7 weeks pregnant with twins already. Crazy right? You can expect significant changes this week. So keep reading to find out what’s going to happen to you in the coming days…
A single embryo at 7 weeks
Your Twin Babies at 7 Weeks Pregnant
Your babies are now twice as big as they were in week 6, which is fantastic. They’re about half an inch long, which, to put it in perspective, is about the size of a blueberry.
Your babies develop externally, with arms and legs lengthening and dividing into the actual hand, arm, and shoulder sections rather than little flappy paddles.
Your babies’ heads are also developing at a fantastic rate. Their mouth is developed now, with a tiny little tongue inside of it, and inside their head, they’re growing new brain cells at over 100 new cells a minute.
The babies are still technically embryos and have tiny vestigial tails, which will slowly shrink down over the next few weeks until a tailbone is left.
Twin Pregnancy Symptoms at 7 Weeks
Seven weeks in, you can probably expect to start having pregnancy symptoms, even if you’ve been lucky enough to dodge them so far. Here’s what to expect:
- Nausea: The hormones that cause morning sickness are flooding your body, which means if you’re going to suffer from morning sickness, it’s going to be strong right now, especially if you’re having twins!
- Cravings: Food cravings are a normal part of pregnancy and, generally, your body’s way of getting the nutrients you might otherwise be lacking. If you want to minimize your cravings, try to eat as healthy and varied a diet as possible.
- Food aversions: The flip side of the coin. Food aversions during pregnancy are also entirely normal and come at the weirdest times. Some women even have strong aversions to particular food smells, or even the sight of it can set them off. Either way, this is nothing to worry about unless it prevents you from eating. If you’re struggling, use neutral and relatively dry foods with minimal flavor and smell. Things like crackers, light cheese, and yogurt are excellent.
- Acne: Your body is going through the worst hormonal changes since you were 13 and you thought dressing all in black was so cool, you guys, so you can expect a few breakouts here and there. If you’re suffering or need it gone, see your doctor and ask them to recommend a prescription because some over-the-counter treatments aren’t suitable when pregnant.
- Mood swings: Not only are you hormonal, but all the changes and different things going on are going to make it doubly difficult to keep your head on straight.
- More saliva: Yep. This happens. It’s associated with morning sickness and nausea, so don’t be too disgusted if you wake up with a sticky pillow.
- Cramping: Your uterus is seeing some significant changes, so it’s normal to feel a lot of cramping and aching as your body adjusts.
- Swollen boobs: We’ve mentioned this before, but you might feel the pull right now. Some women have grown a full cup size by seven weeks in, so if you’re spilling out of your bra, it might be time to get the comfy ones out of the back of the dresser. Some women also start noticing little spots around their areola (the darker bit around the nipple.) That’s normal, too; they’re sweat glands and up to lubricate your nipples.
7 Weeks Ultrasound Twins
At seven weeks, it’s usually relatively easy to see if you’re having twins. So if you’re having an ultrasound at seven weeks, keep an eye out for the second baby!
Things to do this week for a healthy pregnancy
- Start preparing for your first prenatal. Grab a notebook or your phone and list any questions you have to take with you. Also, make a list of any meds you’re on, whether prescription or not, and if you can, write down the date of your last period so they can get an accurate figure.
- You could also start taking pregnancy photos if you haven’t already. The changes you go through can seem incredible when you look back at your twin pregnancy, and the earlier you start, the better.
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- If you didn’t buy any morning sickness tea last week, now’s the time. It can help.
- If your skin is starting to break out, this pregnancy-safe skin scrub can help.
- Why not set up your Baby Registry?
- Want to learn more about your twin pregnancy? This book contains a wealth of information.
We asked the TwinStuff Community what their Must Have products were during the first Trimester:
- Nausea and tummy balm
- Ginger ale
- Pregnancy Journal
- Anti-nausea essential oil
- First-time pregnancy mom guide
- Pregnancy tea
- Decaf coffee
- Fish oil tablets
- Maternity wristband for morning sickness support
Are you 7 weeks pregnant with twins?
Seven weeks in already, and everything’s going so fast. We’re sure you’ve a lot to cope with, so take a little time this week to relax and recover.
As always, we’re here if you’ve got any questions or worries. Please comment below, and let our community do everything possible to help you. How do you feel being 7 weeks pregnant with twins?