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6 Weeks Pregnant

6 Weeks Pregnant: Development of The Baby

What’s happening in week six of your pregnancy? The nose, mouth, and ears are beginning to take shape.  Also your baby’s heart is the size of sesame seed. 

The organs are all in place. This week the baby hearts starts beating.  The baby’s heart is beating about 150 minutes a time. At the end of week 6 the baby will have tripled in size.

6 Weeks Pregnant:
Facial And Sensory
Organ Development

This week the baby starts developing jaw, chin, jaw, cheeks, nose, and the limbs start to form. The inner passages of the ear start to grow during the sixth week.

Neural Tube Development

The baby growth during week 6 is rapid. The neural tube surrounding your baby’s back is closing.  Also your baby’s heart is pumping blood this week.

Internal Organ Development

The internal organs are developing in week 6 of pregnancy. The lungs, kidneys, and liver are starting to develop. Also the pituitary glands and intestines start their growth

Umbilical Cord:  The umbilical cord proceeds to grow giving your baby all the nutrients it needs for the next nine months.

Size of The Baby At
Week 6 Pregnant

The baby is measured from the crown to rump. The size of the baby is any where from 4-5 mm long.

What Happens In Your Body During Pregnant Week 6?

During week 6 your body might not take any physical changes but you’ll start noticing some changes from inside. You might have the most common symptoms of pregnancy as hormonal changes, morning sickness, fatigue, and dizziness

You might feel a bit fuller, slight weight gain, and bigger breasts. You might also experience frequent urination due to pressure applied by the growing uterus.

Ultrasound Scan During Pregnancy Week 6

Majority of moms to be get their first ultrasound exam during week 6.  The ultrasound reveals the baby ‘s heart and the neural tube top. The baby has the transparent skin and you’ll see the limb bubs.

What Are The Symptoms of Week 6 Pregnant?

The early pregnant symptoms are common during the first trimester of pregnancy. You might experience early symptoms such as nausea, morning sickness, fatigue, dizziness, heartburn, bloating, lower back pain, and depression.

Additional Symptoms During Week 6:

  • Larger breast that feels more tender and sensitive
  • Trouble falling asleep due to pregnancy hormones
  • Groin pain
  • High estrogen levels causing rhinitis of pregnancy
  • Cold and hot flashes
  • Join pain (Leg, Knee, Hips, Elbows)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling of itchiness
  • Frequent urination

When To Call The Doctor

If you have any of the following symptoms during 6 weeks pregnant, make sure to call your doctor:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Yellowish or brownish vaginal discharge
  • Continuation of fever over 24 hours

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