Your 7-week-old pregnancy

Your baby’s growth will continue during week 7. Your baby’s vital organs are still growing, with most development occurring in the head- and face regions.

Your baby makes about 100 brain cells per minute.

Your baby has passed through all stages of kidney development by week 7. But, this week, they will begin developing their final set ready for waste management.

In the next few weeks, your baby will start to produce urine, forming part of the amniotic fluid.

This article is part of a series on pregnancy. This article provides insight into the development of your baby’s brain and gives a brief overview of each stage.


You may not feel any different at this stage of pregnancy because you don’t see much physical change.

However, you may experience physical symptoms like:

  • nausea and vomiting are sometimes called “morning sickness.”
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Extra saliva
  • Food aversions or cravings
  • heartburningestion
  • Urination is more frequent
  • fatigue
  • Mild pelvic cramping

Morning sickness can be very bothersome at this time. However, it generally stops around week 12. It may be worth reducing the amount of food you eat and avoiding certain foods.

Peppermint or depression. The American Pregnancy Association states that some symptoms of depression can affect 14 women during pregnancy.

While this can happen to anyone, it is more likely to occur for those who:

  • Are you having financial difficulties?
  • Lack of support
  • Existing family or relationship problems
  • You have been subject to abuse or trauma.
  • have previously lived with mental illness or emotional difficulties
  • Have a substance or alcohol abuse disorder or their partner has one
  • Have undergone fertility treatment
  • Are you experiencing pregnancy complications?

If you have been experiencing the symptoms for longer than two weeks, it is time to see a healthcare provider.

  • sadness and anxiety
  • Focusing is difficult
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss of interest in normal activities
  • Feeling hopeless, guilty, and worthless
  • Changes in eating habits

You should immediately seek medical attention if you think of suicide or death.

Counseling and support groups are available to help. Sometimes, medication may be prescribed.

Neglecting to treat depression can result in poor self-care that could harm both the mother and the unborn baby. It is crucial to seek professional help.

Mucus from the cervical mucus

During pregnancy, Early treatment can prevent complications.

As the body prepares to give birth, the plug will begin to loosen towards the end of the pregnancy.

Baby’s development

At 7 weeks pregnant, there are many changes in your baby’s development.

These include:

  • continued brain development
  • continued facial feature formation, including the nostrils, mouth, tongue, and eye lenses
  • continued limb development, as limb buds, continue to mature, resembling paddles
  • hands, arms, and shoulders are forming
  • continued spinal cord development
  • continued heart, lung, and intestinal development
  • gonad formation

The knees and ankles are taking shape, and the legs are now in proportion to your baby’s size. Toenails are also starting to form.

Muscle development continues with additional growth and strength.

The kidneys are maturing and beginning to function, and urination will start in the next few weeks.