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When talking about the size of a developing baby, most healthcare providers will discuss the size in terms of `crown-to-rump` length. Crown-to-rump length simply means the distance from the top of the babys head to its buttocks. Because the babys legs are usually bent or tucked inwards, crown-to-heel length is hard to determine. By the sixth week of pregnancy, your developing baby is 2 to 4 mm long. You may have even gained a few pounds at this point. However, if you have been nauseated or not eating well you might have lost weight.

You have actually been pregnant for an entire month now! More than likely, you have noticed some changes within your body and you might also notice that your clothes are fitting slightly tighter around the waist. Some women also gain pregnancy weight in their legs, face and breasts. It is not uncommon to experience heartburn or constipation at this time either. Symptoms are usually not severe at this time. If you were to have a pelvic exam at this point of your pregnancy, your doctor would be able to feel your uterus and would notice some changes in its size. Although you will not be able to hear your babys heartbeat with a Doppler yet, you might be able to see it beating if you have an ultrasound at this time.

From week 6 to week 10 of your pregnancy, you will be in the embryonic period. This is a very important time of development for your baby and the embryo is most susceptible to experience developmental interferences and birth defects at this time. Although the embryo is still very small, it is growing and developing rapidly. Your babys early brain chambers are forming and the eyes are also beginning to form. Buds will appear and will develop into arms and legs in later weeks.

Many pregnant women will have their first prenatal appointment around this time. Generally, the first appointment is the longest and your doctor will gather a health history of you, the father and your families. You should ask questions and get to know your healthcare provider well. Your doctor will probably ask about any prior medical problems, your pregnancy and birth history and other gynecological concerns. You should tell your caregiver about any prior miscarriages, stillbirths or abortions that you have had. You should also tell your doctor about any medications that you take or allergies that you have. Your doctor will give you a pelvic exam and a Pap smear. During a pelvic exam, your doctor will be able to determine if your uterus is the appropriate size. A breast exam will also be performed. Lab tests may also be done at this prenatal visit. Some doctors will also perform early ultrasounds during the first prenatal appointment to date the pregnancy, confirm the pregnancy or check for abnormalities.

The heart is starting to develop at this time. The fetus` blood group may be different from your own!

Facial features are visible, including a mouth and tongue. The eyes have a retina and lens.

The digestive system starts forming, beginning with the first cells of the stomach and the intestine.

There are small indentations in the head, ready for the development of facial features, eyes, and ears. The outline of the jaw starts to form.

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baby ali - 1 days ago
Got no pregnancy symptoms and still wiping away brown blood😖

baby ali - 2 days ago
Got the blood results today and thank god the hcg level has doubled in two days! Am soo happy! Got scan on the 9th sep, and I am still bleeding which is a very confusing pregnancy for me but am happy so far 😄

baby ali - 3 days ago
6 weeks today and Dnt no if baby is in my belly or not 😰 scan date on the 9th September,

ckaySA - 3 days ago
sn2bmomof4...i so feel you on that...feels like all the sleep is not enough...even though it feels like i'm sleeping all the time lol

sn2bmomof4 - 4 days ago
Im so tired all the time. I cant get enough sleep.

ckaySA - 4 days ago
started the day with some hectic nausea and dizziness...various smells starting to really upset my minute i'm digging into some oranges...the next i can't stand the smell!! lol...

baby ali - 6 days ago
Aussie- went hospital they sed brown discharge/ blood cud be implantation bleeding and not to worry as the pregnancy shows a strong positive they gave me scan appointment on the 9th sept, they sed as an only 5 weeks it's too early to do the scan they wudnt be able to see anything

aussiemumma86 - 7 days ago
Baby ali- some people bleed through out there pregnancies and doctors arn't sure why. Maybe you fell pregnant more towards when you were aboit to start your periods? And its just old blood. I still wouldn't give up hope yet. Alot of ladies bleed and still have a healthy pregnancy. The waiting part is the hardest. In saying all of the above i had a mc two months and i just spotted brown blood only when i wipped. I was 8 weeks pregnant that happened for 4 days on and off and not alot but i thought i better get it checked out and i wasnt to worried but i did end up having a mc. I know its hard to try and not stress and i have my fingers crossed that everything worls out well for you. Xx

baby ali - 7 days ago
Aussiemum- I found out am pregnant 4 days ago, I started my period on the right time so I didn't think I was pregnant but it's brown blood and not red so I did the test thinking somethings not right and it was positive, went to the doctors and she did a test it was positive but doc doesn't no why am bleeding it's been 5 days still spotting, waiting for the senior Doctor to call me today. Feeling so depressed 😒

aussiemumma86 - 8 days ago
When did u find out you were pregnant? Praying that you arnt mc xx

baby ali - 8 days ago
From week 5 ladies just a question for ladies here as week 5 is soooo quiet. I found out am pregnant but started my period 5 days ago it's not the usual heavy period but light and dark, and still got it, am not misscarying am I? Anyone had this and still had a healthy baby? Am confused. This never happened to me and this is pregnancy number 4, am making an appointment to see my doctor 2mrw. Any replies will help thankyou

aussiemumma86 - 8 days ago
I had bloods done on monday and wed to see ify levels have risen just because i had a mc 2 months ago so my first lot of bloods were 16 thousand and something and my 2n lot of bloods were 19 thousand and something so they have doubled so thats a good sign so the doc ordered my routine pregnancy bloods today i go for a dating scan next wed yay! Then the following week my gyno appt. Does and one else know what there levels are for being around 6 weeks pregnant?

