Pregnancy Week by Week

Pregnancy Week by Week: 6 Weeks Pregnant

When you are six weeks pregnant, your symptoms may become more severe due to the rapid growth of the embryo. These symptoms may include:
 
  • Nausea and morning sickness
  • Food cravings and food aversions
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Tender, tingling, aching breasts.
     
Your baby is now likely between 0.08 and 0.16 inches long. Changes that occur in your baby during this week may include the following:
 
  • The head and tail are now easily recognizable
  • Limb buds (arms and legs) are present
  • Basic facial features will begin to appear (eyes, ears, nose, opening for mouth)
  • The earliest form of the liver, pancreas, lungs, thyroid gland, and heart appear
     
It's important to continue to avoid substances like alcohol and tobacco. Also, be aware of the possible signs of miscarriage, such as:
 
  • Bleeding
  • Cramping and/or abdominal (stomach) pains
  • Passing of grayish or pinkish tissue or blood clots.
 
(Click 6 Weeks Pregnant for more information.)
 

Week 7 of Your Pregnancy

When you are seven weeks pregnant, you are in your second month of pregnancy. Your baby is now about 0.2 to 0.52 inches long, or about the size of a marble. He or she weighs about 0.03 ounces.
 
While your pregnancy is likely not showing yet, you may still experience symptoms such as:
 
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and morning sickness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Expanding waistline.
 
At this point, you will develop a mucus plug, which forms in the opening of the cervical canal and seals off the uterus for protection.
 
Specific developments that occur during this week include the following:
 
  • The heart becomes completely formed
  • The limb buds are present; arms now resemble tiny paddles
  • The eyes appear as dark spots, and the eyelid folds are forming
  • The tongue begins to form
  • Permanent kidneys begin to form.
 
If you have cats, dogs, or turtles, you may need to take certain precautions to prevent harmful infections that can seriously damage the fetus.
 
(Click 7 Weeks Pregnant for more information.)
 
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