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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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Comments on week 6

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Hope everyone is doing well. The past couple of days have been exhausting because my two year old has had a fever with severe vomiting and diarrhea. She's been getting up in the middle of the night and so I haven't been able to get a good sleep in. Plus, I've been going through my morning sickness so we've been both feeling horrible together. She seems to be getting better though and she's finally been able to eat and drink things. - 5 days ago
Had ultrasound done today. Found out I am pregnant and saw the heartbeat. Bitter sweet. I'm excited yet nervous at the same time. Miscarriage is a constant worry :(

babybuka - 5 days ago
Anything4nikki I'm glad I'm not alone in that! My pants are so uncomfortable. I hate it! Part of me is wondering if I'm farther along than I think because of it. It's so weird. I didn't have this with either of my other children so early on. Weird. I'm going to the dr tomorrow so we shall see :) - 5 days ago
babybuka, I'm also feeling bloated! It's to the point where I feel uncomfortable when my pants are buttoned so I've been using the rubberband trick with my jeans. I wake up feeling fine but by lunch time my stomach feels big and full. This is similar to how I felt when I was pregnant with my second child who is a boy. For some reason, when I was pregnant with my girls I didn't feel bloated and my pants didn't seem to feel tight. I even wore my regular jeans until I was 6 months pregnant with them. - 5 days ago , I also experienced extreme hunger before I took a test. I woke up one morning and I was starving. Now that my extreme morning sickness hit (it came over the weekend) it's difficult for me to eat. The thought of food makes me want to vomit. Let me know how the test goes. If it is positive then that would be great! If the test comes up negative then you can look forward to the next cycle. I'm honestly surprised I got pregnant when I did because me and my partner only BD twice during that was right after I finished AF and another time two days before I expected AF to come on. I must've ovulated earlier than I normally do because I normally don't try to BD the week leading up to it. Do you track your ovulation to try to target your fertile period? If not then maybe you can try that to see it it helps...sending lots of baby dust to you!

babybuka - 5 days ago
6 weeks today! I got to my first Dr's appointment tomorrow! This is my 3rd and I feel SO bloated already. Seems crazy but my clothes are all tighter and I'm self conscious because not a lot of people know yet. Is it normal so soon?? - 6 days ago yea I will try and test just scared to do but I will that is how I am feeling right now queasy light head need to sleep boobs hurt only sometimes not how they would when af is on her way i feel tighness but not sure if it uterus or not. And hungery more then usual but now i feel stuffed as of yesterday like if i eat i will explode and peeing alot for a week now I am running to the bathroom all the time. And week as if I have no energy - 6 days ago, I had the classic pregnancy symptoms. The symptoms I had were sore boobs, feeling tired (it wasn't extreme, just had the need for a mid day nap), and I felt kind of queasy at times around the time I found out but nausea wasn't bad (at least not this time around). A few days before I found out I was cleaning and doing laundry and I felt a sudden sense of dizziness and felt lightheaded to the point I had to have a seat for about a minute or two. I also had minor cramps and it seemed as if my uterus was tight...almost as if it was being squeezed. I knew I was pregnant before I took the test. I know my body and knew that certain things weren't normal the week leading up to my cycle. Also, I've been pregnant other times so it was easier for me to recognize the signs. I know how it feels to be let down by pregnancy tests, especially when you want it to be positive so bad. I think its worth taking one though. Let me know how it goes. - 6 days ago
Hello I am new here and need some adviceI have been marriedfor 3 years and having trouble to concieve. But this months I have missed my period so far I am 5 days late and right now have headsches dizzy none stop mood swings all over the place dont have energy like i used to if I move too fast I feel like i am gonna faint. Bloated slight cramping but not much little nausea but dont know if due to headache. Cant see my doc until next month if I am I would be 4 weeks how did u guys feel at that week do u think I can be I am scared of taking a test and being let down for the thousand time what do u guys think. Do I have a chance. Please help me. - 6 days ago
Six weeks pregnant as of today. Morning sickness has set in and I'm finding it hard to eat without feeling sick. Bland food has been helping. Since flavors and other tastes makes me sick, I find that I can eat better when food has minimal taste and smell. On a bright note, I had my first doctors appt last Friday and got a quick scan. Everything is looking pretty good. Hope everyone is doing well!

