Pregnancy Week 31 Symptoms – Week By Week Pregnancy

Can you believe you have successfully completed 75 percent of your pregnancy journey? Remember how it all started with initial symptoms of pregnancy? and now you are just 8-10 weeks to go till you deliver your baby. Well, we really pray for your healthy pregnancy until the end. Let’s now share some information about pregnancy week 31.

Pregnancy week 31: Size of the baby

The growth of your baby is by days. He is around 15 inches long and weighs around 4 pounds. Imagine a decent size coconut, that’s the size of your baby.

31 weeks pregnant in months

31 weeks means 7 months of pregnancy. Hurrah! You are just 2 months away from the delivery. During this last trimester of pregnancy, your baby grows rapidly and maturation of the systems gets finalized. Soon you are going to deliver your baby, so you should enjoy every moment left.

Also Read: How To Calculate Your Baby’s Due Date?

How much developed is your baby at pregnancy week 31?

A lot of new things are happening with your baby as he is getting ready to come out. Here is a sneak peek of that:

Brain connections

The nervous system of the baby is developing at a rapid rate and is forming millions of connections daily. You can say, he is becoming smarter with every passing day.

5 senses

There is a marked improvement in all five senses. The connections with the central nervous system are growing stronger. He can focus with his eyes and follow the light. Similarly, his smelling sense has improved a lot. Although he can’t smell anything right now your smell will be the first smell for him.

Increase sleep time

Your baby has massively increased the sleep time in his schedule and the major part of it is the REM phase. However, he is way more responsive now and can wake up in response to noise. You can add sugary meals into your diet if you want to wake him up.

Paddling and sucking his thumb

Paddling legs and sucking his thumb are among the earliest reflexes your baby develops when he is inside your womb. He is also making faces, swallowing amniotic fluid, and peeing it back through the kidneys. He also gets occasional hiccups.

Also Read: How Do Babies Get Hiccups In The Womb?

31 week pregnancy symptoms

Like other weeks the growing belly will be continuously troublesome. But it’s going to be the least of your troubles. Here are some common symptoms you can have during the pregnancy week 31:

Itchy skin

It is a usual complaint from pregnant mothers to have itching around the growing belly around the 31st week of the pregnancy. You can also have itching at other parts of the body like under the breasts or armpits.

For comfort, you can use moisturizer and drink plenty of water.

Also Read: Dangers Of Skin Bleaching During Pregnancy

Hand pain

Pregnancy swells your tissue and it can produce painful consequences. One such consequence is a pain in the wrist accompanied by tingling and numbness sensation. It is called carpal tunnel syndrome.

It normally subsides with delivery but till then you can use a wrist splinter, massage, and rest for comfort. However, in case of severe pain or irritability, you should consult a doctor.


The growing baby is filling up all the space inside your belly. This pushes your diaphragm up, squeezing the lungs, and produces breathlessness. Besides, carrying a baby is exhausting itself and adds to the breathlessness.

The tip is to take as much rest as you can and avoid any heavy work. Avoid lying on your back as it will only aggravate the situation. Instead, lie on your side as it stops the baby from pressing the diaphragm up.

Frequent urination

Just like the above reason, the growth of the baby presses on the urinary bladder. This makes you pee frequently. There is no big tip to avoid it and it will stop with delivery. However, you can use the double voiding technique to lower the number of your trips to the toilet.

Backaches and leg cramps

The days become longer as your bump grows with time. Carrying the baby around all the day is not only exhausting it also puts a strain on your body resulting in severe backaches and leg cramps.

Try to relax more during the day as well and a massage from your partner will be nice. If it becomes too much you should consult your doctor.

Also Read: Pain In Ribs During Pregnancy

Sleep issues

You are having sleep trouble and you don’t know what to do? Well, it is one of the most common symptoms of the 3rd trimester and a lot of reasons behind it. Pregnancy hormones can mess with your sleep so does the growing size of the belly. There can be anxiety, pain, or frequent urination stopping you from getting a sound sleep.

You should talk to your partner or a friend about it and if needed consult a doctor.

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Pregnancy week 31: what’s important?

You are in the third trimester of pregnancy and you have a lot of spare time to spend. What’s better to spend this time than knowing some important stuff about this phase of the pregnancy? This information will help you understand your pregnancy and make better choices.

