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    Your baby's development

    Arms, legs, hands, and feet begin to emerge.

    At baby development week 7, the major milestone is the development of facial and physical features. Here are some highlights for your seventh week of pregnancy:
    At baby development week 7, the major milestone is the development of facial and physical features. Here are some highlights for your seventh week of pregnancy:
    • By week 7, she is 0.7 to 1.2 cm long — barely the length of your pinky fingernail.
    • Your baby's face becomes more defined. Mouth, nostrils, and ears begin to appear.
    • Lenses in the eyes begin to form and the iris color is visible.
    • Arms, shoulders, hands, legs, and feet begin to take shape, with the early formation of fingers and toes just another week away.
    • Around the 7th and 8th week, your baby's body elongates and the neck straightens.
    • The brain becomes more complex during this time. The skull that's growing to protect it is transparent and rounding.
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    Your nutrition and health

    Pump up your iron intake.

    Between weeks 5 and 8, nutrition is the best friend of your baby's digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, and nervous systems. At 7 weeks, continue to make nutrition a priority.
    Between weeks 5 and 8, nutrition is the best friend of your baby's digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, and nervous systems. At 7 weeks, continue to make nutrition a priority.

    For example, iron intake from foods and prenatal vitamins is important.

    Increased blood volume during pregnancy and the demands of a growing baby put pregnant women at higher risk of iron deficiency or possible anemia. The most readily available iron in foods is called heme iron, and it can be found in lean meat, including beef, dark-meat and poultry.

    Leafy green vegetables, dried beans, and peas also contain iron. To enhance absorption, eat them with foods high in vitamin C such as tomatoes or oranges. Prenatal multivitamins also include extra iron.
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    Things to think about during pregnancy at 7 weeks

    Don’t slack on your vitamins.

    Regardless of your diet, keep taking your prenatal multivitamins. They provide an extra source of iron, folic acid, and other important vitamins and minerals. Remember that prenatal multivitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet.
    Regardless of your diet, keep taking your prenatal multivitamins. They provide an extra source of iron, folic acid, and other important vitamins and minerals. Remember that prenatal multivitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet.
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    What happens next week?

    Toes and fingers develop, along with the face!

    As your baby’s growth continues with the development of fingers, toes, and major joints, your focus on wellness continues as you adjust your diet and exercise regimen.
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