Pregnancy Week 7 / First Trimester

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Week 7


What happens to you?

If your face breaks out now, it is probably due to the hormones of your pregnancy.  Consult your doctor before taking any acne medication or applying any acne creams.  One medication, Accutane, can cause serious birth defects.

You may have food cravings.  Although many pregnant women never experience food cravings, you might be having these cravings as early as the first month.  It's okay to give in to them once in a while, but watch that diet.  You should be consuming a healthful mix of food groups to maintain a balanced diet for your health and the normal development of your child.  If you are craving non-food substances (starch, clay, ice, plaster, paint, hair or gravel), contact your healthcare worker immediately.  You could have a condition called "pica," which signals that your body has a mineral deficiency.  Your doctor can prescribe supplements to combat this problem.

What happens to the baby?

The hand plates become present this week, and the baby is about 7-9 mm long by the end of the week.  Although the genitals are forming, you can't distinguish girls from boys by sight at this point.  Nasal passages are starting to form now also.

The baby will actually go through three sets of kidneys very rapidly as they develop during this period.  This week the second set of kidneys will form.



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