Pregnancy Week 7 – First Ultrasound!

This week I had my first ultrasound and I could see my baby for the first time! He or she was only 2 mm at this point and the amazing thing was that my doctor already saw the heartbeat.

I wasn’t drinking so my friends became suspicious… later on I was advised by another doctor that 1 glass of wine with lunch is absolutely ok, that was very reassuring news! 🙂

What’s happening this week?

  • Baby’s crown to rump length is 4-6mm. Baby weighs about 0.4 grams.
  • Baby’s brain begins to form and cranial nerves are formed.
  • Baby is C shaped now and has a tail.
  • Baby’s placenta development begins.
  • Baby’s eyes, ears, mouth, nose, lip, tongue, and teeth or forming.
  • Baby’s yolk sac has shrunk but is still supplying nutrients to the embryo.
  • A prominent forehead bulges out as the brain develops.
  • The placenta is becoming well established, although it is not yet ready to function as a supply line.
  • The arm and leg buds are lengthening.
  • The heart is now providing the baby with a simple circulation.
  • The liver is starting to make blood cells.
  • Moms may be expecting mood swings and/or irritability.
  • Moms should expect to have blood work done or scheduled at the first prenatal appointment.
  • Needing to urinate frequently is one of the unwanted side effects of pregnancy.
  • 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, the 99% of them occur in the first trimester, that’s why many couples announce their pregnancy after 12 weeks.


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Categories: Pregnancy Ultrasounds, Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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