Pregnancy Week 7

Your baby's brain is developing rapidly in week seven. Get the details on the latest changes, plus advice on preparing for your first prenatal visit and bonding with your partner during your pregnancy.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

An Embryo Forms: Weeks 4 to 8 of Pregnancy
An Embryo Forms: Weeks 4 to 8 of Pregnancy

Chances are you have no idea you're pregnant yet¿but your body is already hard at work. Watch as the egg undergoes its wondrous transformation to embryo.

Your Changing Body

You may notice that your jeans feel a bit tight now--maybe the way they do after you've eaten a big sandwich. Your skin may change as well, and it could be for the better (the "pregnancy glow") or for worse (hormonal acne breakouts). We're crossing our fingers that it's the former!

Your Developing Baby

Your baby's facial features are starting to develop as tiny dark spots on his or her face, and he or she is starting to move (though you won't be able to feel it just yet). Your little one is also getting a much more complex brain than he or she had last week.

Your Pregnancy

You may not be showing, but you're definitely feeling pregnant. This is a good time to start picking out maternity clothes. You may not need them yet, but you will soon, because both you and your baby are growing.

Your Week 7 To-Do List

1. Schedule and prepare for your first prenatal visit.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 7

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 7

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Coping with Mood Swings

    Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of hormones and emotions! Be sure you've got a good support system and don't be afraid to ask others for h...

  • Starting to Feel Pregnant

    You're pregnant! And probably starting to feel that way, although your belly won't pop for a little while yet.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Just because you're pregnant, doesn't mean you're safe from acquiring an STD.

  • Preventing Yeast Infections

    All those hormone changes are wreaking havoc on your body! One side affect may be recurrent yeast infections.

Your Self

  • Combating Doubts About Motherhood

    Feeling a little overwhelmed about becoming a mother? That's completely natural! You are indeed changing into a new person -- but think...

  • When You Resent Your Partner

    Be sure to communicate with your partner throughout your pregnancy. Your relationship together is what got you into this situation in t...

  • What Kind of Parent Will I Be?

    Nobody can anticipate what life will be like after a new baby, but this is still a good time to chat with your partner about expectatio...

Diet & Exercise

  • Healthy Weight Gain

    Make sure you're on track and gaining just the right amount of pregnancy weight. Too much can be bad for both you and Baby!

  • Starting an Exercise Program

    If you weren't much of an exerciser before pregnancy, you can still start a fitness program now! Just be sure to speak first with your ...

Q & A

  • Q&A: Getting Advice Between Checkups

    With so many pregnancy questions, you may want a direct line to your doctor so you can ring in anytime! Here's how to get advice betwee...

  • Q&A: Are Spas Safe?

    If you're looking for some special time just for you -- a spa is a great option. Just be sure to watch out for these factors during pre...