening to your body to accommodate your little miracle, lets find out. Shall we?
The nervous system and your baby’s brain are starting to take shape.
Your baby is still tiny but is positively growing.
How Big Is Your Baby?
At this stage your baby is probably the size of an apple seed or there about 3mm, the miracle, however, is unfolding and the magic is constantly happening inside you. The embryo is going to split and divide into three sections:
The brain and the nervous system are taking shape.
The heart along with the circulatory system coming along.
The lungs and the digestive system are at their early development stage.
There is so much taking place it is absolutely AMAZING!
Did You Know:
From now on your baby will start sleeping!
Your Body at 4 weeks
The typical pregnancy symptoms will start to show now, things like:
Your breasts swollen and feeling tender.
If you miss your period for a week or more.
Urinating more than usual.
Slight bleeding and cramping.
Feeling nauseous sometimes with vomiting. ( Morning Sickness )
Feeling fatigued and tiered often.
If you are positive that you are feeling these pregnancy signs, then take the test and if it is positive, it is time to visit your GP and when you make it to your GP he will ask you few questions and give you some advise on health and wellbeing.
Here’s Heidi Murkoff to tell you all about it:
If you have any questions about this week or if you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us,, either through the comment box bellow or through the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. Until then as always: