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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.

See also:
Tests before pregnancy
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beingamomrocks - 3 days ago
Just found out I'm pregnant. This site was pretty common couple years ago not so much any more I agree. This is my fifth. I have s 5, 3, 19 months, 7 months. Pregnant again!:)

kirra82 - 6 days ago
Nikki.e I definitely don't want to put on as much as my last 2!! With my daughter I put on 35pounds and about 25 with my son. I am eating so healthy and exercising and all I want is high carb too :( This site is so quiet now!! I loved sharing my pregnancy on here before, hope it picks up a bit or I might find have to find another :(

nikki.e - 6 days ago
Kirra82 I'm not sure if I've put weight on but I'm eating like a pig haha and im trying to make the right choices yet i seem to be preferring high calorie and carb foods... Reminds me of my pregnancy with my boy... Wonder if this ones a boy?! My scan is at 9 weeks. I'm eager to have it... This pregnancy still doesn't seem real.

kirra82 - 7 days ago
Has anybody put on any weight yet?

kirra82 - 7 days ago
I am so hoping these next 2 weeks go as quick as the last 2, we have an U/S at 8 weeks to find out dates although I know when it happened but still happy to see my baby. This site was much more active 6 years ago when I was last pregnant, is there another site that everyone is on??

Treadingwater - 23 days ago
I think if they wait to see you, that means that they have no worries yet about your pregnancy. If they want to see you right away, means a more complicated pregnancy...lol at least I look it at that way to keep myself sane! I am in the same boat. I can't look at food without getting this sick feeling in my stomach. I can't stand the sight of greasy food.

RowdyRandi - 23 days ago
Treading water that blows. Don't know why drs wanna wait so long to start prenatal care i thought the earlier the better. With my 1st child i was seen at 5 wks but this one i'll be 9 wks. I've started feeling nauseous last couple days haven't thrown up but nausea is a new territory for me cuz didn't experience this with dd

Treadingwater - 24 days ago
rowdyrandi-I haven't had mine too. My first one will be at 8 weeks and it's only with the OB educator nurse. :(

RowdyRandi - 25 days ago
Wow i never noticed before there's a thing on here to help u know a recommended weight gain. It said i shouldve gained 1-2 lbs by now. So far haven't gained nothing. Really hoping i can maintain a healthy gain this pregnancy cuz last one i gained 37 lbs and never did lose it all

RowdyRandi - 25 days ago
Hi sorry haven't put any comments in here yet. I still haven't been to my first ob appt. I hate having to wait so long to see if baby is healthy

kekea - 27 days ago
This site is really not what it used to be. It really saddens me. What happend? I had such a great support system on here with my first two pregnancies. The second two there was less traffic, but now it is like a ghost town. So sad...

austinjeanxo - 35 days ago
Well went to ER yeaterday for pain cyst is still there but baby is ok and I got to see it! Baby waseasuring 6 weeks 5 days yesterday so I'm In 6 weeks one more day =} the tech was awesome and printed me out a picture of the baby!!! It's on my profile <3 nausea is horrible and zofran does nothing =[

holz8519 - 36 days ago
Thank you babylove5 as much as it does suck I know it means things are going well. I've only gotten sick once so far but I feel sick 24/7. Austinjeanxo those numbers are looking good. I know a lot of women are interested in hcg numbers. I think my last pregnancy my HCG was at like 13000 about 39DPO when I started spotting dropped down to 11000 by 43DPO when I went into labor and miscarried it was 3260 by 45DPO and took another 3 weeks for my HCG levels to get down below 5. I ovulated again 2 weeks later. Now mind you they never saw a heartbeat and only a questionable fetal pole with a gestational sac and yolk sac. So this time around I'm trying not to get my hopes up till I see a heartbeat. I go for my first OB Tuesday Feb 3rd and hopefully a sono within a few days of that.

mrscephas - 38 days ago
Yay for you austinjean! Keep those numbers climbing :)

austinjeanxo - 38 days ago
Levels are now at 10,707!!!!! They jumped a lot... They were 927 on the 14th 4,623 on the 19th and now 10,707 =D I CANT Wait till she schedules a scan. Just so I can see baby.

babylove5 - 38 days ago
Holz it sounds like things are going well then. I hate the first tri but I'm glad you and baby are well.

holz8519 - 38 days ago
Morning sickness/ All day sickness is in full swing.

