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During week 6 of pregnancy, you may begin to experience an increase in pregnancy-related symptoms, such as food cravings and aversions, as well as morning sickness. At 6 weeks pregnant, the embryo is 0.08 to 0.16 inches long, and organs and structures are becoming more defined. You should continue to avoid alcohol, nicotine substances, and beauty treatments (such as hair coloring) during this time.

6 Weeks Pregnant: An Overview

Wow! You are 6 weeks pregnant. At this point in your pregnancy, you may still be acclimating to the idea that in less than a year, you will be someone's mommy! As the week progresses, you may start experiencing more pregnancy symptoms. Your baby's heart is also now beating in a normal pattern.
 
Your baby is now likely between 0.08 and 0.16 inches long.
 

Changes in Your Body at 6 Weeks Pregnant

During week six of your pregnancy, the embryo is growing rapidly, which means that your physical sensations of pregnancy can be more severe during this week.
 
Physical signs of pregnancy that may develop when you're 6 weeks pregnant can include:
 
  • Nausea and morning sickness
  • Food cravings and food aversions
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Tender, tingling, aching breasts
  • Darkening of the areolae (areas around your nipples)
  • Frequent need to urinate.
     
Although pregnant women may experience these symptoms prior to week 6 of pregnancy, such symptoms tend to be more severe during week 6 due to the rapid growth of the embryo during this time.
 
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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