At 6 weeks pregnant, your baby will have grown to the size of a pea, with a heart the size of a poppy seed. Your baby is also developing tiny buds that will become arms and legs further along the line. Its heart is rapidly developing from a simple tube to the complex four chambers which pump blood around its body. This means that the heart beat can be identified easier during an ultrasound scan.
You need to take special care over what you eat and drink in these early weeks, and 6 weeks pregnant symptoms could leave you feeling sick.
What to think about
It’s time to start looking after yourself and your baby. Learn more about protecting yourself from infections. If you exercise, It’s safe to exercise your abdominal muscles, which can help your posture and supports your spine. It's safe to have sex at any stage during pregnancy, unless you have been told by your doctor to avoid it.
Take care when using cleaning products as some may contain toxic chemicals which could harm your baby.
Try to get as much fresh air as possible. Vitamin D is crucial for your baby’s development and even a 15 minute walk in outside in the sun can help. You can also boost your intake with delicious food or supplements.
What are antenatal tests? Read more about several antenatal tests that you may be offered.
You may feel anxious about telling people at work that you are pregnant. Read more about the best time to tell your employer that you are expecting.