During the seventh week of your pregnancy, you baby is reaching some important growth milestones, and you're definitely experiencing a few changes of your own. It's been between 29 and 35 days since conception, and your baby is now 10,000 times bigger than it was on the day it was conceived.
Your Baby's Development
According to the Mayo Clinic, your baby is now a little larger than a pencil eraser, measuring 1/4 inch and weighing about .8 grams. Even though that's a pretty small package, big things are going on inside:
During the seventh week, it's normal to feel a little nervous. You probably have not heard your baby's heart beat yet. Although you should have called your doctor by now, he or she may have told you to wait to make an appointment until next week. However, knowing the signs to watch for can help put your mind at rest. If you experience any of the following, you should contact a professional for advice:
- Increased frequency or burning during urination
- An increased, unusual thirst while at the same time noticing a reduced amount of urine
- If you have failed to urinate for 12 hours while continuing to drink fluids
- Chills or fever over 101 degrees
- Persistent severe headaches
- Abdominal pain that is not relieved by a bowel movement
- Bloody vaginal discharge that is more than just light spotting
- Severe nausea and vomiting
It's also okay to call your doctor with other concerns. Having a good relationship with your OB or midwife is important for your health and happiness.
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Although the morning sickness and food aversions can be uncomfortable, your body is working hard to nurture the little one growing inside it. You're about halfway through the first trimester now, and many of the early pregnancy symptoms will go way in the months to come.