Your baby this week
7 weeks pregnant

The embryo, at about 4 weeks gestationWhat your baby looks like now

As shown here, your baby is looking rounded, as the blocks of tissue in the back are growing faster than those in the front. Now having been in existence for a month (since conception), your little one is about 1/6 of an inch long and has a head and a trunk. Limb buds -- early arms and legs -- are starting to be apparent.

>>> Take a peek at your baby's development!


Cinco says

Lance Armstrong and family in 2009When cyclist Lance Armstrong wanted to announce that he was expecting his fifth child, he took to Twitter... but not in the usual way.

He created a new account for the baby, Cinco Armstrong, and posted, "I got 2 arms, 2 legs, a nickname, and I'm 2 inches long. See y'all in October... I'm now the size of a lemon, 3.5 inches long, and weigh 1.5 ounces. And oh yeah, I'm on Twitter." Lance confirmed the news with a tweet of his own, saying, "Getting (questions) today about someone I'm following, a certain Cinco Armstrong. What to say? Yet another blessing in our lives. I cannot wait!"

Cinco's account is registered to JackOlivia -- perhaps a hint as to the baby name choices mom and dad are considering.


A little spotting?

Roughly eight percent of pregnant women have some bleeding approximately six weeks after the last period. This is thought to be due to implantation of the fertilized ovum into the endometrium (lining of the womb). This bleeding is often mistaken for a period and can cause confusion regarding the due date.


In the know

If you experience vaginal bleeding during the early part of your pregnancy, the first thing you probably feel is fear. There are, however, many reasons you might see blood, and Ob/Gyn David Barrere explains one of the causes could be implantation bleeding. Read on to help put your mind at ease!


pregnancy nauseaHelp for nausea?

Are you experiencing morning sickness? Here's some good news for you: A low-tech, nerve-stimulating wrist device appears to give pregnant women relief from nausea and vomiting during the first trimester, according to a study in medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy and affect about 70 percent of all pregnant women during the first trimester. Researchers studied 187 women from four states who were between 6 and 12 weeks pregnant, and all of the women reported nausea and vomiting. Read the results of the study here, and get more tips on managing morning sickness in this section.


Extra!

"Drugs can pass from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby. A safe amount of medicine for the mother may be too much for the unborn baby. If you're pregnant, always talk with your doctor before taking any drugs, Rx [prescription] or OTC [over the counter]." - US Food and Drug Administration

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