The Seventh Week of Pregnancy

By BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 10/23/2014

During the 7th week of pregnancy you may still feel sickness. Some women don't feel any discomfort during pregnancy while others suffer from sickness and vomits. This discomfort is usually suffered during the first three months, so you should always have some biscuits or food nearby to relieve it.

Provided bellow is an index with the 3 points we are going to expand on in this article.

Changes in the pregnant woman

There won't be any big changes. It is likely that some symptoms begin to recede. However, it's more likely that you will have the same symptoms as the previous weeks.

It's highly likely that you will suffer from sudden mood swings, since the hormonal levels are high, specially progesterone − the hormone responsible for making you feel sensitive and emotional.

It's likely that you suffer from constipation. If a woman is constipated, it is likely to worsen, since the intestinal transit gets slower.

Fetal development

During the 7th week of pregnancy, the following takes place: the development of the eye continues and you will see some dark spots where the eyes are. The nostrils and the primitive mouth are formed.

The development of the upper body carries on. The hand has begun to form and looks like a limb with no fingers and buds form, which will then become legs.

The umbilical cord is formed and at the end of the week the embryo is about 8 mm long.

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 Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Neus Ferrando Gilabert
BSc, MSc
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Valencia (UV). Postgraduate Course in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH). Experience managing Embryology and Andrology Labs at Centro Médico Manzanera (Logroño, Spain). More information about Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Adapted into english by:
 Sandra Fernández
Sandra Fernández
Fertility Counselor
Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English, Spanish, Catalan, German) from the University of Valencia (UV) and Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus (Edinburgh, UK). Postgraduate Course in Legal Translation from the University of Valencia. Specialist in Medical Translation, with several years of experience in the field of Assisted Reproduction. More information about Sandra Fernández

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