Braxton Hick contractions

You are having cramps and pains throughout the pregnancy but suddenly you start having contractions in the lower part of the abdomen. It may be worrisome for you as contractions are usually associated with delivery. However, this is not always the case.

Once you enter into the third trimester, you experience uterine contractions. Imagine this as your uterus practicing the delivery process. However, longer and frequent contractions are signs of delivery.

Antenatal care

For your first pregnancy, week 31 is the best time for the antenatal visit to your doctor. Here is what happens during the visit:

  •  Your doctor will measure the size of the womb.
  • The position of the baby is determined and the plan for delivery can be discussed.
  • There can be some screening tests if you haven’t had them up till now.
  • Your doctor will listen to the fetal heartbeat.
  • An ultrasound can be performed.
  • A urine protein test can be done to rule out pre-eclampsia.

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Pregnancy Week 19 Symptoms – Week By Week Pregnancy

Are you ready to know the gender of the baby? You are about halfway through in your pregnancy as it is the time to know for sure the gender of the baby. All those guesses are going to come to an end. An ultrasound during pregnancy week 19 will not only tell you the gender of the baby, but it also shows the adult form of your baby. You can actually see the resemblance of your family in his or her facial features.

Pregnancy week 19: the size of the baby

Your-19 week old baby has shown amazing growth. Currently, he or she is about the size of a mango measuring 7 inches in length and weighs about 7 to 8 ounces.

How long is pregnancy week 19?

You deserve a huge appreciation as you are about to complete the halfway mark of your pregnancy. You are in the 4th month of the pregnancy and your baby has completely acquired the physical features.

19 weeks pregnant: changes in your body

Besides the growing belly and weight gain a striking feature, this week brings to your body is linea nigra. It is a dark line starting below the navel in the middle of the abdomen and runs down. However, it is temporary and will fade within a few weeks.

The fatigue persists during the week and you will have a lot of mood swings as well.

Also Read: Pain In Ribs During Pregnancy – Causes and Cures

Development of the baby during 19th week of pregnancy

You will be surprised to see how advanced your baby has developed. From literally a cell he has come all the way to depict the facial features of your baby. Let’s see what new he has developed since the last week:

Reproductive system

If you are carrying a baby girl, her external reproductive system is well developed by the end of this week. However, the eggs are still primitive and they mature after the delivery.

On the other hand, if you are carrying a baby boy, his external organs are growing still. The testicles are formed already and secreting testosterone but these aren’t still descended in the scrotal sac.

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Vernix caseosa or the second skin

The layer of tiny hair around the skin of the baby starts forming a coat around the body called second skin or vernix caseosa. It contains oil secreted by the baby’s skin and dead cells. The purpose of the second layer is to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the amniotic fluid.

Sleep cycle

The sleep cycle becomes a bit more regular. He responds to the environment and wakes up with the noise.


Nails begin to grow around this time. These are little and cute!

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Pregnancy week 19: symptoms

Pregnancy week 19 marks almost the middle of the pregnancy. It is the time where neither the belly is too big nor the symptoms are too annoying. Although you feel exhausted all the time and there are aches throughout your body. But these are mild in intensity and with proper care and comfort, you can avoid most of the symptoms.

Abdominal pain

The baby is growing exponentially and it is stretching the uterus beyond its capacity. This stretching produces a dull lower abdominal pain. However, with a comfortable sitting position, you can reduce the pain.

However, severe lower abdominal pain along with contractions can be a sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy and you shouldn’t wait in such a case.

Leg cramps

The weight baring parts of your lower limb including sole, calf, and thighs are aching with the pain especially towards the end of the day. Try to stretch these muscles and taking a massage from your partner adds the cherry on the top.

Hip pains

It is all about capacity. Your growing baby needs more space and your body stretches to provide that space. This stretching of the hip produces pain. You can avoid it by sleeping on the side and put a pillow in between your legs.

Dizziness and lightheadedness

Remember we just talked about space? It is the reason behind the episodes of dizziness and lightheadedness you are having for the past few weeks. The growing uterus is pressing on the larger blood vessels and reducing the blood supply as well as a lot of blood is directed towards uterus to nourish the baby. This combined causes these episodes.

