Your Pregnancy At Week 7

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In a nutshell
Your Uterus Is Size Of An Orange
100 New Brain Cells Are Forming Every Minute
Thicker and Shinier Hair
Few Spots May Appear

Your Body at Week 7

Having tender breasts is another common symptom in pregnancy. If they haven’t already, your breast will start to feel heavier and tender to the touch. Your nipples will also be getting larger and the areola surrounding your nipples will become darker in colour. You may also be breaking out with an odd spot; this is just your increased hormones.

Maternity clothes

Your Baby At Week 7  

There is something so amazing about the growth of your baby. One minute they are this tiny little dot, the next they are finally starting to look like an actual baby. Your baby is still busy developing those arms and legs of theirs they won’t be visible just yet, but soon enough they will be. Your baby’s eyelids are near on completion which means your baby’s eye colour will be determined very soon, however, you won’t be able to tell until the baby is born.

Week 7 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Hebrew Meaning: "Son of my right hand"
Benji
Gender: Female Origin: English Meaning: "Hazel"
Hazel

Recipe of the Week

Warm Spiced Rice Salad With Fried Cauliflower and Broccoli
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
25 Min
Serves 4
Healthy
12 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

  • ½ Head of broccoli
  • ½ Head of cauliflower
  • 250g Brown rice
  • 600ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • ½ tsp of black mustard seeds
  • ½ bunch each of mint, coriander, flat leaf parsley
  • ½ bunch of spring onions
  • ½ juice of squeezed lemon
  • 100g thick Greek styled yoghurt
  • 1 tbs harissa

Cooking Instructions

    • Cook rice for 15-20 minutes or until tender. While the rice is cooking, bring the saucepan to the boil with the broccoli and cauliflower and cook for 2 minutes or until soft.
    • Heat oil into a fry pan over a medium heat. Cook the onions for 3-4 minutes until golden. Add the garlic and mustard seeds and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
    • Add the garlic and mustard seeds and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
    • Add the cauliflower and broccoli and increase the heat to medium high and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned.
    • Transfer the fry pan ingredients to a bowl with the rice, herbs and spring onion and then toss to combine. Squeeze over the lemon juice and drizzle with olive oil.
    • Then add the yoghurt and harissa and serve with a warm salad.

Week 7 TODO's

  1. Start seeking out your nearest mum’s club! This is a great way to meet other mums to be and talk all things pregnancy.
  2. Keeping hydrated is so important during this week as you may feel thirstier than normal. If you are experiencing morning sickness, try sipping water rather than big mouthfuls.
  3. It may be time to start looking into maternity clothes. It won’t be long now until those skinny jeans of yours won’t be able to zip up as your uterus and bump grows.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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