Week 7 of Pregnancy: Your baby is growing fast, and now it’s like a blueberry in size. Baby has begun to adapt to life in the womb, this week the umbilical cord begins to form, connecting you and your baby. The umbilical cord will provide oxygen and nutrients in your baby’s blood and remove baby’s waste. In addition, baby’s lungs, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract are constantly being formed.
You should also know that your baby’s face begins to form, with eyes, nose, mouth and ears all forming like you and your partner. You may feel excited and anxious and want to see what your baby will look like. Don’t worry, wait a few more months, and you’ll see your baby soon.
Changes in your body and life – Week 7 of Pregnancy
You may notice that your breast is changing because the hormones during pregnancy usually cause swelling and softness, due to increased blood flow to the breast area and fat accumulation. You may also notice that the nipples are more protruding, and the black areas (so-called areola) may look darker and larger. Throughout pregnancy, they will continue to become darker and bigger. All this changes are happening to get your breasts ready for breastfeeding.
What should I be aware of – Week 7 of Pregnancy
During the first 3 months of pregnancy, you may think it’s too early to tell someone. Don’t worry, we’ll keep your secret. At this point the uterus is growing and may or may not stretch outward. If you have been pregnant, the uterus is likely to grow larger, making your belly look larger than the last pregnancy, which is normal because the abdomen muscles and ligaments have been stretched once, making them easier and faster to expand during pregnancy.
Unfortunately, this also means that you may feel back pain and pelvic pain earlier, and if you still want to keep the secret of pregnancy, wear loose clothings! Wait until you feel ready to tell someone you’re pregnant.
Periodic maternity inspection
You should tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of pregnancy that bothers you or aggravates your symptoms. You may notice that there are certain foods or odors that make you feel nausea or even want to vomit, which is called pregnancy food changes, is very common, and doctors may suggest some ways to relieve discomfort .
What checks should I do?
You may have or have not visited your doctor for the first time, and if you have already been, the doctor will only perform a general examination during this period, including tracking your weight and blood pressure, etc. You may also need to test the sugars in your urine.
Health information during pregnancy
You may have a lot of concerns about your baby’s health and safety. Here are some questions you may have:
Always use a computer
When your work needs to sit in front of your computer all day, you may be worried that this will have harmful effects on yourself and your baby. Over the years, there has been a relationship between prolonged use of computers and abortion in pregnant women, and we can tell you with confidence that this is not true, and this theory still needs more research to prove. A proven harmful effect is sitting for a long time, leading to poor blood circulation. It is recommended that at least every hour, leave from the computer screen, stand up for a walk or walk around. Uou can try to stretch your body or walk up and down stairs to promote blood circulation.
For safety, you should avoid smoking areas and, if you go to a restaurant, sit in a non-smoking area. Cigarette smoke is associated with placenta complications, causing low birth weight and lowering the baby’s IQ. Although these complications have not been confirmed, it is best to avoid second-hand smoke as much as possible, you know smoking is harmful to your baby, and inhaling second-hand smoke can have harmful effects.