Your 6th week begins
- In the 6th week, the embryo already has evident eyes and looks more familiar to a human being. The head is already taking shape and the limbs, like feet and hands, are already beginning to emerge.
- Your little heart can be visualized and eventually heard through a doppler ultrasound.
- The genitals begin to be formed at this stage and, of course, the internal organs as well.
- His large eyes are disproportionate to the size of his head, he still has no eyelids and nostrils are beginning to appear .
- By the 6th week, the levels may be high enough to give a very satisfactory positive result on a pregnancy test.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 6 WEEKS OF GESTATION
At 6 weeks of gestation the embryo already has evident eyes and a more familiar appearance with a human being. The head is already taking shape and the limbs, such as the feet and hands, are beginning to protrude , but it looks more like a straight plate with no finger shapes. Do you know a duckling’s foot? Quite similarly, it has membranes between the toes and hands as well.
How the Embryo Is That Week
At 6 weeks you can already see the appearance of buds that in the future will be the baby’s ears. Your little heart can be visualized and eventually heard through a doppler ultrasound . The baby’s heart rate can reach 160 beats per minute ! The smaller the baby, the faster your heart beats. And make no mistake, if you can hear it this week, it will be the most beautiful sound you’ve ever heard!
What Develops This Week
Fetal development at 6 weeks of pregnancy is very accelerated and the cells multiply more and more each day! The genitals begin to be formed at this stage and, of course, the internal organs as well. The spine, the brain, the veins and the course and the heart, are frequently changing. The stomach, kidneys, liver, lungs and spleen are still quite small, but they already exist so that they can develop more quickly in the future.
Now 6 weeks old it is the size of a bean, the baby can be more easily identified by a transvaginal ultrasound. His large eyes are disproportionate to the size of his head, he still has no eyelids and nostrils are beginning to appear . Anyway, it’s getting more like a baby. This embryo will already move if it can be perceived by its mother. It is the miracle of life happening!
How is Mom Feeling …
At this moment, mom may not even notice so many changes in her body. But the hormones are in full swing! You may not even suspect that a new life is forming, but you can see through the symptoms or lack of menstruation , that there is something different there.
The sixth sense may sometimes be showing signs, but distrust, fear or insecurity, bring doubts. The right thing is to do a test as soon as possible to check for the existence of HCG, the hormone responsible for the permanence of the pregnancy.
At 6 weeks of gestation the levels can be high enough to give a very satisfactory positive for both the doctor and to surprise Dad . Speaking of which, does he already know about the pregnancy? No? So how about making a nice surprise for him?
6 Weeks Pregnant – Symptoms
Sleep… This 4 letter word can define the pregnant woman! You can even sleep while sitting . For some women it is common to have changes and the amount of hours it takes to satisfy the body is no longer just 6, 8 hours. It seems that the day never ends and sleep is a permanent companion, I once slept standing in a bus on the way home. Hunger and tiredness can also appear and are common do not be alarmed.
Pain at this stage is a constant complaint among recent pregnant women. Early symptoms such as cramping, back pain, leg pain, stinging and a feeling of heaviness in the lower abdomen are common. Only be aware if the pains become more and more severe and on only one side of the lower abdomen. In this case, it is necessary to see a doctor to check if the pregnancy is housed in the correct place , that is, inside the uterus and not in the tubes .
Another moment that marked and will always be in my memory is the first ultrasound of my youngest daughter, Melissa. It was exciting to see your little heart beating so hard, it is indescribable! Her development was perfect and in a few weeks she was already huge.
If you haven’t told family and friends yet, they may notice something different in your behavior. Even if the possibility of a pregnancy is not considered by some, the closest people may notice some changes. Those closest to you can also smell a different smell. Smell? Yea! The pregnant woman may start to exhale a smell different from the usual one . This is due to hormonal changes so your mother, husband, father or close person may notice the difference.
Photo: embryology potifolio, Dani Gu
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.