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6 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 6th Week of Pregnancy

What to Expect’s Heidi Murkoff talks about how your baby is developing at 6 weeks pregnant.

She’ll tell you what you need to know about your little one’s growth while you’re coping with full blown pregnancy symptoms. Can you believe your baby’s head is taking shape and from a fifth to a quarter of an inch big?

It’s week 6, and your little sweet pea is the size of a – sweet pea. Still tadpole or prawn-shaped, that baby shrimp won’t be a shrimp much longer. In fact, he or she is growing quickly, measuring 1/6 of an inch from crown to rump this week.

Why do we measure from head to tail? Right now, your baby’s body is curved over into a C-shape and eventually, when those tiny legs start to form, your little one’s knees will be bent and tucked up under the chin. And that makes it tough to measure the head to toe length of the body. Instead, doctors measure from cute crown to just-as-cute rump until baby hits the 27-week mark, when a head-to-toe measurement takes over.

Incredibly, your baby is starting to gain those features that hint at the adorable little one to come. You know, human stuff like a head and the beginnings of the facial features you’ll soon cover with kisses – the mouth, eyes, jaw, and chin. See those little indentations where you think those pinchable cheeks will be? Nope, those aren’t dimples. They’re ear buds.

Talking about budding buds! Check out the limb buds that are starting to sprout from the trunk. They’ll grow into arms and legs. And very soon, nodules will develop at the ends of these limb buds and eventually become small hands and feet.

And that’s just what’s happening on the outside. There’s plenty of activity on the inside as well. Major organs are taking shape, including the kidneys, liver, and lungs. And that brand new heart is already beating an impressive 80 to 100 times per minute, a rate that’s rising every day.

Fueling all this growth is the yolk sac, a balloon-like structure attached to the embryo. But the early placenta known as the chorionic villi has started to develop and form blood vessels, gearing up to take over and bring nutrition to the fetus when the yolk sac disappears by the end of the first trimester.

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Jasmin Williams
Jasmin Williams
4 months ago

Six weeks today ❤️✨ still in shock. First appointment in the morning. The bloat and gas are real. Lol

Maja Skejo
Maja Skejo
4 months ago

6 weeks todayyyy!!😊

Eleanor
Eleanor
4 months ago

6 weeks today! 🥰 I cannot wait for the first midwife appointment (in 11 days).

Jess Nicole
Jess Nicole
4 months ago

6 weeks today 💛

Kit Cath
Kit Cath
4 months ago

6 weeks and 4 days today! We saw a heartbeat 💓!

Lhegie
Lhegie
3 months ago

6 weeks today first momma 🥰❤️

Laurenn Sweet
Laurenn Sweet
3 months ago

6 weeks and 2 days today!! First time mom ❤️

Ellaine Palomo
Ellaine Palomo
3 months ago

6weeks today im worried because its no hearbeat 😔

tamesha roberts
tamesha roberts
3 months ago

I love these video i watch them ever time i find out I’m pregnant

naazma turk
naazma turk
3 months ago

I have lost my six weeks old fetus

Princy Kirubarajah
Princy Kirubarajah
3 months ago

6 week today thax god

Merlinda Bagsican
Merlinda Bagsican
3 months ago

I'm 6 weeks today please pray for me a healthy baby ♥️

Юлія Дашевська
Юлія Дашевська
3 months ago

Me too ♥️

Fatima
Fatima
3 months ago

I am six weeks and 2 days today ❤️❤️❤️

Faith Sheya
Faith Sheya
3 months ago

6 weeks 1 day today…. so excited. My first pregnancy after trying for almost 13yrs 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾

Dreams happen . .
Dreams happen . .
3 months ago

I'm 6 weeks and 1day today after 16 years Ya Allah healthy baby and safe pregnancy!!!! Alhamallah

Byulla Autumn
Byulla Autumn
3 months ago

I’m 6 weeks and 18 i’m happy but its so soon. Never expected to be a mom at 19. I live in switzerland and still doing my Apprenticeship the last few months. Hope everything goes well😫🙏🏽

Casey Risner
Casey Risner
2 months ago

This is my 3rd baby! Tomorrow I will be 6 weeks, well based off my last period. Go January 5th for first ultrasound, so will have more accurate due date then. Very bloated, nipples are very sore, haven’t had much of an appetite but not vomiting. Tired allll the time and very moody.

inabandtinag
inabandtinag
2 months ago

6 weeks pregnant today! ✨

Victoria Ieshia
Victoria Ieshia
2 months ago

6 weeks today and this is my first pregnancy!

Looploop Soop
Looploop Soop
2 months ago

I'm full of burrito and now I'm 7weeks bloated, my meat baby should be delivered soon

IAmWhitneyChantél
IAmWhitneyChantél
2 months ago

6 weeks today ! 2nd pregnancy

Sofia Smith
Sofia Smith
1 month ago

I'm 6 weeks along with #3. No morning sickness yay! I feel great.

Lucy Kate Poultney
Lucy Kate Poultney
1 month ago

6 weeks today! 2nd baby 👶🏻 xxx

Alice Catherine
Alice Catherine
1 month ago

6 weeks 4 days today! First time mum! So happy ❤🧸

Maria Fernanda Sánchez jirón
Maria Fernanda Sánchez jirón
1 month ago

I was 6 weeks when I aborted because my boyfriend wasn't in a good job and I didn't want to bring a baby because we didn't have to support him with.

Congrats to all the momies 🤱🏽🤰🏻

Ashraf Nisar
Ashraf Nisar
1 month ago

We are pregnant. 1st time but very happy. I am student.

Ashley Jackson
Ashley Jackson
1 month ago

My sister in law Merritt is pregnant with her first child.

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