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6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week 6

Pregnancy Week 6 Information

6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week 6

6 Weeks Pregnant – Common Signs & Symptoms

At 6 weeks pregnant, the amount of the hormones estrogen and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) coursing through your body grows as your baby grows. The levels of hCG double every 24 hours, peaking at week 10. It’s this surge that causes first-trimester nausea and vomiting in about 80 percent of pregnant women, according to research.

You are in the first trimester.

Nausea and vomiting aren’t the only things causing you to frequently urinate. During pregnancy, the amount of blood pumped by the heart each minute increases by 30 to 50 percent. This boost begins by week 6 and peaks between weeks 16 and 28. To handle the increased blood flow your kidneys need to produce more fluids, and this causes increased urination.

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6 Weeks Pregnant – Baby’s Development

The embryo is a half-inch long at his stage and doesn’t look like a baby yet. The embryo now sports two distinct black spots on either side of its rapidly maturing head. These are the optic vesicles, which will later form its eyes.

At pregnancy week 6, the baby’s nose, ears, and jaws are already taking shape. Rudimentary web-like hands and feet are sprouting, too, and the digestive and respiratory systems are in the early stages of development.

This week, a transvaginal ultrasound image will detect a fetal pole, which is a collection of fetal cells separate from the yolk sack and the earliest visual evidence of a developing baby.

At 6 weeks pregnant, your hormones are changing really fast; your breasts are tender; you frequently urinate; you always feel tired; and morning sickness is beginning to weigh down on you seriously. Here is the reason: Your baby’s brain, nervous system, heart, and other organs and systems are developing rapidly.

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6 Weeks Pregnant – Self-care Tips 

  • At pregnancy week 6, drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water daily. There are many reasons for this, including increasing the level of amniotic fluid that cushions the baby.
  • Do not retain your urine.
  • Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day so as to keep from vomiting.
  • Nibble on bland crackers 15 minutes before getting out of bed every day.
  • Do not lie down immediately after eating.
  • At 6 weeks pregnant, avoid extremely warm places.

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6 Weeks Pregnant - Pregnancy Week 6 is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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