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Mumsworld Pregnancy Calendar Week 7

When you're pregnant your immune system is not as effective as usual.
So, remember to be careful when you're preparing food. 

Your baby's development

Your baby is now about 12mm long and their digestive tract is developing. Tiny breathing passages are beginning to appear where their lungs will be. Their arms and legs are taking a more definite shape and they're starting to look a little bit more like a baby!

Eyelids, toes and fingers are forming, although they have thick webbing between them. Their nostrils are becoming more defined and the tip of their nose is starting to emerge. Muscle fibres are forming so that they can start to move in jerky little movements, although it'll be some weeks before you can feel anything. 

You and your body

If you spend time around smokers, it's time to consider how it might affect your growing baby. 

Did you know?

Now that you're pregnant, your immune system isn't as effective as usual. That's why it's important to be extra careful with preparing your food, washing your hands and knowing which foods to avoid.