6 Weeks Pregnant | 6 Week Ultrasound | 6 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms


Incredible changes are taking place with your baby's growth while you are six weeks pregnant. Let's take a look at all the developments and how your body is reacting to those changes.

Baby Development:

Your baby is now in lentil size

week 6 baby development

The 6-week fetus has taken the shape of 'C' with visible protrusions that will develop into hands and legs soon. Eyes, nose, ears, chin and cheeks are beginning to take shape. The heart tube has grown into four primitive chambers and started beating at 150 times per minute which can be picked up by the 6-week ultrasound. Baby at 6 weeks is the size of a sweet pea and the 6 weeks pregnant ultrasound might show the fetal pole.

Body Changes

Uterus has begun to grow, the umbilical cord is lengthening and the bladder is taking the pressure of the growing uterus. Baby at 6 weeks is ra[idly growing with your body pushing hormones to support the baby's development. Although the baby is taking up space, 6 weeks pregnant belly hasn't developed a bump yet. The body might not be showing visible changes but is experiencing various symptoms which will be dealt below.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

Due Date Calculator

6 weeks pregnant symptoms:

All the symptoms you've been experiencing have just begun to amplify. Most women experience discomfort while being 6 weeks pregnant. This is due to a surge in hormones. Morning sickness is now all-day sickness.

Pregnancy Symptoms
  1. Pregnancy fatigue
  2. Mood swings
  3. Tender breasts
  4. Nausea
  5. Constipation
  6. Bloating
  7. Frequent Urination
  8. Indigestion
  9. Cramping & spotting
  10. Darker areolas
  11. While the signs of pregnancy at 6 weeks remain the same, the intensity might have increased. While light spotting is normal, any heavy bleeding during pregnancy 6 weeks must be attended by a doctor immediately.

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

Mother’s blood will be passed to the unborn baby. So, avoid alcohol intake to avoid physical, behavioural and intellectual disabilities in children. Frequent urination might hinder your sleep pattern so make sure to get plenty of rest in phases throughout the day. Your breasts may be tingling or tender because of increased blood flow, so wear a comfortable supportive bra. Avoid odours that trigger nausea. Avoid smoking and second-hand smoking. Relaxing music and activities are your friends for weeks to come.

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