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7 Weeks Pregnant

Between now and week ten is a very important time for your baby. During these three weeks, the embryo is developing very rapidly and, by week 10 of your pregnancy, most of the essential stages in your baby’s initial development are complete.

By week seven, your baby will be just beginning to look like a baby, with a head shape and buds for arms and legs. All of the major internal organs (including the gastrointestinal tract, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and brain;) most major body structures; and the circulatory system, are now present and continuing to develop.

What’s happening this week?

Your breasts are changing and might feel tingly, heavy, extra sensitive, sore or tender; as your mammary glands start to prepare for  breastfeeding. These changes begin shortly after the egg has implanted in your uterus. You may also notice changes to your sense of taste and smell.

Fun idea

Have someone take a photo of your tummy this week, before your pregnancy starts showing. Then keep taking photos once a month until your baby arrives. It’s a great way to track your progress, and you’ll love having them as a keepsake.

Need some extra inspiration this week? It's never too early to start Pelvic Floor Exercises. If you need some inspiration to distract from not drinking Alcohol, here are some tasty ideas for soft drinks. Wondering what else you need to know? Check out our Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts.


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