ckaySA - 8 days ago
nervousnelly, i've made that same mistake a few times lol...not cool at all!! lol

ckaySA - 8 days ago
extremely fatigued and not in the mood for anything...let alone office work lol...welcome new moms...glad to see the group growing ;)...2 more weeks then we have our first appt with Dr so't wait to see our little peanut...

nervousnelly - 9 days ago
My stomach hurts soooooo bad! I was very hungry so I went to Arby's and got a junior roast beef and an order of potato cakes. Well while waiting I kept looking at their orange cream shake. What a mistake! They only come in 16 oz and it was so good I downed it on the way home! I knew I was full but I figured I could still eat my food. Why?! Now I'm in so much pain lol!

sn2bmomof4 - 9 days ago
Hello all 6 weeks today with number 5! I really didnt expect to be here again but im happy that i am.

Taylorsbunno2 - 9 days ago
Rissa- same with u with nausea in the afternoons. I now have my vitamin with a orange and a cup of coffee in the morning which has helps as it had added ginger in to relieve nausea. I haven't had a phone call regarding my first appointment yet. However, me and my partner are paying for a private scan as this is our first together. I have 2 girls and he has a girl too. So I wonder what colour I would hope for this time ;)

ckaySA - 9 days ago
6 weeks today yey!!!...feeling kinda good actually...still having problems with sleep at night and boobs sore...nausea still on and off but i'm always munching so it helps...i've now gotten into a routine of taking an afternoon nap after i pick up the kids which helps ALOT!! lol

aussiemumma86 - 10 days ago
I've just come into week 6 i go to week 7 on tuesday. My first appt is the 8th sept. Looking forward to that. Actually having a proper due date. Still feeling yucky from this bug i had but i have usually been a little nauseas but mostly light headed. I have 2 boys so i wonder if this little one is a girl. I hope so but will be blessed either way.

nervousnelly - 10 days ago
I move to week 7 on Friday also. My first appt isn't until 9-10. I've had I know I'm pregnant days and days when I question it. Today I was sooooo tired. I was rejuvenated after a 2.5 hour nap though lol. Had no problem cleaning at work.

Rissa1 - 10 days ago
I have nausea in bursts here and there throughout the day. It usually sticks around for a while in the afternoons, starting from between 2-3pm and then until after dinner. Bleh! I don't vomit, but I can only eat whatever it is I can actually stand to think about at that moment. I move on to week 7 tomorrow and I have my first appointment next Monday. Can't wait! The first trimester always feels like it takes FOREVER!

Taylorsbunno2 - 10 days ago
And I'm also constipated like some of you too! When does everyone start moving over to week 7? Mine is Friday. Well until I have a scan and they move my dates on Sept 5th

Taylorsbunno2 - 10 days ago
Yesterday nausea was so bad that everything I tasted was like it was gone off then the hormones hit me as I was so hungry and nauseated I crued lol. A lot better today and been to work so mind has been kept of CARBS haha.

nervousnelly - 10 days ago
Hello all. 6w5d.

aussiemumma86 - 10 days ago
Cksay- what i thought was morning sickness was actually a really bad case of a gastro bug vomiting and diarrhea. Never been as sick in my life as i have been all day and since 4.3a when it first started i have been in bed all day unless i need the bathroom (which was a lot) feeling a little better now but dont think im over it. My oldest had to be picked up from school he vomited 3 times there so hopefully it doesnt go through us all. I really feel sorry for mummies that have that really bad morning sickness i just couldnt deal with it. I have usually and iron gut and only get the runs if I'm sick i never vomit. So there is no way i could deal with really bad morning sickness.

ckaySA - 10 days ago
wow aussiemumma...i feel for you...i hope i keep the vomiting at bay...that's something i just couldn't deal with...been quite dizzy and lightheaded with nausea still on and off...and so constipated...not sure if it's the prenatals i've been taking or what...

ckaySA - 10 days ago
wow aussiemumma...i feel for you...i hope i keep the vomiting at bay...that's something i just couldn't deal with...been quite dizzy and lightheaded with nausea still on and off...and so constipated...not sure if it's the prenatals i've been taking or what...

aussiemumma86 - 11 days ago
Woops! Think i spoke to soon abput throwing up it 4.45am and bam! Woke up thankgod my bed is right beside toilet cause i let go everywhere it was gross then when i thought tbings couldn't get worse i peed myself! Lol ah all fun and games. Seriously though i remember being sick a couple of times with my first son but not constantly feeling nausea and dizzy all the time. Hows everyone else?

