6 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

    6 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

    You are 6 weeks pregnant and at this stage of your journey, new developments are beginning to unfold. Explore Enfamil’s week-by-week guide to find out what’s in store for your baby and your body in week 6 of pregnancy.

    At 6 weeks pregnant:

    • Your baby is the size of a sweet pea.
    • You’re halfway 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?

    It’s all getting interesting. Those pregnancy hormones will start to take over your life, changing your body, your mood, your cravings and at this stage, they will indiscriminately surprise you with new symptoms.

    You will no doubt be getting some level of morning sickness eating ginger products can help to calm the nausea.

    6 Weeks Pregnant Facts

    How big is your baby? Check out the chart below to find out! 

    Baby Size at 6 Weeks
    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 adjusting to the new life it’s supporting. As your baby changes, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time. Keep these week 6 pregnancy symptoms on your radar:

    • 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.

    Tips:

    Being 6 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Get advice on how to adjust to this new stage from the experts at Enfamil.

    • Discuss with your doctor what is a healthy weight to be at over the different stages of your pregnancy.
    • 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.
    • 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: Plan Your Pregnancy

    Be prepared. Explore our pregnancy checklist below and add these items to your to-do list this week.

    To-Do Complete
    Schedule your first prenatal appointment
    Study up on the foods you can and can’t eat
    Continue to enjoy exercise

    If you’re interested in learning more about your pregnancy, get pointers on the first trimester as well as tips on pregnancy nutrition today.