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Your First Trimester - Week 6


Week 6

What's Happening To Your Body

Pregnancy symptoms may grow stronger this week, including morning sickness, which, contrary to its name, can occur at any time of day. You may also find yourself making a lot of bathroom runs, as a boost in blood flow to your pelvic area, a growing uterus, and more efficient kidneys are increasing your need to urinate.

What's Happening To Your Baby

Your baby is the size of a pea. Your baby measures about 1/12 to 1/6 inch (2.1 to 4.2 mm) long from crown to rump, making it slightly larger than an average apple seed.

The baby’s arm and leg buds have formed webbed structures that will become the hands and feet. It also now has a distinguishable body and head, and is starting to develop facial features. And, just 4 weeks from conception, your baby now has a brain.

Though your baby’s heart is no bigger than a poppy seed, it's beating on its own and has begun circulating blood throughout its body. Your baby’s heartbeat may be visible through a vaginal ultrasound.

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