You are 7 weeks pregnant

You are 7 weeks pregnant!

The teeth and ears are beginning to form and leg and arm buds have become longer

week 7

Even though folic acid is found in foods like liver, leafy green vegetables and whole wheat bread, the Government still recommends that all women thinking about having a baby start taking folic acid supplements three months before trying to conceive. Your doctor can prescribe them to you, or they are sold at most pharmacies. They come in 400 microgram capsules, which should be taken once a day, or if you don’t like taking tablets, a folic acid milk drink is also available.

Read more about the benefits of folic acid during pregnancy...

Week 7 is a busy week for your growing baby as the teeth and ears are beginning to form and leg and arm buds have become longer and have divided into segments which will become your baby's little hands and feet. Your baby's abdomen is starting to take shape and the appendix and pancreas are forming.

For you, a mucus plug seals your cervix during week seven stopping anything harmful getting to your baby. The mucus plug is also known as 'a show' and is expelled either just before labour starts or during labour as your cervix begins to dilate.

Read on... week 8 of pregnancy.

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