Congratulations on been 6 weeks pregnant! At this stage, your little one continues to develop the formation of the heart, brain and neural tube and new features start to appear, including the eyes and ears.
How Many Months is 6 weeks pregnant?
There are 40 weeks in a pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period. If you are 6 weeks pregnant, you are in month 2 of your pregnancy. Only 7 months more to go!
If you have more questions and want to know more about weeks, trimesters, months and due date during pregnancy you can visit our post about how to calculate pregnancy.
Your baby at 6 weeks of pregnancy
At 6 weeks pregnant, baby is the size of a grain of rice. Although your baby is tiny, his/her facial features are already starting to form. Your little one has dark spots where her eyes will form and tiny depressions where her ears and nostrils will grow. In addition, Your little baby’s face is taking shape this week, with her cheeks, chin and jaws beginning to form.
At 6 weeks of pregnancy, your baby looks something like a tadpole, with a small tail that will become a spinal column and is covered with a very thin layer of translucent skin. Your little one’s heartbeat can often be detected by vaginal ultrasound at this stage of pregnancy
Your body at 6 weeks pregnant
By 6 weeks of pregnancy, You will probably look just the same from the outside, but inside, it is completely different.
You might be coping with full-blown pregnancy symptoms, including frequent urination, morning sickness, mood swings, tiredness, tender breast and headache but it is absolutely normal and there are plenty of good news too.
Although morning sickness is probably one of the hardest things to cope with in the first trimester, most women start to feel better after the first trimester.
Can I find out the baby’s gender at week 6 of pregnancy?
Although your baby’s gender is determined at the moment of fertilization, you won’t know if you are having a baby boy or girl at week 6 of pregnancy and you will have to wait until your week 20 ultrasound.
Find out what to expect next week or any other week!