Congratulations! We are so excited for you! Most women find out they are pregnant at 6 weeks. If this is your first pregnancy, you are the right spot. Here you will learn important facts and tips that may help you throughout your pregnancy. Although we don’t know it all, we’ve been there and done that! Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN as he/she can give you the best advice. Meanwhile, in this article you will learn all you must know about 6 weeks of pregnancy.
How many weeks am I?
This topic may be a little confusing. Since, it may be hard to tell when the baby was conceived, the way pregnancy is calculated nowadays is based on your last menstrual period (LMP). If you start the count based on that, your pregnancy will be around 40 weeks.
What changes in my body should I expect at pregnancy week 6?
At 6 weeks of pregnancy, some women gain a few pounds by this point, although some others report losing some weight. You may notice changes in your breasts which include tenderness, swelling and darkening of the areolas. At this point too, you may have started to experience heartburn which is common during pregnancy. Some women experience spotting (light bleeding) which may be accompanied by light cramping. Spotting is not necessarily a reason to be concerned. However you should monitor it and let your doctor know about it. You may also want to consult your doctor if the bleeding becomes heavy or if your cramps are worse than normal period cramps.
How big is my baby at 6 weeks?
This is a tough question as we have seen different answers in our research. Some sources claim that at 6 weeks your baby is 1/8 of an inch in length while others claim that your baby is ¾ of an inch in length.
What is going on inside my belly?
Your baby is developing his/her lungs, nose, jaw and palate. Hand and feet buds are webbed. The brain is starting to develop into more complex parts. Your baby’s heartbeat may be heard through a vaginal ultrasound and sometimes even in an abdominal ultrasound at 6 weeks, although we suggest to wait until you are 8 weeks for that.
What should I consider or plan right now?
At this moment, ENJOY! There will be more time for planning. It will be good if you know yours and your partner’s blood type as cautionary method. If you already started taking your prenatal vitamins and feel
What can my partner do?
If you are experiencing nausea, your partner can help by cooking or ordering takeout, grocery shopping, and cleaning up the house/