At this stage one feels very pregnant and bloated. Some women begin to show a small swelling in their lower abdomen; in most cases the baby is too small to be causing this, and it is more than likely due to the bloating. During the seventh week it is best to begin looking into maternity clothes. One suffering from pregnancy symptoms includes aches and pains, headaches, fatigue, morning sickness, tender breasts, and food cravings. The baby’s eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are starting to look more defined. Arm and leg buds are growing longer. The main parts of the eye that allow the baby to see – the cornea, iris, pupil, lens, and retina – start developing this week, and they’re almost fully formed just a few weeks later. The baby is about the size of a Blueberry.
One may find craving of foods that once thought were disgusting. One of the major changes that occurs in the body during the seventh week is the development of the mucous plug. The cervix is forming a plug in the opening of the cervical canal to seal off the uterus for protection. One will eventually lose this plug when labor and childbirth are close. Some common body changes during this week are – Heightened sense of smell, food aversions, frequent urge to pee, mood swings.