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    Checklist for 6 Week Pregnancy - Symptoms, Risks, and Measures

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    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 04 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Neha Gupta - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

    Every pregnant women needs to care about herself and her baby during her pregnancy especially during 6 weeks pregnancy. Symptoms in 6 week pregnant woman includes mood swings, cramping, slight weight changes, frequent urination, sore breasts, and nausea. Week by week pregnancy needs to be managed well.

    Let’s Discuss in More Details About 6 Weeks Pregnancy Symptoms:

    As you make progress in your early pregnancy, you may be curious to know which changes will be happening to your body at week 6 pregnant. Though you are all set to harness the joy of motherhood, at the same time you might have to deal with the most annoying pregnancy symptoms while you are 6 weeks pregnant.

    1. Nausea

    • During 6-week pregnancy nausea can hit you terribly. Nausea or morning sickness can overpower you not only at mornings but can strike all day long.
    • If you are a mom to be with twins in your womb, then you are expected to experience more severe nausea.
    • Staying away from food can trigger frequent bouts of nausea and you are advised to keep munching on some healthy snacks at different intervals throughout the day.

    2. Sore Breasts

    • Any of the days during the week, you may wake up in the morning to find out that your breasts are swollen and sore.
    • At 6 weeks pregnant, tiny ducts in your breasts have already started to prepare themselves for producing milk.

    3. Frequent Urination

    • If you are making your steps to the restroom frequently, then pregnancy hormone HCG can be the main reason behind it.
    • HCG directs extra blood to flow through your pelvic area and can make you do those extra rounds.

    Point To Note:In case of painful urination consult your doctor immediately as it can be a warning sign of a UTI.

    4. Mood Swings

    • During 6 weeks of pregnancy, you may experience a new range of crankiness and gushes of emotional extremes.
    • Try some meditation techniques to keep yourself untouched from overpowering emotions.

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    5. Cramping And Spotting

    • Cramping and spotting are quite common during 6-week pregnancy.

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    6. Weight Gain At 6 Weeks Pregnant

    • At six week pregnancy, you are unlikely to gain weight or show any. You are only susceptible to gain weight ranging from 1 to 4 pound during first.

    7. Belly At 6 Weeks Pregnant

    • At 6 week pregnancy you may not show or look pregnant, but at the same time, a feeling of being bloated is very common.
    • If you are lucky enough to carry twins in your womb, your belly is expected to show a little sooner as compared to other expecting women.

    Can You Feel Nervous And Uncertain 6 weeks pregnant?

    During early days of 6 weeks pregnancy, you may be experiencing discomfort due to the hormonal fluctuations. Pregnancy symptoms can make your life difficult and you are likely to feel nervous and anxious during the first trimester, however, try keeping such feelings away by keeping yourself calm.

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    Measuring The Embryo

    • At week 6 pregnancy your baby measures about 1/8 to ¼ inches in length and about the size of a sweet pea.
    • The fetus at this time resembles a tadpole with a tail. The tiny buds will soon grow into arms, legs, and ears.
    • During this phase, an embryo has already started developing major organs like the lungs and brain.
    • Tiny teeth buds have begun to develop under the gums during 6 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Your 6 weeks baby is soon going to look cuter with sprouting nose, eyes, ears, chin and cheeks.
    • You may notice two distinct gestational sacs on the ultrasound if you are pregnant with twins.

    Risks Associated With 6 Weeks Pregnancy

    Carrying twin babies within you can fill your heart with a double dose of joy or excitement. But you should be extra careful as moms to be with multiple babies has a higher risk of developing pregnancy-related complications like-

    • Anemia.
    • Preeclampsia.
    • Gestational Diabetes.
    • Vaginal bleeding.
    • Twin to twin transfusion syndrome.
    • Preterm labor.
    • Intrauterine growth restriction.
    • Delayed fetal growth.

    Checklist For 6 Weeks Pregnant Women-

    • Schedule a prenatal appointment with your health care provider.
    • If you haven’t started following a multivitamin regime, then you can start it this week. A doctor may also prescribe a multivitamin supplement loaded with essential minerals, which you and your baby may need.
    • As a rule of thumb don’t indulge in any activity that raises your basal temperature above 102 degrees as it can lead to serious pregnancy complications like miscarriage and fetal abnormalities.

    Word Of Caution

    • Spotting can be a warning sign of pregnancy-related risks like ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.
    • If you notice heavy bleeding similar to that of menstrual flow along with abdominal cramps, call your doctor immediately.

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    Dr. Neha Gupta

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    Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist
    Gurgaon
    Dr. Neha Gupta is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Gurgaon. She has been practicing for many years now. Her rich experience in Normal Vaginal Delivery, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Hysterectomy and Tubectomy makes her the most preferred names in Gurgaon. She has acquired MBBS in 2004, DNB from National Board of Examinations in 2009 and MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Maulana Azad Medical College in 2009. She is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. Dr. Neha Gupta has an expertise in Intrauterine Insemination and is practicing at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon. You can get the contact details of Dr. Neha Gupta at elawoman.com

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    Mamta Dixit

    Your apple size baby might start kicking you with his/her newly formed hands and legs. Start eating nutritious and put on some more pounds as it will help your baby to grow healthy.

    Oct. 3, 2018, 9:11 a.m. 4.5

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    Subhangi Tewatia

    Have ultrasound and prenatal visits to your consultant on a regular basis. They will guide you with your diet and body weight along with a list of medicines.

    Jan. 23, 2018, 12:33 p.m. 5.0

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    Bharti Dhupia

    I am 2 weeks pregnant and this article prepared me a lot for my soon to come pregnancy symptoms. Thanks for the share!

    Dec. 12, 2017, 7:27 a.m. 5.0

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    Kate Doucet

    6 weeks pregnant women must take very good care of themselves. They must go for a breast exam and blood work such as blood type, Rh factor, iron level, certain genetic disease testing, measles immunity and more. This helps in maintaining a healthy pregnancy span.

    Oct. 26, 2017, 4:36 p.m. 4.5

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    Sandhya Raghuvanshi

    6 weeks pregnant woman needs to be very careful because it's the time when most of the pregnancy is detected and a sudden sense of excitement can cause harm. During 6 weeks, baby's circulatory system develops with a regular flow of blood. Baby might even be wiggling his or her paddle-like hands a...

    Oct. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m. 4.5

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