7-Week Pregnancy Ultrasound | Expectations & Self-Care Advice
You may feel pregnant at 7 weeks, but you don’t necessarily appear to be pregnant. Morning sickness may have caused you to gain a few pounds or maybe lose some. You could be “glistening” or suffering from acne. But, no matter how you appear on the outside, there are significant changes taking place on the inside.
So what can you expect during a 7 weeks ultrasound?
A 7-week ultrasound will be performed by the healthcare practitioner to ensure that the gestational sac with the embryo is in the uterus and that a heartbeat is seen.
The number of gestational sacs and the number of embryos in each sac are both counted. There is only one gestational sac with a single embryo in a single pregnancy. Multiple pregnancies, such as twins or triplets, may consist of a single gestational sac containing two embryos or two gestational sacs containing one embryo each. The combination is crucial for determining if you’re carrying identical or non-identical twins, or whether you’re expecting triplets.
The uterus and ovaries are checked in the pelvic region to ensure there is no additional abnormality that could damage your pregnancy.
Every week, eating healthy (or doing your best while dealing with sickness), drinking enough fluids, sleeping, and taking time for oneself is on the list. Additionally, this week, you may want to pay special attention to your skin and digestive system.
Continue to drink plenty of water, get some exercise, and eat more insoluble fibre-rich foods like whole wheat, flax, fruit with skins, veggies, brown rice, and lentils to help deflate your inflated abdomen and relieve discomfort.
Take Care of Your Skin
Increased blood flow may contribute to the pregnant glow, although pregnancy hormones may also play a role. Hormones may be causing your skin glands to produce more oil. Oil can give you a lustrous sheen, but it can also cause acne during pregnancy.
If your radiance fades due to acne, wash your face with a gentle cleanser every day and moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer. Salicylic acid, Retin-A (tretinoin), Accutane (isotretinoin), and other topical therapies are deemed safe, while salicylic acid, Retin-A (tretinoin), Accutane (isotretinoin), and others are not. Before addressing breakouts, it’s advisable to consult with your healthcare physician.
THE KEY TAKEAWAY
You may be experiencing a whole range of early pregnancy symptoms throughout week 7 of your pregnancy. Remember that having a lot of symptoms is just as normal as having a few, and it’s always fine to phone your doctor and ask about any symptoms if you’re concerned.
Your early pregnancy discomforts will continue next week, as will your baby’s quick growth and development. The 6-week ultrasound results will mark the beginning of your small embryo’s transformation into a tiny human.