The doctor says you are 6 weeks pregnant. You’re still getting used to being pregnant during week six, so it’s normal to feel a little emotional. It is normal to feel uneasy when early pregnancy symptoms are here (which include hormone swings that might feel like PMS—on steroids!). That’s most likely one of the reasons you have 40 weeks to know your way around being pregnant. Of course, the infant requires all that time to arrange their functional parts, which is another reason.
At week six
What is happening within your tummy during six weeks’ gestation? A lot of the critical stages in a baby’s growth have already begun. A Baby’s circulatory system is becoming more advanced as it pumps blood. Even the baby’s paddle-like hands and feet may be moving. Your 6-week-old embryo is about to become cuter too, as its cheeks, chin, ear, and nose are beginning to form.
At 6 weeks pregnant, how large is the baby?
The baby is the size of a sweet pea at six weeks gestation. The average embryo is about.25 inches long at week six, and it will grow again by a factor of two next week. Wow!
Your embryo, who is six weeks old, is beginning to resemble a baby. Even though its curled-up, pea-sized body still has a tiny tail, it is expanding and evolving. Baby now has a heart that has separated into four chambers. And will begin to beat this week, as well as an optic ventricle, which will eventually develop into the eyes. There are little limb buds that will develop into soft, kissable arms and legs. Face features are also starting to take shape.
How many months are you at 6 weeks pregnant?
Keep in mind that doctors typically refer to pregnancy by week rather than a month. Even though it’s probably only been a week or so since you found out you’re pregnant.
If you’re thinking, “How long are 6 weeks pregnant?” you’re one month along and roughly two weeks pregnant. Beginning on the first day of your last menstrual cycle, the pregnancy is calculated. Most likely, you became pregnant in week 2 or 3, but you weren’t aware until you started missing your period in week 5.
Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy—6 weeks or more. Your doctor may urge you to schedule your first prenatal checkup right away. But more likely they will advise you to hold off. In actuality, the first prenatal examination often occurs at around 8 or 9 weeks. At 12 weeks of pregnancy, you can’t be missing it.
Consequently, you won’t get a 6-week ultrasound unless your pregnancy is high-risk. We are aware that your excitement is killing you!
If you had a 6-week ultrasound, the doctor might have been able to identify a fetal heartbeat. Which would be an obvious indication that you are indeed carrying an embryo.
Don’t be alarmed, though, if the doctor cannot detect a heartbeat; you may not be as far along as you believed. You can return in a few days or a week for another ultrasound by the doctor.
You likely have a ton of questions in mind while you wait for your doctor’s visit. Write them down so you’ll be prepared to ask your OB about them during your initial pregnancy appointment. (Until then, we hope we’ve answered a lot of your questions and can keep doing so.)
Week 6 Pregnancy Symptoms
You could not yet be feeling any symptoms because it’s still early in your pregnancy. At this stage, some pregnant women feel dreadfully queasy while others barely feel anything. Either is normal during 6 weeks gestation. Yet, the most typical signs and symptoms are as follows:
Your body is still getting acclimated to your altering hormones, which is why you feel so exhausted. If you’re feeling tired, get more sleep.
Nausea at 6 weeks pregnant
I’m sorry to break it to you, but morning sickness can occur at any time. It may take the entire day. Additionally, expectant mothers who are carrying twins and are six weeks along may experience worse nausea. Finding meals that soothe your stomach and keeping them on hand for regular snacking is a smart idea. Because nausea attacks can be brought on by an empty stomach.
The increased blood flow is probably causing your breasts to hurt. Can you believe your body is preparing to breastfeed your child already? Yes, even after only six weeks!
Often urinating at 6 weeks pregnant
You may need to urinate more than normal. Because the pregnancy hormone is increasing blood flow to the pelvic region. It’s normal to use the restroom more frequently. But you should notify your doctor right away if you experience painful urination or feel the urge to use the restroom but are unable to. These are symptoms of a UTI, which you are more likely to develop after week six of pregnancy.
Bloating and gas
These stomach issues may be brought on by the pregnancy hormone progesterone. Avoid constipation (yuck), which causes bloating (double yuck), by drinking plenty of fluids and eating fiber-rich meals.
Yes, the hormones are to blame for irritability and intense emotional states. To help keep your mood (at least somewhat) under control, get more rest and regularly consume healthy meals and snacks. Fatigue and blood sugar variations might also be factors.
Spotting and cramping
Cramping and spotting are frequent during the first six weeks of pregnancy, as well as at any other point. We are aware that experiencing these symptoms may cause you to worry about issues like ectopic pregnancy at six weeks or other types of miscarriage.
You should call your doctor if any abdominal discomfort is severe (stronger than period cramps) or if bleeding starts to feel like a period.