6 Weeks Pregnant
One of the early signs of pregnancy which you may be
experiencing this week is extreme tiredness. You may find that by
the end of the day you are absolutely exhausted and sometimes just
getting through the day can be difficult. Try to rest as much as
You may also be beginning to experience morning sickness. Some women
are lucky enough to have little or no morning sickness, others
suffer from constant nausea and vomiting. If you are finding
it difficult to keep down even small amounts of food and fluids,
see your GP immediately as you will be at risk of becoming
dehydrated. This severe morning sickness is known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum and
can sometimes even require hospital treatment.
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too, and join a Due In… group to find mums-to-be due around the
same time as you.
Your baby is continuing to grow and develop rapidly. He
or she now measures between 3-6mm in length and weighs around .5
Although it cannot be heard your baby's heart, no bigger than a
mustard seed, is now beating and pumping blood.
This is a busy period of development for your baby: the kidneys
and liver are now beginning to develop as are the intestines, the
appendix and the respiratory system. Some facial features, such as
nostrils and eyes, are becoming a little more distinct. Optical
vessels can be seen at each side of the face. Your baby's arms and
legs are also beginning to 'sprout'.
The neural tube that connects your baby's spinal cord and brain
will also close this week.
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