Try sleeping sideways so that the weight isn’t on the vessels and circulation is ample.

Trouble sleeping

If you sleep supine the things are going to be a lot troublesome for you as the baby’s weight will be pressing on your organs and blood vessels. This will become even tougher as time passes. However, sleeping on your side can save you from this trouble. You can also support your belly with a pillow and a pillow between your legs for comfort.

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Spotting and discharge

Spotting or discharge during this period is worrisome for pregnant mothers. To be honest, these are worrisome symptoms suggesting miscarriage or severe infection and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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Things to do during pregnancy week 19

Here are a few things you should consider during week 19 of pregnancy to keep you occupied:

  • Plan an ultrasound with your doctor. Not only can it help you if the gender confusion it also gives a pretty solid picture of facial features.
  • Look out for local delivery classes and get yourself enrolled. (Learn more about when to go for Antenatal checkups)
  • Get the flu shots for the safety of you and your baby.
  • You can also look for a good pediatrician for your newborn.
  • You can ask your doctor for nutrition as well as an exercise plan for you. (Read about Healthy Snacks During Pregnancy)
  • For excessive pains, you can also utilize health care services.
  • Add a lot of fiber in your diet to avoid the usual constipation of the pregnancy.
  • You can start decorating a room for your baby as it will take a long time to get everything planned.
  • Avoid sun exposure as it can increase the pigmentation of the skin.

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Pregnancy week 14 symptoms – Week By Week Pregnancy

Congratulations! You are past almost a fortnight in your pregnancy journey i.e. pregnancy week 14. We know you must have been dreaming about becoming the perfect mother soon, but these stages of pregnancy must not milden your excitement. We are here to provide you all the information you need.

Pregnancy week 14: baby size

In pregnancy week 14, your baby is growing rapidly after entering the second trimester. He is about 3.5 inches long and weighs about 1.5 ounces. During this week, your baby can make faces like frowning, grimace, and squinting.

New developments in the baby during week 14

Since most of the physical structures are formed already, it is time for their development. Your baby is taking his adult form and these changes are more evident on an ultrasound. Here are the important developments in your baby’s during this week:

  • Your baby is now able to open their eyes and move them around.
  • He is flexing his limbs and the limbs are becoming more proportionate to the size of the body. As if he is trying to practice limb movements.
  • Since the neural connections have established it is time for the improvement in the skill levels of sense of smell and taste.
  • The skin of the baby is becoming thicker and you can appreciate small hairs all over his body. This is called lanugo and it begins around the pregnancy week 14.
  • Although the genital organs of the baby are fully developed it is still early to tell the gender of the baby with surety.
  • Your baby is taking up amniotic fluid through his mouth and excreting it through his kidneys. He is also able to produce feces called meconium.

Also Read: When and Why Do You Need Antenatal Checkups?

Pregnancy symptoms week 14

The change in trimester brings a lot of changes in the pregnancy symptoms. Luckily, a lot of annoying symptoms of the first trimester start settling. However, a lot of pregnant females experience new symptoms as well.


The most annoying symptom of the first trimester is going to regress drastically. You will be able to smell and eat your favorite foods again. However, it doesn’t mean that you should make up for the past weeks in just one meal. You should always eat less and more frequently.

Although it is true for most females some may suffer from nausea throughout the pregnancy. It is normal and poses no risk to your baby. However, stay hydrated and avoid the food which aggravates it.

Mood swings

If you aren’t in control of your mood and it is making you worried about pregnancy. You are not alone. A lot of pregnant females pass through it during pregnancy week 14. It occurs due to hormonal variations and automatically resolves after the delivery.  However, with little support from your partner and relatives, you can cope with it.

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Leaky breasts

During pregnancy week 14, you may notice a thick yellowish discharge coming out of your nipples. It is called colostrum and is a baby’s nutrition after his delivery. However, it is normal and you can use a cotton pad to avoid the stickiness.

Sinus congestion

This condition is called pregnancy rhinitis. The symptoms are exactly like an allergic reaction including congestion, watering, sneezing, and difficulty in breathing. However, the cause is raised levels of progesterone.

