Pregnancy Week 7

Welcome to the start of week seven! Your baby is now called an embryo, is at 4 weeks gestation and measures about 1/4 inch. The embryo continues to develop rapidly — the rate of growth is phenomenal really. The embryo resembles a little tadpole now; with a head, arm and leg ‘buds’, a trunk and a tail. He is curled up with his head on his chest.

Advice for Mom

Wearing out a track to the bathroom? You may find you are having to urinate a lot more now.

Mild, infrequent headaches are common throughout pregnancy, but if a headache persists, or is accompanied by blurred vision, dizziness, or fainting, please report it to your doctor immediately.

Smoking during pregnancy is known to be detrimental to your baby’s health and is associated with miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. If you are a smoker and haven’t already quit, there’s no better time to stop.

Pamper yourself a little. relax, put your feet up, and let others help you around the house.

What do you think?