Fetal Development Pictures | 7 Weeks
Fetal Development at 7 weeks:
arm budsArm BudsSmall bumps sprout at the side of the body where the arms will grow.
heart bulgeHeart BulgeThe little heart bulges out from the chest in the earliest stages of development, but it will move into the body as the baby grows. The tiny heart is pumping at a rate of 90 to 110 beats per minute.
umbilical cordUmbilical CordThe digestive tract is beginning to form, including the bulge of intestine that will grow into the umbilical cord to connect your baby to the placenta.
What's happening this week:
At about 1/2 inch long, your baby has almost doubled in size by the end of this week! The little buds that will become the arms and legs appear on the body, while the tail has nearly vanished. Facial features become more defined this week, too.
Your pregnancy week by week: 7 Weeks Pregnant