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Week by week
Your little one
At week seven, your little one is about the size of a blueberry! Its length is about 1.5cm and its head makes up one third of that!
Attached to your placenta, the umbilical cord has also formed - this is the vital connection between you both throughout pregnancy. It provides all the oxygen and nourishment your little one needs and removes waste.
Tiny breathing passages are already beginning to appear where the lungs will be. Its arms and legs are taking a more definite shape, while hands and feet are beginning to appear with thick webbing between them like a duck!
Muscle fibres are forming and your little one may be making jerky movements without you even knowing. Yes, your ‘blueberry’ is already looking a little more like a baby now.
How are you?
This week you may have your dating scan, which will help determine your pregnancy due date. Yes, it’s all so real! Your midwife or doctor may also talk to you about screening blood tests now – these will check for things that can affect pregnancy like your blood group, antibodies, iron and Hep B & C. It’s also a good time to get familiar with your ultrasound schedule over the coming months.
Be extra careful when eating and preparing food now too, washing fresh fruit and vegies and your hands often. The amount of alcohol you can safely drink is also unknown, so the safest bet for you both is to avoid it altogether!
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