jewjew - 6 days ago
themutter - im also fromweek 7 just gone in there - just thought id pop back in here and see whats happening cos s mama said quiet all over not like last time i was on here = ill keep my fingers crossed that all is safe and you stay positive, imsure all will be wellfor you xxxxxx

Themutterinme - 8 days ago
6 weeks today and Staying cautiously optimistic. Had a M/C in June in the 10th week. I told too many people 1st pg not telling any this time so have no one to talk with. We're got some anxiety that this one is successful.

MamaSantos8 - 8 days ago
I am here! Well not technically, I have moved on to week 7 as of today. It's a ghost town in there too so I will bounce back and forth. Today is the first day in over a week that I have felt halfway normal. I even went grocery shopping! Haven't been able to do that! lol

spam84 - 8 days ago
You ladies are super quite!!!! Nearly at 7 weeks πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

spam84 - 9 days ago
6 weeks and 4 days.....woohoo.

MamaSantos8 - 9 days ago
I am sorry I shouldn't have said I seen the Doctor himself. I have only been to the doctors and seen the nurse practioner. She is the one that confirmed the pregnancy. I too have to wait until ten weeks :(

jewjew - 10 days ago
MAMA i havent contacted our doctor or midwife yet - we dont usually do that till about ten weeks gone and then we go in for the chat and arrange the scan dates etc - you lucky to see your doc so early - i have just been to the shop to buy ginger biscuits to try and get this sicky feeling under control but falling atm - hows everyone else doing

MamaSantos8 - 10 days ago
I am sooooo sick and soooo tired! If I move too fast or turn the wrong way I feel like I will be sick. Constant nausea and exhaustion and I was never like this with my first!

MamaSantos8 - 10 days ago
Jewjew My doctor did confirm my pregnancy at 6weeks 2 days so now I am 6weeks 5 days. My next appointment isnt until Dec 10th. Seems like forever away!

jewjew - 12 days ago
mama how did you get on yesterday at the doctors - did he confirm your pregnancy lol xx

jewjew - 12 days ago
hi daisy that is really good news xx

jewjew - 12 days ago
hi ladies i have been feeling constantly sick for the past few days all day, i havent actually been sick and im sooo tired, hows everyone elses symptoms going. When i was pregnant with my other two children i didnt feel sick at all so this is a new one on me.

MamaSantos8 - 13 days ago
Yay to day one in week six! I have my first doctors appointment in an hour, let's see what they say! I am pregnant, that I know for sure with these raging hormones, swollen breasts and nausea! uGHHHH - 15 days ago
Just got back from an ultrasound and saw a cute little blob and heard the sweetest little heartbeat! After 4 miscarriages where we could never get a heartbeat.. I am cautiously optimistic that we will have a baby late June/early July!

hoping4two - 16 days ago
Hi ladies, Im new to this forum and I just wanted to congratulate everyone on their bfp's.. I am currently 6 weeks and 1 day prego...

movnadia - 18 days ago
Yay I got my account back thanks to contacting the admins :) so now I updated my profile and added a photo of current baby in my belly if anyone wants to have a look :) I am off to week 7 tomorrow see you all there xxx

HopingforaGirl35 - 19 days ago
Off to 7 weeks tomorrow! So happy and excited about each week ending and each week beginning! :o) - 19 days ago
I was surprised at the small amount of members as well when I first signed on again Tuesday. I did notice that there are phone apps now too that I don't believe were available when I was pregnant with my others. Maybe that is why there are less members here. Also, I can't get into the doctor until the 25th, is there anywhere to get OTC prenatal vitamins in the mean time? - 21 days ago
Thank you 8blessings. That sucks you are anemic :( taking iron suplements makes me sooo constipated... I hope you will not need a blood transfusion... xxx

