Pregnancy Week 6

Some minor pains appear during pregnancy week 6: sleepiness, sore breasts, hyper-salivation, frequent urination… So many things to tell your gynecologist that you will see for your first appointment.

Inside your belly, growth is rapid this week. Just 4 weeks after conception, the neural tube along your baby’s back is closing and the baby’s heart is pumping blood.

Symptoms Of Pregnancy Week 6

You are currently in your second month of pregnancy, your belly is not showing yet but you are already feeling signs: your breasts have swollen and become hypersensitive. On top of that, you experience many early pregnancy symptoms that most women may experience at this time.

These include nausea (morning sickness), tiredness, fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain or cramping, pelvic pain, frequent urination, constipation, mood swings, etc.

Fatigue is always present, and cravings can appear in some women as well as a strong aversion to other foods. Symptoms of pregnancy may be similar to those of approaching menstruation.

Baby Development

By the sixth week of pregnancy, the embryo grows very quickly and his body starts taking a C-shaped curvature. Small buds will soon become arms and legs, a draft of the nervous system appears, and basic facial features will begin to emerge. 

A 6-week old embryo still has a “tail”, from which the spinal cord will come. He measures approximately 4 mm from head to rump and is already visible on the ultrasound.

Pregnancy Week 6: What To Do?

You’re probably excited to see your little tadpole, and you may want to take your first check-up to make sure everything is fine. Your first ultrasound, also known as a sonogram, will take place when you’re around 6 to 8 weeks pregnant.

A common use of ultrasound in early pregnancy is to calculate gestational age and the expected due date, monitor normal fetal development, and screen for any potential problems. But not all women need to have an ultrasound at this early point of pregnancy.

Your doctor may request this ultrasound for a number of reasons, including confirming the presence of your baby’s heartbeat. An ultrasound is a tool used to take a picture, a sonogram is a picture that the ultrasound generates.

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