Pregnancy Calendar - Week 6
Congratulations! You are pregnant. Time to rest up and read up on your body and your growing baby!
Congratulations. You're pregnant. As your body goes through major hormonal changes, you will find you tire easily and, for many women, are more highly emotional. Your uterus is changing, but is still smaller than a tennis ball. For some, you may be feeling nauseous and this is called morning sickness (though as you will discover, it can come at any time of the day ... not just the morning!). If you haven’t already started, increasing your intake of folic acid (folate) is recommended by health professionals for the first trimester. You can increase this naturally through foods digested or as a dietary supplement.
Even at this early stage, your baby is busy developing. Sized approximately 5-10mm and still called an embryo, the heartbeat is faster than yours and beating at around 100 beats a minute. The spine has finished developing and the brain is beginning to develop. (As the baby's shape and spine is curved for most of the next 3 months, the measurement of the baby's size is taken from the top of the head or crown, down to their bottom or rump).
More useful links:
Make sure you know which foods to avoid during pregnancy
Read our article on early pregnancy symptoms
When are you due? Use our due date calculator
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