Has the news sunk in yet? At six weeks, pregnancy is still new to you, so it’s normal to feel a little emotional.
Inside your six weeks pregnant belly, your rapidly growing pea-sized embryo will soon take up a greater amount of real estate in your belly.
Are you nervous and uncertain? That’s probably part of why you have nine whole months to adjust to pregnancy.
Here is your go-to guide on signs, symptoms and what to expect.
How big is baby at six weeks?
Your baby is now 4-7mm long and the size of a sweet pea. Will develop his or her face this week and will double in size by next week.
What is baby doing at six weeks?
You might be feeling the full effects of those early pregnancy symptoms (hello, morning sickness!), but the good news is, the folds of tissue are developing that will soon become your baby’s face. At the moment, there are tiny openings that will turn into a mouth and nostrils in a few weeks. There are also dark patches that will eventually turn into eyes and small folds on the side of your baby’s head that will turn into ears.
Common symptoms at six weeks pregnant
Because it is still early in your pregnancy, you may have little or no symptoms at this time.
You’re not imagining it; your boobs are getting bigger and your nipples are pointing out more. They might also be feeling really tender as your body gets ready to breastfeed.
Morning sickness doesn’t just happen in the morning. It can be an all-day affair. It’s a good idea to find foods that help settle your stomach and to keep them on hand for regular snacking, since having an empty stomach can trigger bouts of nausea.
If you find yourself having to pee more than usual, it’s because the pregnancy hormone hCG is directing extra blood flow to the pelvic area. Heading to the bathroom more often is normal, but if you have painful urination or have the urge to go but are unable to, tell your doctor right away.
The pregnancy hormone progesterone can cause these tummy troubles.. Remember to eat lots of fibre and drink plenty of water to avoid getting constipated, which will only make that horrible bloated feeling worse. It can also lead to rectal prolapse.
Cramping and spotting:
At 6 weeks pregnant, cramping and spotting are both normal. We know these symptoms can make you worry about problems like ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks and other types of miscarriage. Know that if any abdominal pain is severe or if bleeding becomes heavy like a period, then you should call the doctor.