At 6 weeks pregnant, the news that you’re pregnant might still be sinking in. However, as you consider making a few lifestyle changes and sharing your news with family and friends, both your body and your baby are changing in pretty amazing ways.
While you won’t be able to feel a bump just yet, you might be experiencing some early pregnancy symptoms. These can range from nausea and breast tenderness to mood changes and tiredness. While you might already be aware of some of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy, they can also be really confusing — and more than a little uncomfortable!
If you’re curious about why your favorite food is now turning your stomach or how to cope with sore boobs or fatigue, then don’t worry. In this article, a Flo expert outlines everything you need to know when you’re 6 weeks pregnant.
Your baby at 6 weeks pregnant
While your baby is still incredibly small when you’re 6 weeks pregnant, they’re growing and changing at a rapid pace. One major development is that your baby’s skin will be starting to form. At this stage, only a thin layer of skin covers your baby’s body, which is currently curved over with a tail. At the moment, your baby looks a bit like a tadpole — which can be a strange thought!
Your baby’s skin isn’t the only organ to start developing when you’re 6 weeks pregnant. Their digestive system and lungs will be at the very beginning of their development, and small buds will appear that will eventually form your baby’s arms and legs. Their eyes and optic nerve will continue to form at this stage, too. A lot of change, right?
While your baby’s major organs and bodily systems are developing when you’re 6 weeks pregnant, the finer features that will make up the way they look will also start to form. It might sound like a tiny detail, but your baby’s nostrils will form around this stage of pregnancy. Their ears, nose, and jaw will also start to take shape during the first trimester but will be in the earliest stages of development.
How big is a baby at 6 weeks?
Length (crown to rump): 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Size: Equivalent to a lentil
All measurements are approximate and vary within the normal range.