6 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 6

Your Baby this week - Week 6

WOUZA – You’re already 6 weeks pregnant! It may seem like it was only yesterday that you were peeing on the stick, but it’s already been 2 eventful weeks since the 2 pink lines! So, what’s going on with bub this week? The button nose, those rosy lips, and teeny ears are slowly beginning to take shape. Right now, your baby is all head with just dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are going to form. The ears will develop from dents on the sides of the head. She has buds for her arms and legs. But her heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to race through her body. Intestines are developing, the place for the lungs is set and even her pituitary gland is forming. Your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil.

Size of baby at 6 weeks


6 Weeks Pregnant - Your Body this week

You may find yourself being the real-life Jekyll and Hyde of the family with a bit of a split personality — feeling gloomy one day and overjoyed the next. Trust us, this is NORMAL! Vacillating emotions are caused by those pesky pregnancy hormones. But since pregnancy in itself is life changing, don’t be too hassled to lose a bit of control.

6 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

Spotting during pregnancy or light bleeding is relatively common in early pregnancy, affecting up to 25% of pregnant women. Be aware that whilst it is mostly normal, it is also one of the first symptoms of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. So it is prudent to get yourself checked if you have any spotting or bleeding.

You may not be showing externally yet but you'll be reminded you're 6 weeks pregnant every time you feel nauseous, bloated or crave something. Another hint? You feel like you’re always peeing or want to pee. Frequent urination is an undesirable symptom of pregnancy. Your growing baby in your uterus is starting to push down on your bladder, making you want to pee. Don’t worry though -- this pressure is off once the uterus fits into the abdominal cavity during the second trimester.

Here's a helpful tip: Empty your bladder fully by making sure to lean forward when you pee. Smoking during pregnancy is a strict no-no since the side effects are very bad.

Things to know about your pregnancy - Week 6

Use our resources to help you through your pregnancy. Find out all you need to know about vomiting during pregnancy and about the natural remedies for morning sickness. Find our pregnancy calculator to to find out your due date. Also, find answers to all the nagging questions and concerns on ZenParent’s week-on-week articles, customised to your stage in pregnancy.