6 weeks pregnant

6 weeks Pregnant

Your developing baby

When you are 6 weeks pregnant, you must have taken some steps to confirm your pregnancy. If not, then confirm it right now with pregnancy kit.

Baby’s size – at 6 weeks pregnant, your baby only measures around 8 mm.

Your baby’s heart begins to beat and can be seen beating on an ultrasound scan. The heart started beating at about 150 beats per minute, which is double then us.

And the beginnings of the digestive and respiratory systems are forming, too.

Small buds that will grow into your baby’s arms and legs also appear this week.

Your baby’s facial features are forming, with dark spots where the eyes are, openings where the nostrils will be, and pits to mark the ears.

And her pituitary gland, which releases hormones, is forming, along with the rest of her brain.

Pregnancy Symptoms when you are 6 Weeks pregnant
Common pregnancy symptoms –

You will feel Exhausted, because of hormones – your body’s is trying to get adjusted with these hormones, and that’s why you’re probably feeling wiped out.
Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms in early pregnancy. Generally, we called these symptoms as morning sickness. But this doesn’t just happen in the morning. It can be an all-day affair.
Sore breasts, because of increased blood flow. when does morning sickness start
Moodiness – because of the hormones. Try to balance it, take some extra rest and eat plenty.
Frequent urination – kidneys are working extra hard to flush wastes out of your body.

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References -

Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler (2011). Your Pregnancy Week by Week (7th Ed). Da Capo Press, 2011. p. 1-24 ISBN 0738215422

Laura Riley. You & Your Baby Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-week Pregnancy Guide (1st Ed.). Meredith Books (2006). p.14

Paula Spencer, Cindy Luu. Pregnancy Journal: A Week-By-Week Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy. Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 2006. p. 11-15. ISBN 1593594364.

Einat L.K. Pregnancy week by week : Pregnancy Guide: Voices from the womb. Speedy Publishing LLC, (2014). ISBN 1633833291.

F. Gary Cunningham, John C. Hauth. WILLIAMS OBSTETRICS – 22nd Ed. (2005). The McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division. p.33 . ISBN: 0-07-141315-4

NHS. The Pregnancy book. ebook. (2009). p.6

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