This is an exciting week for baby which has now become an embryo.
You may have only just found out you are pregnant mum, huge congratulations from us, but your baby is busy working hard, going through some amazing changes. Baby Baby may only be the size of an apple pip, a teeny tiny 2mm, but it is already developing the foundations for its major organs.
Amazingly the heart is forming, and it already has some of its own blood vessels and blood is starting to circulate.
The umbilical cord is starting to form, and your embryo’s outer layer of cells will start to form the neural tube which will become your baby’s brain and spinal cord. Looks wise, you won’t be able to see any family resemblance yet, as baby still resembles a cluster of cells, think more dinosaur than human at this stage. Mum You may have missed your period and be thinking about taking a test, or you might have been taking daily tests for the last week or so, either way you should hopefully be seeing a positive test this week as your body responds to your new wombmate.
Meanwhile you may be experiencing PMT symptoms, your boobs may be getting bigger, and you may be more tired than usual, all signs of early pregnancy. You may also notice some unusual food cravings or go off your favourite food altogether – we can blame the hormones on this one.
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This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.