Taylorsbunno2 - 11 days ago
Aussiemumma snap! Especially if I'm hungry then nausea is awful. I'm wanting carbs carbs and more carbs whoops!

aussiemumma86 - 11 days ago
Hello week 6 ...ah feel nauseas all day every day not to the point of throwing up but just off and yucky my boobs are so tender so thats a good sign. Cant wait for an us to see my lucky last baby! Just wosh i was 12 weeks already

Taylorsbunno2 - 11 days ago
Nausea is kicking my arse today! If I smell anything sweet or anything that I don't want to eat then OMG

ckaySA - 12 days ago
my sleeping patterns have changed quite a bit...mostly due to all the trips to the loo i guess...but this morning i woke at 3:30am wide a awake (with nausea of course lol)...and i can't seem to fall asleep again...hence my post at this hour lol...i'm come on week 6!!

Rissa1 - 14 days ago
Bee gee, is your HCG level low for 6 weeks? Maybe it's just a little too early to see the baby yet. Somethin similar happened to me with my DD, and then the next appt., the doctor was able to see the baby. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Taylorsbunno2 - 15 days ago
Week 6 today and it's like my body knew! 2am BAM woke up needing a wee and MS but now it's 6am and no symptoms yet they do get worse as the day goes on.

Beegee - 15 days ago
Went to the er today with right side pain. They saw a sack in my uterus, but weren't positive about seeing a yolk. HCG was 1901, I'm supposed to be 6wks today. Kinda scared.

beegee - 16 days ago
Hey everyone. I have almost no symptoms. No MS, boobs are just a little sore, and slight pains here and there. Totally different then my 3 other pregnancies. I'm hoping that this one is ok. I don't think I've ever had a miscarriage, so I pray I don't have one with this baby.

Rissa1 - 16 days ago
Hello, Week 6!

tryingfor4 - 19 days ago
So happy to see some other people in the group :). How are you feeling? I have been tired and usually only have some very mild nausea sometimes in the later afternoon/ evening.

jenn1022 - 39 days ago
Hi week 6, About the MS have any of you tried seabands before? I got them with my 3rd and they really worked for me, theyre these arm bands you put around your wrists and they are for sea sickness, morning sickness etc. anyway you can find them at rite aid and other drug stores..

goingcrazywithfourth - 47 days ago
Yay week 6!!

june2012 - 51 days ago
JDH... Thanks and I am feeling better now... I had my 1st Ob appointment 2days ago and was given something to reduce the nausea... How many weeks/days are you currently @?

JDH - 52 days ago
Hi June! So glad to see someone else here! My two oldest kids have had some awful stomach bug, and it's taken all my strength to not throw up next to them! All seems good today, so I'm CLEANING! But I run out of breath so fast I probably won't get too much done. Hope you get to feeling better!!

june2012 - 52 days ago
Halo week6... How is everyone doing in here? From my side, nausea has kicked in with a bang, lol. I started throwing up already and I am wondering how am gonna balance this with work, it's not easy...

JDH - 54 days ago
Anyone still here!?

angelfree77 - 58 days ago
Thank you, JDH! And congratulations on #4!

JDH - 58 days ago
Angel, congratulations! I hardly get any symptoms and this is #4 and it scares me every time! I guess I get super tired but with 3 little ones it's not a noticeable because there's not much I can do about it. It's good to see someone else on here!

angelfree77 - 58 days ago
Week 6 hit on Sunday with a vengeance, but I am so grateful. I am pretty sure I've been having symptoms since conception...a myriad of symptoms. First, it was hard-to-manage blood sugar levels, light-headedness, mild headaches, and exhaustion. During weeks 3 and 4, it was sore breasts, dizzy spells, extreme hunger, cramping, and more mild headaches and exhaustion. Weeks 5 and 6 have seen increasing nausea, cramps, and exhaustion. After losing a baby to a miscarriage at week 9 in 2007, I am happy for every symptom (except the cramping...that scares me). I had no symptoms during that pregnancy. 8 years later and at the age of 37, I wasn't sure that I would ever have a baby. I am soooo excited and soooo happy, so Nausea, bring it on!!!

JustTheBaker - 72 days ago
Good morning week 6. I hit 6 weeks exactly this morning, and the morning sickness is starting to ramp up. Not puking yet, thankfully, but definite nausea for hours each morning and at night. Some things taste completely off too - last night I made pasta for supper, and then couldn't eat it, it tasted revolting! I took a clear blue test last night, and was thrilled to see that little 3+ on it.

no-cut-no-circumcision - 82 days ago
So far, surprisingly, I am feeling ok. My first preggo, I was vomiting from conception. The 2nd, from about 4 weeks. Luckily, it stopped by week 14. This one has been easy so far. That worries me too. My last pregnancy ended in miscarriage and I never 'felt' pregnant. My fingers are crossed. Doing all I can to have positive thoughts

GaNa1417 - 84 days ago
Hey ladies! I used this site with my first pregnancy not so much with my 2nd but 5 1/2 years later I'm back with baby #3 :) Hope all is well with mommy and bumps!

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