6 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy Myth

True or false: Use the "right" lotion and creams, and you can avoid stretch marks.
The answer is FALSE.
You can spend hundreds of dollars on special pregnancy belly creams, and it still may not prevent stretch marks. Whether or not you will get stretch marks really depend on genetics -- if your mom and her mom got stretch marks during pregnancy, then you are more than likely to get some form of the dreaded lines. Don't worry, though -- after pregnancy, most women's stretch marks will eventually fade.

6 Weeks Pregnant: Helpful Tips for Spouses

If mom is experiencing morning sickness or other physical symptoms during week 6 of pregnancy, here are a few ways that you can help:
  • Keep "trigger" foods and smells away from mom
  • Encourage her to eat a healthy diet and to drink plenty of fluids
  • Put saltine crackers or pretzels near the bed to ward off queasiness
  • Suggest that mom rest while you take on more chores around the house
  • Use a cool washcloth on her face or neck
  • Understand that she may want to be alone.
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