8blessings - 21 days ago
@nadia that is great news good to hear baby is growing nicely :)well i got my test results for my bloods/cervical smear,my smear results were good but my bloods were not im actually anemic and docs said i have to take more bloods/i ron tablets, she thinks that's probably why i had a m/c in January,i might even need a blood transfusion along the way, but im still going to stay positive will be 7wks on Saturday and still haven't found a m/w yet, - 22 days ago
So I had my scan my due date is on the 28 of june and I am 6.2 weeks and babys heartbeat was nice and strong at 122 :) - 24 days ago
Christina... sorry to hear you are in pain :( I hope it all turns out well. Xxx - 24 days ago
Christina... sorry to hear you are in pain :( I hope it all turns out well. Xxx

christina7289 - 25 days ago
I been having pains in my lower right side doctor thinks it maybe a cyst but will not do a scan they said all my leaves are very high so flustered - 25 days ago
So I turned 6 weeks yesterday and I was sooo sick last night. Ms has definitely caught up with me and now I wish I didnt get it even tho it was unreassuring if the pregnancy is going well or not... I guess its all good now I just have to wait for my scan on Tuesday

holymotherofgod - 27 days ago
Excited to be adding baby #2

patiently waiting - 30 days ago
lisa- i agree. I even went a few weeks up to see if the groups would get bigger (thinking people in 6 are still joining as they find out) i was a bit saddened that the groups are so much smaller. This is my 4th baby and i've used this site every time...i also remember groups of 40+

christina7289 - 30 days ago
I'm 6 weeks today

ekstandridge32 - 33 days ago
Anyone else super emotional - 37 days ago
Hi ladys i have had 2 miscarriages in these last 2 years and now i just found out Thursday that i am pregnant.after trying for 4 yrs now i was shocked and did not know that this was the month i would be pregnant.i am new to this soo plz ladys help me get around if i have questions

lisa187 - 37 days ago
I am so surprised how much smaller these weekly groups have become! I first joined 6 years ago with my first pregnancy and there were like 40 people in my weekly list. What has happened??

happywoman84 - 37 days ago
Hello honeymoon-surprise this is my 2nd pregnancy, my first one was 9 years ago and had very worse sickness,I think I was challenging the sickness the last 2 days, I had 2 days in row night sickness but this night I think I skip it πŸ˜† thank god.

babylove5 - 39 days ago
Hey ladies! I saw your post in latest comments and I am on my 5th child, all of my pregnancies were different. Try not to compare them just because they are completely different doesn't mean anything is wrong. I have had it all no symptoms, extreme symptoms, and I'm just passing on what I experienced.

honeymoon-surprise - 39 days ago
Hi happywoman, I am also 30 and 6 weeks pregnant, although this is my 3rd. I have had easy pregnancies in the past this one I have had sickness, tiredness, really sore boobs, heartburn looking forward to the second trimester so hopefully it'll ease off a little! Is😬

happywoman84 - 40 days ago
Hello I'm new member here, I'm 30 years old I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Not yet experiencing morning sickness only fatigue n pee a lot, any of you experienced it the same.xo

bbyrnelowe3girls - 41 days ago
hi ladies just wondering if anyone in week 6 has any cramps ??? this is our 5th pregnancy and never had it before so i am a little worried, scan is booked for dec 2nd so i have a long wait...

honeymoon-surprise - 41 days ago
Thanks for the replies ladies, it seems to have eased off now it never got so bad as to be 'fresh blood' so fingers crossed everything is normal!! Can not wait for my 12 week scan!

Chicanita7 - 42 days ago
Hello week 6, I am so tired, and I am having cravings already. This is my 4th baby and I'm hoping for a girl. Can't wait to go to the OB appointment.

tabby607 - 42 days ago
Honeymoon.... I had spotting all of 5 wks... from a light brown to a pink sometimes a rusty brownish red... no cramps or clots. I will be 7 weeks tomorrow. And seem to be doing good. Good luck though

babylove5 - 42 days ago
Honeymoon surp I was reading through latest comments and saw your post. I had bleeding too and they did ultrasound and baby was fine. I am 15 weeks and baby is great and measuring bigger than he/she should. I wouldn't worry since a lot of women bleed during the first couple months.

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