6 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide
6 Weeks Pregnant

6 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

Congratulations! You’re six weeks pregnant and in your second month. There’s a lot happening at this stage of your journey. Check out this week-by-week guide to find out what’s in store for your baby and your body in week six of pregnancy.

6 weeks pregnant is which trimester? First trimester

How many weeks of pregnancy are left? 34 weeks

6 weeks pregnant is how many months? You’re in your second month.


With week five of your pregnancy complete, you’re on week six. Enjoy it, as week seven is on the horizon! 

One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is how many changes you’ll experience with your little one over the span of just seven days! Here are some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.

 

Your baby at 6 weeks pregnant:

What’s going on in there

  • Your baby is the size of a sweet pea.
  • You’re officially through the second month.
  • The countdown continues: You've got 34 weeks to go!
What happens during the 6th week of pregnancy?
  • An exciting milestone: Your baby’s heart started beating this week.
  • The first look: You’ll probably have a six-week ultrasound, which at this time, is usually performed transvaginally. You may be able to see the baby’s beating heart as well as find out if you're expecting twins or other multiples. 
  • Smile: The head of the tadpole-like embryo is forming a little face with what will become the cheeks and chin of a cheeky smile. Also making an appearance this week are two small black dots on your baby’s face that will eventually turn into eyes.
  • Coming along nicely: There’s so much growing, with digestive and respiratory tracts forming, along with tiny arm and leg buds.
What should I be feeling at 6 weeks pregnant?
  • Don’t expect to suddenly have a baby bump. This early, you’ll see little change to your tummy, and if you have particularly bad morning sickness, you might even lose weight.
  • You will no doubt experience some level of morning sickness. Eating ginger products can help to calm the nausea.
How big is your baby at 6 weeks pregnant?
6 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Weight

Still tiny

Baby Length

0.2–0.25 inches

Baby Size

Comparable to a sweet pea

6 weeks pregnant symptoms

During week six of pregnancy, your body is changing quickly. As your baby grows, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time.

9 common 6 weeks pregnant symptoms
  1. Your breasts are growing and feel tender.
  2. Mood swings are here. You might feel like you have just hit a second puberty.
  3. Here comes the nausea. Week six is right in the sweet spot for nausea and morning sickness.
  4. You may be feeling gassy and bloated. Pregnancy hormones will affect your digestion over the next 34 weeks.
  5. You’ll be very fatigued at points. Your body is drawing nutrients in to feed your little one, leaving you feeling a bit depleted.
  6. An expanding uterus and increased blood flow to your kidneys may cause you to pee more frequently.  
  7. You may experience very light spotting. Many women with healthy pregnancies notice trace amounts of pink, red, or dark brown blood during the first trimester. It’s a good idea to let your doctor know if you are spotting so they can monitor you.
  8. You may also have no symptoms at six weeks. Every mom-to-be is different, and some have more early pregnancy symptoms than others.
  9. While your baby is busy growing rapidly inside, chances are your belly hasn’t noticeably changed on the outside. 
3 tips for week 6 for a healthy and safe pregnancy

Being six weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to adjust to this new stage to keep you and your baby safe.

  • Ask your doctor to weigh in: Discuss with your doctor what is a healthy weight to be at over the different stages of your pregnancy.
  • Dinner for two: You will need to rethink some of your food choices now that you’re eating for two. Learn how to read food labels to understand the nutrients and ensure you’re getting the servings you and your baby need.
  • Snacks to help with morning sickness: If you’re feeling sick, try foods that contain ginger, ginger ale, or ginger lollipops. Also, try to have bland and low-fat foods like crackers. Eat smaller portions throughout the day rather than three large meals. 

Week 6 pregnancy checklist

Knowing what to do week-by-week can help you feel prepared and alleviate stress. Add these new items to your to-do list this week. You’ve got this, mama!

Week 6 Pregnancy To-Dos

Complete

Schedule your first prenatal appointment 

Study up on the foods you can and can’t eat 

Continue to enjoy exercise

Learn more about your pregnancy, including pregnancy planning and pregnancy nutrition, to feel prepared to continue this magical adventure. You’re armed with the facts and know what to do, so now you can take time to connect with the little one growing inside you.

With week five in the rearview mirror and week six going strong, look to the future and what's coming up in week seven!

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