(BC) The 7th Week – A Typical Blueberry

(BC) The 7th Week – A Typical Blueberry

Do you know what’s good for you? Blueberries. Do you know what’s good for your child? Blueberries. Do you know how big your child is right now? Oh, I know! Like a blueberry, right? Yes, it is. Just like the fruit itself, your baby’s development is focusing on developing brain cells at this stage. Maybe that’s why eating blueberries can give you a much better brain function? Doctrine of signatures at its best.

Now, compare to time of conception, your baby is 10,000 bigger than they were before. Congratulations but still, blueberry is pretty tiny. Nothing to be excited about. Or is there? Most of the interesting development occurs in your baby’s head. Their neurones are generated at the rate of 100 or more units per minute. It’s impressive, isn’t it? They start to store their intelligent in and maybe someday, they would swoosh it out. Who knows.

You might be a little bit disappointed last week, seeing your child only grew a head on top of a body. Nothing more and nothing less. This week though, they start to grow their own arms and legs. Their limbs are partition into a few segments that would properly develop into hand, arm and shoulder. Nevertheless, it looks more like a paddle than hands though. Same goes with legs.

In other news, your baby’s kidney would start to process out waste from their body. Which means, soon, they would be urinating inside and that’s important. Their urine makes up the bulk of amniotic fluid which would protect them from external insult. Peeing too little or too much, both can cause and be caused by a certain medical condition. 

Some people would meet their doctor right up at this point while some would be meeting them at a later week. A few wouldn’t even notice they were pregnant yet especially if they are obese. Weird though, right? If you manage to set up your appointment with a doctor, get ready to overcome your fear of needles and give every sample (blood, urine) they need. Tell single thing during the history taking to ensure that your doctor doesn’t miss anything important.

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