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Week 7

Your baby’s brain is growing faster than the rest of the body right now, so the head looks quite large in comparison!
Your baby’s heart is becoming more complex and dividing into four chambers.
Small ‘buds’ show where arms and legs are beginning to grow - babies develop from the head down, so the arms will develop before the legs.
The baby is suspended in a bubble filled with fluid, which will become the amniotic sac.

    Morning sickness?

    By now, you might be experiencing what people refer to as ‘morning’ sickness - but unfortunately, these bouts of nausea can happen anytime, not just in the mornings. The good news is that even the most persistent nausea usually disappears by 16-20 weeks – so hang in there!

    In the meantime, though, there's no need to suffer in silence; we've compiled a list of tried-and-tested tips to help calm pregnancy sickness.

    Get your partner involved

    Early pregnancy can be a bit bewildering for your partner, so don't hesitate to explain how you're feeling to them. Things like mood swings, morning sickness or feeling overwhelmingly tired are often easier to deal with if you have someone to share them with. Remember, too, that you're not the only one adjusting to impending parenthood – your partner also has worries and concerns to contend with.

    Being a single mum doesn't mean you have to miss out on support, either. If you ask close friends or family members to get involved in your pregnancy, chances are they’ll be thrilled to be part of this great event.

     

    Don't forget! Have you taken your folic acid supplement?

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