The 6 weeks pregnant is probably the most common week that pregnancy is discovered.
This is usually two weeks after your missed period and confirmation of pregnancy by either a pregnancy test taken at home or your doctor’s office.
Most of the women start to experience multiple early pregnancy symptoms at this time. But what are they? We will discuss further as we go along.
By now your body has gone through multiple stages, possibly without you knowing anything at all.
The egg produces during your last menstrual cycle was fertilized by a sperm. You also think about early pregnancy symptoms come and go normally.
It is the fertilized egg that has embedded itself into your uterus and began to develop into the embryo now.
Your body is producing hormones need for your baby to grow and receive nourishment, as well as prepare you for motherhood.
So what are these early pregnancy symptoms come and go that you may experience at 6 weeks pregnant?
What pregnancy symptoms come and go at 6 weeks?
- Nausea and/or vomiting (morning sickness)
- Breast tenderness or soreness
- Frequent Urination
- Fatigue or Tiredness
- Abdominal Cramping and/or spotting
- Irritability or Mood Swings
- Dizziness or Fainting
- Missing your menstrual cycle/period
- Bloating or Weight Gain
- Having a full feeling in your lower abdomen
- Food cravings or new dislikes
- The heightened sense of smell
- Darkening of the areolas (the area surrounding your nipples)
- High Basal Body Temperature (BBT)
- Metallic taste in your mouth
- Increased saliva production
- A positive pregnancy test
The above list gives you an idea of the most common, and some unusual and uncommon early pregnancy symptoms.
You could experience one or more of these, something different, or no symptoms at all.
The most accurate way to tell if you are pregnant would be a missed period, along with a positive pregnancy test.
But there are some cases where those two methods could be false as well.
Everybody is different. It is best to see a doctor if you believe that you may be pregnant.
Also maybe some questions in your mind that how your baby looks like at 6 weeks of pregnancy.
What does my baby look like at 6 weeks in the womb?
When we are discussing your pregnancy weeks and the age of your fetus it is important to remember that there is a two-week difference involved.
Most medical professionals start calculating your pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP), while the age of the fetus doesn’t begin until after conception, about two weeks later.
So when you are 6 weeks pregnant your baby/fetus is 4 weeks along with growth.
Right now your baby is about .08 to .16 of an inch or 2 to 4mm long. This is the average measurement from crown to rump.
This would be the top of your baby’s head to the bottom of what will soon be their buttocks.
The heart has heart is in its beginning stage of development, and though it can’t be heard with a fetal doppler heartbeat monitor as of yet, it can be seen on an ultrasound using the right equipment.