Welcome back; you're now in week 7.
Your baby's progress:
- Your baby is about 2cm long (the size of a small bean) and weighs about one gram.
- The face changes almost daily. Dark spots appear where the eyes and nostrils will be and indentations signal the ears.
- Buds that will become the arms and legs are more noticeable.
- The internal organs – the lungs, digestive system and excretory system – form.
- There's growth of the pituitary gland and muscle fibres.
- The pancreas and bronchi grow.
- Your baby's heart has divided into chambers.
- The testes or ovaries have formed.
- You may be concerned about having a miscarriage as this can easily happen during the embryonic period.
- Miscarriages are usually caused by inadequate development of the placenta, the umbilical cord and/or the embryo.
- Poor health and nutrition of the mother or the intake of toxic substances may also lead to a miscarriage.
What to do:
- Discuss your concerns about miscarriage with your doctor.
- Includes lots of fruit and vegetables to your diet.
Good to know:
- Kegel exercises can help ease your delivery by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. Start exercising now!