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What to Expect in Week 6 of Your Pregnancy

6th Week Pregnancy

Sixth Week of Pregnancy: Week by Week

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At six weeks, pregnancy is almost midway through first of trimesters. Every single day brings about changes in the unborn baby although; the outward changes are nearly similar. As this is a period of growth and development for baby, it is of utmost importance to stay healthy and to evade toxin substances that might prove harmful. In some rare cases, a woman finds herself at 6 Weeks pregnant no symptoms. It is not a case for panic, as lack of signs and symptoms does not denote anything wrong with a pregnancy.

Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy at 6 Weeks

Each pregnancy is different; however, some common 6 Weeks pregnant symptoms and signs are as follows:-

  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increase in appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Occasional ache in back
  • Breathlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Over-anxiety
  • Swollen and sensitive breasts
  • Light headedness
  • Sensitive to particular smell
  • Difference in taste
  • Frequent urination
  • Broken sleep

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6 Weeks Ultrasound: What to Expect

During the 6th week of pregnancy, what should you expect to see at this time? See, 6 weeks pregnant ultrasound is an option where you can confirm the pregnancy as well as the size of a fetus. Some of the doctors want to see the six weeks pregnant ultrasound because of health and viability of the developing baby. Find some of the 6 week ultrasound pictures:-

Baby at Six Weeks Pregnancy

At this time, the waist starts feeling a bit extended although it is impossible to see any changes in a 6 Weeks pregnant belly, which remains flat. Changes that occur inside a baby are as follows:-

  • It is easier to feel heartbeats of a baby at six weeks as the sound is now quite clear
  • Placenta of a baby continues its development
  • Yolk sac carries on its function of providing nourishment
  • Baby’s face also starts taking a shape along with eyes that are like small pits on either side of a head. Tiny indentations start forming for emergence of ears
  • At six weeks a curved tail appears that is the beginning of spinal cord
  • A see-through thin layer of skin now covers an embryo
  • Legs and arms start developing from small swellings
  • A spinal cord and brain is connected by a neural tube that closes at sixth week of pregnancy. The top end of the tube develops in to brain while the end part develops in to spinal cord
  • Umbilical cord continues its growth and carries on to provide required nourishment to unborn baby
  • Kidneys ,lungs and liver starts developing and intestines start to make an appearance

Spotting and Cramping at 6 Weeks of Pregnancy

In some cases, 6 Weeks pregnant and spotting is a possible occurrence. When it is brown or light pink in color, it is often harmless and indicates that a body is adjusting itself to different changes. However, if the color of bleeding is deep red or blackish red, then it is a case for concern and a consultation with doctor becomes necessary.
6 Weeks pregnant cramping or cramping early pregnancy 6 weeks are often because of sitting continuously at one place or are abdominal cramps because of stretching of uterus. When bleeding or spotting accompanies severe cramps then it might result in miscarriage.

Causes of Spotting and Cramping at 6 Weeks Pregnant
  • Implantation bleeding- As an embryo implants on uterus walls, some spotting and cramp feeling is experienced. It is not a serious issue as nearly thirty percent of females go through this experience
  • Intercourse or pelvic examination- At six weeks a cervix is very tender with engorged blood vessels and any kind of bumping through sex or examination can result in mild spotting

Infection in vagina-Inflammation in cervix can cause some spotting and cramping at 6 Weeks pregnant, however it is not of any serious threat to a baby.

About Author

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I graduated college with a business degree and a minor in biology. I met my husband at a business convention and was happily marriage and pregnant within the first two years after saying the words “ I do”. Jennifer is the eldest of the three. Being pregnant with her, my first, I researched everything pregnancy related and read nearly every book. Giving birth to Anthony and Matty seemed more natural and less stressful the third time around. I’m happy to share what knowledge I have gathered and learn new things from other mothers. From morning sickness to Anencephaly, or potty training to thumb sucking, I have books and resource guides to share.