To avoid this worrisome condition you can use humidifiers or saline nasal drops and keep yourself hydrated.

Also Read: Is It Safe To Breastfeed With a Cold?

Leg cramps

Pregnancy symptoms week 14 include a cramping pain in the lower limbs and these can be sharp enough to keep you up all night. Try massaging the leg or take a hot shower to relieve the pain.

Increased appetite and weight gain

The biggest fear of every pregnant woman i.e. getting weight during pregnancy is true. You are carrying a whole human being inside you and then there are these pregnancy hormones that aid in gaining weight. Your appetite increases as well.

However, the weight gain is reversible as long as you are taking care of your food and doing a light exercise.

Also Read: When Do Pregnancy Cravings Start?

Round ligament pain

Your womb is trying to stretch to keep the growing baby inside and this stretching produces a dull pain in the belly called round ligament pain. Don’t worry this will last for a short while and you can ease yourself with a comfortable position.

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Pregnancy week 14: things you can do

With pregnancy week 14 setting in there are a lot of things you can do to keep yourself healthy. These include:

Light exercise

Don’t choose a lazy lifestyle as it will only add to the weight you are already putting during pregnancy. Although safety and comfort are important during this time the things aren’t too bad. You have plenty of energy and light exercise gives you the best opportunity to spend it. However, don’t do vigorous exercise and avoid lifting heavyweights.

Healthy eating

We know that you are cutting your calories to avoid putting on weight but it is not the way to go. You are carrying the responsibilities of two lives. So you should take adequate calories as well as all the essential nutrients to fulfill all the needs of your body as well as your baby.

However, you should eat too much during one meal as well. Eat less but eat frequently. Add more fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet for a healthy baby.

Also Read: Healthy Snacks During Pregnancy

Dentist appointment

Make sure to make a dentist appointment during this week as the pregnancy makes your teeth prone to infections like gingivitis and other periodontal diseases.

Flu shots

Pregnancy depresses the immune system and makes you vulnerable to infections. Hard to believe but simple infections are harmful during this part of your life. Get your flu shots if you haven’t and try to avoid contacting any sick person.

Also Read: Corona Virus In Pregnant Women

Bonding with your partner

This is a nice time to bond with your partner as annoying nausea starts disappearing and the belly is not too big. Take all the time you can with your partner because things may get a bit difficult with the growing belly.

Childbirth classes

Another thing you can do while waiting for delivery is to evaluate your options for childbirth classes. These classes are important as they help you understand the delivery procedure and make it less painful!

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12 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms – Week By Week Pregnancy

12 weeks pregnant means that it is the last week of your first trimester. Your baby is developing at a fast rate. However, things will be a little harder for you; especially if this is your first pregnancy. But don’t worry, we got you covered with all the necessary information.

Your 12 week old baby

Wondering how big is your baby when you are 12 weeks pregnant? Your baby is the size of a plum now measuring about 2 inches long and weighing around half an ounce.

Doesn’t look like you are carrying a baby as big because of an almost flat belly as before beginning the journey? But it’s true!

What’s new in development?

12 weeks pregnant mark the basic formation of the structures and from here on he will grow at a faster rate. The organs will mature with the time acquiring the near-normal functioning and this will continue till the birth of the baby. Here are the major developments of some organs during this week:

Digestive system

The intestine starts practicing contractions and it will continue until they master it. Similarly, other organs of the digestive system like liver, spleen, and pancreas start their beginner functioning.

Fetal heart

The fetal heartbeat is more stable now and you can hear it from outside via Doppler scan.

Head and neck

The ratio of head and body is 1 to 1. Salivary glands develop during this week and later they start secreting saliva.

Sex organs

This is the week of the development of sex organs inside the pelvis. However, it’s far from maturity.

Also Read: Why Is It Healthy To Become Pregnant Before 30?

12 weeks pregnant symptoms

The changing trimester also reflects in the symptoms you feel during the 12th week of the pregnancy. Let’s have a look at what new pregnancy has for you during this week:

Skin pigmentation/ Melasma

Pregnancy boosts some of your hormones and one of these hormones is responsible for dark pigmented spots on the face. These spots usually disappear once the baby is delivered as the hormones come back to their normal levels.

