Our Pregnancy Calendar will help you find out how your baby grows and changes from a small group of cells to a fully developed baby ready to begin life.
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7 Weeks Pregnant
Five weeks after conception the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall. The cervix is usually relaxed, but it’s early for doctors to check the pregnant on the chair. Another change is that the mucus on the cervix gets thicker forming a so called mucous plug. That’s how the uterus is sealed off from the rest of the world. Prior to the birth, the plug comes off reminding a rough paintwork. Pimples may cover your face due to changes in hormones.
New changes take place to rudiments of baby’s body, face and endings. The digestive tract starts to be formed and the straight intestine is already there. The little tail is still there, but it will disappear by the 10-11th weeks. Embryo’s lungs start to develop also. The placenta thickens and the umbilical cord attaches to the uterine wall. The rudiments of baby’s face, eye (iris of the eye), mouth and nose appear. It is possible even to distinguish tiny nostrils.
The whole week has passed since appearance of endings and it can be told where the little hands and shoulders are going to be.
The fetus is about to have its tiny face. There are two small circles on the sides of the head. Within following several months they will move on to the face and will turn to baby’s eyes. Palms are forming too. The rudiments of the baby’s genitals are present, but this week it is still impossible to define whether it is a boy or a girl. Kidneys start to develop very fast. Transvaginal ultrasound exams now with 100% probability show the embryo and its heart activity. Eyelids run over the eyes and gradually close them protecting their developing structure from light and dryness and starting from the 28th week they start to open only if the baby wishes. The baby’s internal and external ear, the jaw, and tooth rudiments develop during the same period also. But most importantly the baby starts to move, but the mother does not feel its movements due to its small size.
|The huge head is inclined to the chest.|
|The face starts to form, but eyes are still on each side and are tightly closed.|
|A black pigment is visible through the thin skin of eyes.|
|Hands and legs are distinguishable with splittings on the ends which will turn to fingers|
|The heart starts to run the blood through the body of the embryo.|
|Central nervous system has roughly been formed.|
|Development of bone cells has begun.|
|The baby already has lungs, intestines, liver, kidneys and internal organs but still they are not fully formed yet.|
Embryo length and weight
Length from crown to sacrum - approximately 0, 3543 inches.
Weight - approximately 0, 0282 ounces.