How is Your Baby Growing at 6 Weeks?
Lots of big changes are made during week 6. Your baby’s neck begins to grow and their tail starts to straighten out.
The side where the brain is forming starts to take shape. Small buds appear where the eyes, nose, and ears are going to be. The lungs, liver, and kidneys are also starting to form.
Your baby’s tiny heart is now beating rapidly at around 100 beats per minute.
How Big is Your Baby at 6 Weeks?
At 6 weeks, your baby is 5 mm (about the size of a pea) and weighs 0.03 kg.
What Happens at 6 Weeks?
At week six, it’s possible to hear your baby’s heartbeat on a vaginal ultrasound scan.
At this stage, you might want to practice some pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles around your bladder. This can reduce your need to pee all the time.
What Symptoms Will You Have at 6 Weeks?
At week 6, your hCG stimulates an increase in blood flow to your pelvic region. This is necessary to send nutrients and oxygen to your growing baby.
You might find that you are needing to pee much more often than usual. This is because of the increased blood flow and increased waste production in your body. Make sure that you are drinking enough to stay hydrated if you are peeing more.
You might start to experience strong cravings or become intolerant to certain foods and smells that you used to enjoy. These changes are caused by fluctuations in the levels of oestrogen in your body.