Changes in your breast

Just like the skin pigmentation, the color of the areola becomes a little darker. Breasts enlarge in size a bit and become tender. However, wearing a perfect size bra and using ice packs can help the soreness.

Also Read: Why am I Having Sore Breasts After Ovulation?

Bloating and gas

These hormonal changes cause your belly to do funny stuff like bloating and gassing. However, this is annoying and embarrassing. You can avoid it by eating frequent and small meals.

Excessive salivation

With the end of the first trimester, the problem of excessive salivation is minimized. A big relief! You can avoid the rest by chewing bubble gum.

Dizziness and headaches

Like other systems, the hormonal changes caused because of pregnancy also mess up your blood pressure. This leads to frequent spells of dizziness and headaches especially once you enter the 12th week of pregnancy. Lie around as much as you can and eat healthy food.

Enhanced sense of smell

Pregnancy boosts your sense of smell and it peaks around this time as well. However, this can be annoying especially with nausea and vomiting aggravated due to the odor of your disliked food.


You may notice a bit of discharge around this time. However, the color of the discharge is more important. As long as it is clear or white there is nothing to worry about. However, a brown or green color discharge could mean infection or something wrong with the pregnancy. You need to get to a doctor in such a case.


Spotting around this time could mean something wrong with the pregnancy and you shouldn’t take it lightly. It is not always a danger sign but checking it out with your doctor is the safest practice.

Also Read: Earliest Signs Of Pregnancy

12 week pregnant: Health tips

Don’t be scared as 12 weeks pregnancy symptoms may look scary but they aren’t. Besides, we have the best tips for you to minimize these symptoms and live a relatively smooth pregnancy.

Healthy lifestyle

You need to understand that you are carrying two lives now and you can’t be doing risky stuff anymore. It is time to adopt a more peaceful lifestyle where you give plenty of time to yourself. Avoid lifting heavy stuff or doing heavy exercise and utilize every opportunity to relax. However, this doesn’t mean that you should acquire a lazy lifestyle. Always do light exercise daily to keep your body fit and avoid gaining too much weight.

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Proper diet

The fear of gaining weight during pregnancy can push you to stop eating as the signs of weight gain appear with the 12th week of pregnancy. However, the key is to avoid too much eating not stop eating. Try to eat less but more frequently as it will help with digestion as well. You can also consult your doctor or a nutritionist to help you with the healthy diet plan during the pregnancy.

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Avoid alcohol and sea-food

Alcohol and sea-food tend to harm the baby. Plus this stuff also disturbs your digestive system and aggravates nausea and vomiting. It’s better to say goodbye to this for a while!

Also Read: 10 Things To Avoid During Pregnancy

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is important as your body will be going through a huge struggle and it will help with fatigue. You should at least drink 8 glasses of water daily.


12 weeks pregnant mothers often complain about skin and the damage can be permanent. You should be extra careful during this period as pregnancy makes you prone to skin damage via radiation in sunlight. Use a good sunblock or sunscreen and cover yourself as much as you can from sunlight.

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Kegel exercise

There is no harm in preparing a little ahead of time. You must have heard how hard the delivery procedure is from your friends or relatives but we can give you an exercise to make it somewhat easy.

For that squeeze your pelvic muscles for 10 seconds and relax. Do it 20 times and 3 sets of 20 each per day.

Flu shots

Like other cares, it is important to protect your baby from infections. A simple infection like flu can risk pregnancy or cause congenital anomalies. To prevent that CDC (Center for Disease Control and Protection) encourages the vaccination of expecting mothers.

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Pregnancy Symptoms Week 7 – Week By Week Pregnancy

Welcome to pregnancy symptoms week 7! It’s the time your body starts telling you that you are pregnant. These are the early signs your body is giving you. Things begin with nausea, vomiting, and drooling and get bigger as time passes. These changes are annoying but these will make your body receptive to your baby. All this is to make the time inside your womb safe and peaceful.

Week 7 and your baby

This week your baby has reached the size of one inch (1000 times the size at conception). He is still very small and all his major organs are in the final stage of development. However, the distinctive feature of this month is the development of facial structures like mouth, tongue, nostrils, and eye lens.

Let’s evaluate the hot topic of “pregnancy symptoms week 7” along with all the tips to make this time comfortable for you and your baby.

