What To Expect At 6 Weeks - firstpregnant.com

What To Expect At 6 Weeks

Congratulations! The journey of motherhood has just started and you have reached the milestone of being 6 weeks pregnant. The particular week is known to bring about major changes in your body. In fact, at 6 weeks pregnant, you will be feeling those major pregnancy signs. Moreover, you may even get to hear your baby’s heart beating in the approaching ultrasound.

However, what are other significant things happening to your baby and you body when you are 6 weeks pregnant? The answer is given below:

Baby Development

When you are 6 weeks pregnant, the length of your unborn baby is 0.13 and weight reaches 0.04 ounces. Moreover sixth week is considered to be major growth week for the baby. When you are 6 weeks pregnant, the facial features of the baby start appearing. Infact, one can actually see what will form his cheeks, inner ears, chin, and jaw.

Moreover, the baby also starts developing arms, leg buds, liver, lungs, and kidneys. One can witness that the brain hemispheres are forming and his heart start pumping blood. In fact, if you are lucky enough, you will get to hear his heartbeat as well.

Journey To Being 6 Weeks Pregnant
Journey To Being 6 Weeks Pregnant

Changes In Your Body

When you are 6 weeks pregnant, you may already be feeling pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, and some other ways as well. Moreover, hcG, the pregnancy hormone will increase blood flow to your pelvic area while your kidneys will become more efficient at removing waste from your body.

Some other common symptoms when you are pregnant may be dizziness, spotting during pregnancy, fatigue, sore breasts, and abdominal pain. Some more symptoms are:


Frequent urination is also a major sign which you feel when you are pregnant. At this stage of pregnancy, your uterus grows which ultimately pushes down on you bladder and leaves a little storage space. This means that you find yourself getting up in the middle of the night for urinating quite often. However, just remember that if you feel some kind of pain or hurting while you pee, it may also be a urinary tract infection.

Indigestion And Heartburn

Indigestion and heartburn are nonexistent through most of the pregnancy period. Now, during pregnancy, the muscle which prevents your digestive juices and stomach acid from backing up relaxes. It is high time that you choose your clothing which should not put high pressure on your belly. Moreover, it is always advisable to consume meals of moderate sizes as and when you feel hungry.

Journey To Being 6 Weeks Pregnant
Journey To Being 6 Weeks Pregnant

However, remember, pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman. However, some of the symptoms are common though the intensity may be different. Moreover, your doctor may want to see you once in a month now. This is because the symptoms may differ but there is nothing to worry about. Moreover, your doctor would like to do a pelvic test and do some tests to know about iron levels, RH factor, and also determine your blood type. Thus, you may have to go some urine tests for knowing about your protein levels.

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