In the 6th week of pregnancy your embryo develops in a rapid fashion and starts moving as well. Facial features like head, nostrils, nose, mouth and ears start taking shape in this week.
6 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms & Signs
The symptoms and signs you experience in this week are almost the same to the prior week. However, there could be a few more additions:
- You might start feeling lightheaded
- You might be exposed to some vomiting tendencies
- There could be a little bit of a breast soreness
- You might feel tired in this phase because the baby would be developing fast in this week
- You might be laced with a little bit of constipation issues as well
Fetal Development in the 6th Week of Pregnancy
The blood vessels and cells of the baby starts developing in this week. The brain will start taking its shape along with with other parts like nostrils, cheeks, ears, limb buds and mouth. The diaphragm muscle used for breathing is formed in this week as well.
6 Weeks Pregnant Baby Size
The baby is around 4-6 mm or 1/5 of an inch in length during this period.
6 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound
Most of the people go for their first ultrasound test during this period. Vaginal ultrasound is done during this period to detect the fetal pole (it is a sign of healthy development of the embryo) and heartbeat of the baby. Baby looks like a tadpole during this period. It is advised to go for another test within 4-7 days if no heartbeat or fetal pole is detected. The normal heartbeat of the baby in the 6th week of pregnancy is between 90-120 bpm.
Tips for 6 weeks pregnant woman
- Quit Smoking
- Get rid of your drinking habit
- Do light exercises
- Take nutritious and healthy food
- Get yourself relaxed
- Pamper yourself
- Listen to soulful and relaxing music
- Spend quality time with your spouse
- Calcium intake should be encouraged
- You need to drink plenty of water
6 Weeks Pregnant FAQs
Is there any baby bump when you are 6 weeks pregnant?
No, there is no baby bump during this period. Baby bump starts showing up after the 12th week mostly.
Is flying safe during 6 weeks of pregnancy?
Flying during this period is not harmful for the baby or you. However, it is advised to discuss the situation with your doctor before you travel. Some people prefer not to travel in the first trimester as it is a little risky.
Can you feel kicks or baby movement during this period?
No, you won’t feel any baby movement or kicks during this week.
6 Weeks Pregnant Twins
In case you have a situation of twin pregnancy, it will be highly discernible in the 6th week of pregnancy. Because of the twins you will experience a great change in your eating habits as well as in your appetite levels. Your caloric need is going to be different from women with single pregnancy situation. Ultrasound scan is done during this period to confirm twin pregnancy. Ample amount of sleep and rest is need when you carrying twins. Healthy eating habits and good amount of workout is important for producing healthy twins.
Possibilities of a miscarriage in 6 weeks of pregnancy
There are high chances of miscarriage in the first trimester itself so it is advised to take proper care of yourself. Consult a doctor immediately if a problem arises.