What's Happening in Week 7 of Your Pregnancy
You are now half way through the first trimester! Woo-hoo! Chances are, nausea has made it’s appearance by now. We’ve got you covered on all the best ways to fight morning sickness (or all-day sickness for some) naturally in this post.
Baby In Action at 7 Weeks
Week 7 is a big week for brain growth for your baby. About one hundred brain cells are being generated per minute. A genius in the making! The kidneys are now in place and will be ready to start performing their job soon. Those buds that make up the arms and legs will begin sprouting this week and grow longer.
Baby Size at 7 Weeks
Your baby is now the size of a blueberry. It seems so small, but just to put it in perspective, he or she is now 10,000 times bigger than at the time of conception.
Your Body at 7 Weeks
Morning Sickness: Chalk it up to those hormones again. Just make sure whatever products you decide to use are doctor approved.
Food cravings: You may find yourself wanting to eat the same thing over and over or wanting to eat something you’ve never even liked before.
Swollen Breasts: Not only are they tender but some women report going up a full cup size by week 7.
Excess Saliva: This should hopefully go away by the end of the first trimester, but you can try chewing gum in the meantime to help.
Products We Recommend at 7 Weeks
Bump Box: Think of how awesome it would be to get a box filled with goodies just for mama?! From nausea remedies to water bottles just for a mama-to-be, Bump Box has all the best prenatal items you can find! Check them out here.
Maternity Leggings: They are basically the best thing ever. They are also great for postpartum too! Heck, I’m 18 months postpartum and STILL love mine! These are the highest rated ones on Amazon.
7 Week To-Do-List
–Start prepping for your first OB appointment. You will want to take a list of your current medications and make sure to write down all the questions you want to ask. We’ve written out the 15 must ask questions here.
–Call your insurance company. Navigating through all the claims and charges can be confusing and you will want to get it ironed out before heading to the doc. We’ve written out all the best questions to ask in this post.