Pregnancy symptoms week 7

You have a whole new life inside you who is growing and it will make a little noise. Pregnancy symptoms week 7 is when you start hearing this noise if you haven’t earlier. These are called the early symptoms of pregnancy and include:

Nausea and food repulsion

No matter how much foodie you maybe, once the pregnancy sets in, you develop repulsion from your food. Not just you are repulsive even the odor of these foods can cause nausea and vomiting. It can be your favorite food. Some pregnant women develop liking for strange food items and it can also happen to you.

You can remove all these foods from your diet to avoid the feeling of nausea but it can lead to unhealthy eating and it can be damaging. However, you shouldn’t worry and try to have as healthy a diet as it can be and the rest of the needs you can fill from vitamin pills.

Although this helps a lot it doesn’t give you the leverage to have an unhealthy diet. And if the symptoms don’t even respond to it you should visit your doctor.

Also Read: Healthy Snacks During Pregnancy – What Foods Should You Eat?

Increased salivation

Where you are worried about a lot of new stuff happening in your life with you being pregnant, spitting often is the last you want. It is annoying! The real reason for excessive salivation is not known but believed to be due to hormonal variation and heartburn.

You can save yourself from the trouble by avoiding the trigger items and chewing sugarless gum. The other thing you should do is to drink a lot of water to replenish the loss in the form of saliva.

Also Read: 10 Things To Avoid During Pregnancy


You should get familiar with the term pregnancy-induced heartburn. It occurs when you eat a stomach full of meals resulting in the burning sensation in your stomach. The reason behind this is also the hormonal change that has occurred because of the pregnancy.

To avoid it you should take less meal, however, you can increase the frequency to fulfill your energy requirements. You should avoid spicy and oily food as well.


You are finding yourself less energetic and less motivated as you enter week 7. It is fair when you are carrying the responsibilities of two persons. However, you should not enter the full lazy mode.

You can start with a little exercise and do stuff you enjoy. Your partner is the best person to help you by keeping you motivated and cut you some slack.

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Pelvic cramping

With the 7th week of pregnancy, you feel cramping in your pelvis because of the baby growing inside your womb. These cramps are mild and occur rarely. However, these grow stronger and more frequent towards the end of the third trimester.

Occasional spotting

It occurs very occasionally and is only the early pregnancy thing. Mostly it is rust-colored and a few drops in quantity and there is nothing to worry. In case of a larger amount, you should see your doctor.

Tender and swollen breasts

Do your breasts need a larger bra now? This happens because of the hormonal changes which cause the breast tissue to develop for future nutrition of the newborn. It also gets a bit tender.

Try to wear bigger or loose bras to avoid any trouble.

Also Read: Why Am I Having Sore Breasts After Ovulation?

Week 7 and baby’s development

Here are the changes that week 7 bring in your baby:

  • The brain is developing at a much faster rate. Neurons are developing and new connections are building among them.
  • Facial structures are formed during this month including the formation of nostrils, tongue, and lens.
  • The limbs of the baby grow further during the 7th week. However, these still look like a paddle as there are no fingers formed yet.
  • The major organs of the body like the heart, lungs, and intestines are taking their final structural forms. They may not be functionally developed even at the time of birth but they will almost be structurally complete after the end of this week.
  • An important structure form during this week is gonad.

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Week 7 and lifestyle modifications

Your body has started giving you the signs of pregnancy. It means that like the changes inside your body it is time to make changes in your lifestyle as well. Here are some lifestyle modifications that ensure the best health and development of the baby as well as the mother.

  • Make a healthy diet plan for yourself that includes a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk. It is difficult to stick to a diet when you are suffering from food repulsion and nausea so you can always skip the most irritant foods. But it is your job to provide a healthy diet to your baby at this stage of his life. You can also add to vitamins and minerals you are lacking in your diet as supplements.
  • You are lazy and worn out but staying active is important. Add light exercise in your life and strictly avoid heavy exercise. It will help you avoid heartburn and keeps the good blood flow to your baby.
  • It is the right time to visit a doctor and let them do some tests regarding the safety of your baby. You can also get your screening tests with the consultation of your doctor during the same visit.

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