The 7th week of pregnancy – On Your First Pregnancy Ultrasound (SCHOOL OF REPRODUCTION & MOTHERHOOD)

The seventh week of pregnancy is considered to be the beginning of pregnancy-specific ultrasounds (vaginal ultrasound, etc.). The fetal brain grows rapidly this week and other organs, such as the limbs, are recognizable.

About a month and two weeks pregnant. The bumps on the limbs that sprouted in the sixth week of pregnancy are now bigger. The elbow joint is now recognizable and your baby’s head is larger than his body.  Both hemispheres of the brain are growing; Most of this week’s growth is related to the brain, and about 100 brain cells are being formed every minute. In the following, we will discuss the condition of the mother’s body in the seventh week and the pregnancy care this week.

Maternal body condition

You may have trouble buttoning your tight-fitting clothes (especially if you are not pregnant for the first time). This is due to the interaction of the uterus with other parts of the body over the space inside the abdomen. The upper part of the uterus, called the corpus , is very muscular and flexible. The muscles of this part are stretched up to 100 times the initial length as the baby grows. Your uterus is under the pelvic bones, so you still can’t touch it from the outside. As the contraction continues, the uterus grows upward and presses against the abdominal wall. This puts pressure on the intestines and abdomen. At this point, the uterus has reached a quarter of the distance to your navel; This gap will be halved by next month.

So if the uterus is still small, why is it so hard to button the clothes? Because you have gained a little weight due to pregnancy hormones. In addition, due to the slowing down of the digestive process in your body, you have experienced a bit of bloating and swelling. By slowing down the flow of food in the intestines, your body tries to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients available and allows your body to absorb more water. This slowness may cause some heartburn, especially when you are constipated. As long as your heartburn is not accompanied by bleeding, there is no reason to worry about a miscarriage . However, if this heartburn is very bothersome or has lasted for a long time, it is better to contact your doctor. At the very least, your doctor can help you with anti-constipation medications or medical advice.

The condition of the fetus and its development 

Although your baby is only 1.2 cm tall and still curved like a comma, he or she is growing fast. A significant portion of this growth takes place in your child’s brain, where brain neurons are forming at an astonishing rate of 100,000 cells per minute. The proliferating brain cells branch out and connect to each other, forming the first neural pathways of the nervous system. By birth, your baby’s brain will have more than 10 million intertwined cells.

Your child’s delicate brain is being divided into three separate parts. The first part is the front part of the brain, which is the largest part of it and in the future will become the brain, thalamus, and hypothalamus (nerve center of the brain). The middle part of the brain, which is located between the front of the brain and the back, is responsible for connecting the brainstem to the spinal cord, and finally the back of the brain, including the cerebellum and some other parts, controls the body’s involuntary actions such as breathing and heartbeat. . Each of these separate parts of the brain is now forming in your future baby’s body.

As the fetus’s brain is formed inside the head, so are the features of the face appearing on the face. In fact, all parts of the body have begun to grow. At first they were all in the form of small buds but now they have become recognizable fins.

During this time – the seventh week of pregnancy – your baby’s heart rate is even higher than last week; This tube-like volume (embryo) gradually shows protrusions and becomes more like an adult heart. His cells are frantically producing building blocks that will form 40 pairs of muscles and 23 vertebrae in his spine in the future. Your baby’s motor buds have started to grow; At this stage, they look like small fins. The outer part of the ear is forming and now has joints in the elbows, knees and wrists. Your baby’s eyelids are fully formed and recognizable at this stage.

The first pregnancy ultrasound

Your doctor may order an ultrasound to determine the exact date of onset of pregnancy. Checking and determining when they are done in the first trimester of pregnancy is even more accurate than the results obtained later. Using ultrasound, the doctor is able to estimate the age of the fetus with an accuracy of a few days. Growth rate can vary from baby to baby; For this reason, as the pregnancy progresses, the accuracy of the estimate decreases. Just as different babies have different shapes and sizes at birth, they grow at different speeds in the womb.

In addition to determining the age of the fetus, an ultrasound early in pregnancy can have other reasons, such as: confirming the pregnancy, determining and recording the fetal heart rate, or diagnosing a problem if you have pelvic pain and bleeding during pregnancy .

You may already be familiar with ultrasound through movies or accompanying your pregnant friend. Trans ultrasound is done by impregnating the surface of the abdomen with a special gel and then placing a probe, a wave emitting device to create an image of the fetus inside your abdomen. In the later stages of pregnancy, this method is very accurate and effective. But early in pregnancy, when the fetus is still very small, transvaginal ultrasound is more commonly used. In transvaginal ultrasound , the probe is sent directly into the vagina. With this method, it is possible to take photos with much higher detail than conventional ultrasound.

Determining the exact age of the fetus early in pregnancy will help your doctor help you make the best decisions. For example, for women who have labor pains sooner or later , the doctor has an accurate picture of the age of the fetus. This early image can also reveal genetic abnormalities. In addition to knowing the exact age, it is very useful to determine the time of many examinations and tests during pregnancy, such as the examination of the cervical vitreous.

In addition to determining the age of the fetus, an ultrasound early in pregnancy can have other reasons, such as: confirming the pregnancy, determining and recording the fetal heart rate, or diagnosing a problem if you have pelvic pain and bleeding during pregnancy .

You may already be familiar with ultrasound through movies or accompanying your pregnant friend. Trans ultrasound is done by impregnating the surface of the abdomen with a special gel and then placing a probe, a wave emitting device to create an image of the fetus inside your abdomen. In the later stages of pregnancy, this method is very accurate and effective. But early in pregnancy, when the fetus is still very small, transvaginal ultrasound is more commonly used. In transvaginal ultrasound , the probe is sent directly into the vagina. With this method, it is possible to take photos with much higher detail than conventional ultrasound.

Determining the exact age of the fetus early in pregnancy will help your doctor help you make the best decisions. For example, for women who have labor pains sooner or later , the doctor has an accurate picture of the age of the fetus. This early image can also reveal genetic abnormalities. In addition to knowing the exact age, it is very useful to determine the time of many examinations and tests during pregnancy, such as the examination of the cervical vitreous.

Seventh week knowledge

Transabdominal ultrasound : An extracorporeal test performed to take an ultrasound image of the uterus by placing a probe on the lower abdomen .

Transvaginal ultrasound : An in vivo test performed to take an ultrasound image of the uterus by inserting a probe into the vagina.

Today you have got closer to your baby bestowing the the light of objective signals wrapping you in a sure motherhood planning. This is just the beginning of your FM-Way. We are so happy for you! You both deserve this life-long bond and twist to share and perform in the diversity of loving ecosystems. Take a good care, or talk to us how to. We are here, 4U&Ur TWIN BABIES..