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Pregnancy Calendar - At 6 Weeks Pregnant What To expect
Now that you’re 6 weeks pregnant, you are at the start of the journey on your pregnancy calendar. You may be wondering what to expect or may even be unsure about what’s to come as your pregnancy slowly progresses.
Hopefully, you’re aware that you’re pregnant and can now begin planning for the months ahead, the birth of your baby and the changes that his or her impending birth will bring. It may all seem as though it's a little too soon for some moms-to-be but trust me, you'll be surprised at how fast time flies.
That and the fact that as your pregnancy progresses you'll have great and not so great days and if you're feeling up to it, why not plot and plan?! Being pregnant is an awesome journey, why not make the most of it?
At the 6 weeks pregnant stage, perhaps you’ve begun to experience some nausea or you’re feeling fatigued. Maybe you’re simply feeling great – many women do. You may also be gaining a little weight – don’t panic, its normal! It’s extremely unlikely that you’ll have gained enough weight to require maternity wear though you may be feeling a little bigger around your stomach area.
Many women feel little or no difference regarding weight gain in the early weeks but some feel a 'thickening' around the waist area quite early. Whether you have detected a difference or not, the main factor is that you know you're 6 weeks pregnant and that it's a given that you'll gain weight - sooner or later.
A good way to inform yourself fully for the months ahead is by way of a well written book. There are a couple that come highly recommended, both of which are featured to the right. The first one is a comprehensive pregnancy book full of just about everything you could possibly need to know, the second (of course!) aimed at dads. They need a little help too!
6 Weeks Pregnant
6 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms
Some 6 weeks pregant symptoms can be psychological - you could be feeling a little emotional – pregnancy is both wonderful and scary at the same time.
Plus, your oestrogen and progesterone levels will be up and down which can affect your moods. You may also have developed a craving for foods you wouldn’t normally eat. Alternatively, you may find that you’re ‘off’ certain foods.
Equally you may have noticed that there have been some changes to your sense of smell and/or taste in general. In short, at 6 weeks pregnant … you should be starting to ‘feel’ pregnant!
To help you track and/or record your thoughts, feelings and all those little events that are part of what being pregnant is all about, the pregnancy journal to the right is a lovely wat to record what you're going through.
They're a popular pregnancy gift, and highly rated in general. Full of helpful little snippets of info, plenty of space to add little notes, reminders and so on ... in a way it's a kind of interactive mommy-to-be diary!
A brilliant pregancy journal and extremely popular pregnancy book.
6 Week Pregnant Pictures
6 Weeks Gestation
At the 6 weeks gestation stage, your baby will be upwards of a quarter of an inch in length. Not very big but there are significant signs of life in development. He will have begun to develop his central nervous system and he will have a head and body. On his face, his features will be developing, such as his mouth, eyes and ears.
He will have little buds that will go on to become his arms and legs and his brain has developed to a stage whereby the activity may be picked up on an EEG machine. The beginning of his circulatory and digestive system will have become apparent and his heart beat can, with luck, be heard on an ultra-sound machine. Further, his lungs, liver and kidneys will start to develop.
What To Expect At 6 Weeks Pregnant
Now you have some idea of what to expect at 6 weeks pregnant, you can rest assured the your journey will be filled with highs and lows, yet all of them will count towards the day that you and your baby finally meet - and get to know each other.
Between the changes to your baby and the changes that you are experiencing as a result of your pregnancy, this stage is a remarkably busy one. It’s quite an important period for many as this is when many women discover that they’re pregnant – and for those that already know, they may by now beginning to really ‘feel’ pregnant.