The baby starts to develop rapidly around the 7th week of pregnancy. You may not notice any baby bump or any outer changes in your body but the changes going inside your body are enormous. Your body starts to pump 50% more water than earlier, which would want you to stay hydrated. The size of your baby is like that of a grape.

 
  1. सातवें हफ्ते की गर्भावस्था में शरीर में होने वाले बदलाव - Body changes in 7th week of pregnancy in Hindi
  2. सातवें हफ्ते की गर्भावस्था में भ्रूण का विकास - Baby development in 7th week of pregnancy in Hindi
  3. सातवें हफ्ते के गर्भ का अल्ट्रासाउंड - Ultrasound of 7th week pregnancy in Hindi
  4. सातवें सप्ताह के गर्भधारण के लिए टिप्स - Tips for 7th week of pregnancy in Hindi
  5. प्रेगनेंसी के सातवें हफ्ते का डाइट प्लान - Diet plan for 7 week pregnancy in Hindi
  6. प्रेगनेंसी के सातवें हफ्ते का डाइट प्लान - Diet plan for 7 week pregnancy in Hindi

The size of your womb would be like that of a lemon. You would feel more tired and your breasts would start to feel more sore and look enlarged.

Your body undergoes various changes due to the release of hormones like progesterone and estrogen and you may develop signs and symptoms such as:

  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Morning sickness
  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Mood swings
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Back pain
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Frequent urination
  • Mood swings (may even lead to condition of depression or anxiety)
  • Cravings for certain foods or disliking foods which you earlier used to like
  • Change in taste which often women describe as metallic.
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • You may also feel discomfort in your abdomen as your body is expanding to accomodate the baby.the tissues around your womb will stretch which shall lead to cramps or twingling feeling in your stomach.
  • Slight spotting is normal, but if you are experiencing bleedimg it may be unusual or even a sign of miscarriage.

However, these discomforts won’t remain the some of these symptoms will go away by the end of the first trimester(12 weeks).

You may even have some complications along with the signs and symptoms such as:

  • You may have excessive vomiting in pregnancy which is termed as Hyperemesis Gravidarum(HG). It begins in between 4-7 weeks of pregnancy. However, it may ease down once you enter into the second trimester

  • High blood pressure- You may encounter blood pressure fluctuations during your pregnancy.  however , if you have the problem of blood pressure, it may be linked to chronic hypertension  and may even increase the risk of a miscarriage.

  • Back pain - However, experiencing lower back pain at the onset of pregnancy is normal. But if your pain is sharp and uncontrollable in your pelvic region, it may be linked to some complication

If you are undergoing any such conditions, you should immediately consult a doctor.

The risk of miscarrige is likely to be higher in the 7th week of pregnancy.

Causes -

The cause of a miscarriage is usually beyond your control. The reasons can be one of the  numerous such as:

  • Genetic abnormalities in fetus
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Immune system and blood clotting problems
  • Medical conditions such as thyroid, diabetes or polycystic syndrome.
  • Infections causing high fevers
  • Physical problems with your womb or cervix

The risk factors of miscarriage include:

  • Older age
  • Smoking habits
  • Drinking alcohol in the first trimester
  • History of pervious miscarriages

Unfortunately there is no way to stop a miscarriage once it has begun. But you can take the precautions needed- maintain a healthy diet, avoid caffeine, alcohol or smoking, exercise regularly, do not take a lot of stress and take care of yourself.

If you think you are going through a miscarriage, you should consult your doctor immediately.

Losing your baby through miscarriage can be really upset but you should not worry as miscarriages dont usually effect your future pregnancies.

The baby’s body development in the 6th and 7th week of pregnancy are quite similar. However, the size of the embryo grows upto 10 mm in the 7th week. The embryo still has a tail which may vanish in the coming weeks and the baby’s development is quite rapid.

In both the weeks the facial features start to develop, the arms and legs start to bud and the buds where the ears and nose will develop start to develop.

The brain develops everyday in the 7th week and grows more quickly than the rest of the body. The head is supersized with a larger forehead. The spinal cord of the baby also starts to develop at a fast pace.

  • Ultrasound is very necessary in the 4-7 weeks of the first trimester. If you haven’t gone through one yet, make an appointment as soon as possible to know about  the health of the mother and baby and the baby’s development, the features will be visible to you as bumps and tests to check some specific substances in your body such as pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) and Human Chronic Gonadotropin (HCG)
  • You may also take tests like hepatitis B and HIV in order to assure your baby’s health.

Vaccines help you to protect your baby health. Every woman needs to get vaccinated against flu and whooping cough during each pregnancy.

You can get vaccinated against these at any time of any trimester.

These vaccines may also have some side-effects like:

  • Pain, redness or swelling at the spot where shot has been given
  • Muscle ache
  • Tiredness
  • Fever

Severe symptoms of vaccinations are quite rare but if yiu still feel any unusual discomfort or serious allergic reaction, yu may consult a doctor.

As your baby is growing rapidly, it is important to ensure his and your health as well. One of the major steps to it is to take a proper and healthy diet :

  • Remember to add Folic acid in your diet ( folic acid is present in fruits like oranges, melons, avocados, etc )
  • Do not forget intake of VItamin C which will help your baby grow such as oranges, broccoli, melons, grapes, etc.
  • Add Vitamin D in your diet. This will help to make your bones strong and healthy.
  • If you are short of iron, you may become tired easily and you are also on a risk to become anaemic. Remember to take leafy vegetables, dried fruits and nuts and lean meat.
  • Take whole-grain foods such oatmeals, chicken, eggs, lean meats, etc
  • Avoid fatty, extra sugar or salty foods.
  • Stay hydrated. Take lots of water and other liquid intakes such as juices, milkshakes, coconut water, lemon water, etc.

However, remember not to take any one thing in access. Consult your doctor and prepare a diet chart for yourself according to your body.

 

It is important that you remain fit, active and healthy during pregnancy. One of the best ways to do it is to add exercise to your routine. It can help you cope the weight again and maintain your shape even after pregnancy.

  • Try normal physical exercises such as light work out, walking or dancing.
  • Do not over -exhaust yourself
  • If you didnt use to workout before pregnancy, you should not do any heavy workouts.
  • Slow down the exercises, once the pregnancy grows
  • Avoid exercises which require lying flat on your back.
  • Avoid contact sports such as kickboxing, judo, etc
  • Avoid activities like horse riding, scuba diving, gymnastics etc.
  • Drink plenty of water and do not try any strenuous exercises.
  • You can try stomach-strengthening exercises and foot exercises.
  • You can try pelvic tilt and pelvic floor exercises
  • However, remember to protect your back and do not put too much pressure on your body or lower abdomen.

 

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