At this point of pregnancy, the umbilical cord joins the baby and the placenta. This cord will help deliver oxygen and nutrients from the body. It will also eliminate waste into your bloodstream to make sure that the baby survives. Not only that, but the mucus plug debuts at the end of this week. Your baby at this week has developed hands and feet stubs in a web-like formation. Soon enough, they will become fingers and toes.
Your baby is a size of a blueberry right now. We know it sounds small, but in reality, your baby is 10,000 times bigger than what it was 1 month ago. During this week, the growth of the brain is the one that is noticeable the most. New brain cells are generated at the rate of 100 per minute.
What’s Forming This Week?
At this week, your baby’s mouth and tongue is forming. Not only that, the kidneys of your baby are being developed too. This is because the baby needs to have proper waste management just like you do. in the upcoming weeks, your baby will start producing urine.
Symptoms At Week 7
- Frequent urination
- Breast tenderness and changes
- Food cravings and aversions
- Heartburn and indigestion
- Excessive saliva
Cramps During Week 7
If you have confirmed that you are pregnant and are getting abdominal cramps and pain, that’s normal and it is not something that you should be concerned about. Cramping is extremely normal at this point of pregnancy. But you want to keep in mind that this happens mostly in your neck and shoulders, so extreme pain in your stomach or other areas such as chest are something that you should not ignored. Also, if those cramps are accompanied by contractions, discharge, and dizziness, call emergency responders right away and tell them what’s happening.