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7 Weeks Pregnant

Early pregnancy can be very difficult. With a big secret to keep and lots of sore bits, tiredness and morning sickness to contend with it’s reassuring to know that it won’t last forever. Find out how these mums felt at 7 weeks pregnant.

7 week old foetus

How Will I Feel at 7 Weeks Pregnant?

You might still be in disbelief that you’re pregnant! Your tiny baby is growing quickly inside you but you may not have announced your pregnancy yet and it’s likely you will not be feeling your best. Perhaps you’re suffering from morning sickness or fatigue. It’s hard not to shout it out to the world but many want to keep their pregnancy secret at this stage. Make sure you’re taking folic acid and checking any concerns with your GP or midwife.

How Big is my Baby at 7 Weeks Pregnant?

Your baby is only the size of a blueberry but it’s growing incredibly quickly. At the point of conception it was 10,000 times smaller – so in just 7 weeks your baby has made incredible progress. At this stage of pregnancy your baby is developing their mouth and tongue and they’re also starting work on their limbs which look like little fins at this stage. Soon they’ll be developing into long arms and legs. There’s a lot of work going on inside your baby’s brain, too – with hundreds of new brain cells being made every hour.