Week 6

What to expect at 6 weeks

6 weeks sweet pea

At 6 weeks your baby is the size of an orange seed.

Head Takes Shape
The folds of tissue in the prominent bump on top — the head — are developing into your baby’s jaw, cheeks and chin, which will eventually become one adorable face. Also taking shape at 6 weeks: kidneys, liver and lungs, along with the little heart.

Your body at 6 weeks

Frequent Urination
It isn’t just in the movies taht pregnant woman are running to the bathroom often. It is caused by an increase of blood flow to your pelvic area as well as your kidneys are becoming more efficient at ridding your body of waste. That plus adding the pressure your uterus is putting on your bladder makes up the perfect combination of having to go!

Heartburn
The chances of you getting through pregnancy without heartburn are very slim. This is because your body is starting to relax in preparation for a growing belly. This in turn relaxes the muscle at the top of the stomach that usually prevents digestive juices from backing up which leads to that burning sensation.