texasmamaof5 - 40 days ago
I really had to slow my guy down over the last 2-3 months cause he would still be nursing like a newborn if I let him. I cut him off to only mornings (although I give in at other times when we are out and he is tired). My cycle returned a long time ago :( I was not trying to get pregnant! Same thing with my son before him, they are only 19 months apart. My older son stopped nursing at 15 months when my pregnancy got far enough that my milk turned back to colostrum. He hated it, I wanted him to nurse till 2 so I tried to force it but he wouldn't have anything more to do with me then.

holz8519 - 41 days ago
good job texasmommaof5 that's awesome. I weaned my son at 18 months. I'm gonna try and make it to 2 years with the next one. We chose to weaned my son at 18 months to have my cycle return so we could try for another baby. My 18 month old was still nursing around the clock every 3-4 hrs.

austinjeanxo - 41 days ago
my clumsyness is in full effect! hahaha ive been getting made fun of about it but in a funny way lol im always knocking over teas and scoops and such. lol

texasmamaof5 - 41 days ago
Tomorrow my son turns 2, I made it to my nursing goal age, now I'm ready for him to wean!

austinjeanxo - 41 days ago
I got another blood draw today... not sure how long my dr is going to do these for but so far the nurses have been easy with me... i am with yall on the upset tummy thing... with this one i just have a yucky tummy and i gag but nothing comes up.... i wish i would actually throw up.. it would make me feel so much better! i always have a tummy ache... sucks at work to... i am so tired tho.thats my main complaint haha i feel like i have NO energy at all. i cant wait till i can get a scan and just be able to see the baby... and the heart beat. i am really excited about this baby... it was not planned.. i was on nuvaring. but it is a blessing none the less. <3

texasmamaof5 - 41 days ago
Mine started as just constant stomach pain and over the last 3-4 days progressed. I can't even eat today. I'm so hungry but everything only make my stomach hurt worse and the smells are just disgusting. Every time I do eat I regret it cause I'm soooo sick after so I just haven't eaten today. Ugh.

holz8519 - 41 days ago
texasmamaof5 mine comes and goes throughout the day and at this point its more of just a constant feeling of having and upset stomach but I agree with with as much as i dislike it I'm glad its there to reassure me. Also been getting some pretty tender breasts the past couple days.

texasmamaof5 - 42 days ago
Sorry to keep complaining but Ahhhh! This 'morning' sickness is the pits! I know it indicates a healthy pregnancy so its a good sign but this is not a part of pregnancy I enjoy or miss. Every single pregnancy!

BusyBeeMommy - 42 days ago
holz8519: That makes me feel even better, thanks! austinjeanxo: I work in retail as well. It's so hard talking to customers and being friendly when all you want to do is nap, throw up or eat lol. These mood swings are awful lately. mrscephas : that's good news! good luck! I'm so excited to be on week 7 tomorrow. My first doctor visit is next week with my midwife. I'll be just shy of 8 weeks. I have a ton of questions to ask her.

holz8519 - 42 days ago
BussyBeeMommy thats Great and once you see the heartbeat the chance of miscarriage drops dramatically.

austinjeanxo - 42 days ago
I def have Preggo brain and clumsiness...... And it's horrible cause I work at Starbucks and I'll forget to get someone's pastries or tea... I feel so bad!! But luckily everyone I have dealt with has been patient and understanding..... I'm getting a small bloat too.... This is baby 3 so I can understand an early bloat. I just can't wait to actually see the baby in a scan.... Don't think my dr will do one till 12 weeks tho..... So I have 6 more weeks till I get one.

mrscephas - 42 days ago
So the scan went well and little bean is still happy in the pod :) I measured 2 days ahead but it's hard to tell at this stage as measurements go up and down so no official change in due date. Due to my history of miscarriage, they put me on aspirin 75mg till 34 weeks to give me better chances.I was also prescribed Cyclogest pessaries to boost my progesterone till placenta kicks in at 12 weeks. Good luck y'all :)

BusyBeeMommy - 43 days ago
I know, I'm just such a worry wart! I can't wait for the nausea to subside. Anyone else experiencing major preggo brain? I lose my train of thought constantly.

texasmamaof5 - 43 days ago
Busy bee, mine is for sure all all day nausea, I only gagged a few times no actual puking yet. I had a car accident with my first baby when I was really early but still further than we are now and they were not at all concerned. At this point baby is so far tucked in they are well well protected.

texasmamaof5 - 43 days ago
Yay Austin! Mum we will miss you. Oh man this 'morning' sickness is really starting in heavy.

