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6 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide
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IN THIS ARTICLE – At this stage of your journey, new developments are beginning to unfold. Check out this week-by-week guide to find out what’s in store for your baby and your body in week 6 of pregnancy.

 

Your baby at 6 weeks pregnant | Week 6 pregnancy symptoms | 3 expert tips for a healthy and safe pregnancy | Week 6 checklist: How to plan your 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 5 of your pregnancy complete, you’re on week 6. Enjoy it, as week 7 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 7 days! Here’s some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.

Your baby at 6 weeks pregnant

What's happening 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?

  • We're going live: Your baby’s heart started beating this week and you’ll be able to see it on your next ultrasound.
  • Smile: The head of the tadpole-like fetus 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 blow up like a balloon. 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 be getting 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

 

Week 6 pregnancy symptoms

During week 6 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.

5 common week 6 pregnancy symptoms

  • Your boobs are changing. Your breasts are tender and growing.
  • Mood swings are here. You might feel like you just hit a second puberty right now.
  • Here comes the nausea. Week 6 is right in the sweet spot for nausea and morning sickness.
  • You may be feeling gassy and bloated. Your digestion will be affected by pregnancy hormones over the course of the next 34 weeks.
  • You’ll be very fatigued at points. Your body is drawing nutrients in to feed your little one, leaving you feeling a bit depleted.

3 expert tips for a healthy and safe pregnancy

Being 6 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here’s some more expert-recommended advice on how to adjust to this new stage and keep you and your baby safe.

  1. 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.
  2. Dinner for two: You will need to rethink some of your food choices now you’re eating for two. Learn how to read food labels so you understand the nutrients and to ensure you’re getting the servings you and your baby need.
  3. Snacks to help with morning sickness: If you’re feeling sick, try foods that contain ginger, ginger ale, or ginger lollipops. Also try foods that are bland and low in fat—like crackers, as well as having smaller portions more often instead of three larger meals.

Week 6 checklist: How to plan your pregnancy

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!

To-Do Checklist
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, what to do, and now you can take time to connect with the little one growing inside you.

 With week 5 in the rearview mirror and week 6 going strong, look to the future and what's coming up in week 7!

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