BusyBeeMommy - 43 days ago
mumof3tob4: I'm so sorry, you're in my thoughts.. austinjeanxo: That is great news!! texasmamaof5: I hear you on the 'morning sickness'. For me it's more like all day nausea. I don't actually throw up. But I get intense waves of nausea, even though I munch all day. Since the car accident, my doctor checked my hcg levels to see if the baby would come up on an ultra sound. She was hoping for 1,000 and mine were 13,000 at 6 weeks 2 days. That in itself was reassuring, because my levels with the one I miscarried didn't even touch 1,000 by 7 weeks. A day later, I had a scan. I could see the little tiny baby and their little heart flickering. I was measuring right where I should be. I know the baby is well protected, but the car accident was really bad. I'm so thankful no one was hurt, and that my little sea monkey is ok. (I call my son monkey, so I call the baby sea monkey because he/she is in my belly haha). I know there is still a chance of miscarriage, because any pregnancy can turn for the worse. But I really think this little one will stick. I also think it might be a girl.

mumof3tob4 - 43 days ago
That's good austinjean mine was 300 the day I went into hospital which must of been dropping for a while and just gone below so been able to go home I go next week for another scan to make sure all is well inside of me and more bloods to check they r back down to normal they think it's ectopic but since it failed anyway I've been lucky so good luck to u all on healthy pregnancy and healthy baby

austinjeanxo - 43 days ago
My levels are at 4623!!! I get more blood work done Friday but everything is looking good! GOD IS GOOD!

mrscephas - 43 days ago
I'm finally having the scan tomorrow so will know more thereafter. Hoping it all workks out. Sorry for all going through losses xxx

texasmamaof5 - 44 days ago
I'm sorry mum but glad to hear you are peace with it. 'Morning' sickness decided to kick in pretty too when I started dinner tonight. I've been mildly I'll to my stomach for a few days but to full blown gagging today.

mumof3tob4 - 44 days ago
Thanks Jamie just want to get home to my kiddies now I'm happy with what I have I just hope u all have a great pregnancy

jamie86 - 44 days ago
Mumof3tob4- I'm so sorry.

mumof3tob4 - 44 days ago
Thanks I know I have lost baby and I am ok with that it's just the not knowing I don't like

austinjeanxo - 44 days ago
Oh no I'm so sorry =[ I hope you get some good news =[ you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! I won't know anything about my levels for sure till Thursday.

mumof3tob4 - 44 days ago
I started bleeding yesterday won't know what's what till tomorrow now with blood test they need it to double or be lower then the numbers yesterday before I can go home scan didn't show a heart beat wich it should of really now it shows that there is or was a pregnancy in place but also shows a pregnancy out of the womb or a cyst but as soon as bleeding started I knew

texasmamaof5 - 44 days ago
Why would you think it is the end of the line?

mumof3tob4 - 44 days ago
Austinjean glad all seems ok I think it's end of road for me thou just waiting for scan

austinjeanxo - 45 days ago
Got to see my actual DOCTOR today. I LOVE her!!! She eased my mind so much!!!!!! Got a pelvic and she said she doesn't even feel like there is a mass in my ovary OR my tube!!!!! Getting more blood drawn today and she will call me Thursday if anything is wrong and I need to come back Friday for more bloodwork! Next actual OB appointment is on the 4th of feb!!! (My birthday!!!) =D

texasmamaof5 - 45 days ago
Good luck. Everything has a reason. I hope for the best.

austinjeanxo - 45 days ago
Today's the day I go into the dr to see if this is a chemical pregnancy, miscarriage, or real thing. I'm a mess =[ I leave in about an hour

jamie86 - 46 days ago
Busybee- so scary. Glad you are ok. I am shocked they refused to do an ultrasound to check on the baby but chances are the baby is ok. I had a fender bender with my last pregnancy and he was ok afterwards. I know it's not as bad as your accident but they are pretty cushioned in there.

closnerromero@yahoo.com - 46 days ago
Hi! It's great to be back! I'm on my fourth pregnancy and I'm looking forward to going through this with you all! It's my 4th cesarian, so I'm kinda nervous. Anyone else have 4 cesarians?

BusyBeeMommy - 46 days ago
I had such a rough day. The roads were awful today, and on my way home from work, I got into a head on collision with a truck. my car was completely totaled, and my air bags didn't go off (they should have). I got rushed to the ER, where they ruled out any breaks in my neck. But I have serious whip lash in my neck and shoulders. I asked them to check the baby, but I was declined because I was not bleeding, or cramping. I am calling my midwife first thing in the morning. I'm terrified the baby didn't make it... I hit that truck so hard..



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