6 Weeks Pregnant

More exciting developments for baby this week - there are new body parts emerging and more growth even in this early stage.

The development of baby

Part of the brain is now visible Baby begins to move The bones are beginning to harden The toes are beginning to form Measures 8 - 11 millimeters

The development of mom

Same pregnancy symptoms May feel movements like gas Extreme tiredness

What baby is feeling

Baby's starting to move around Gender is beginning to develop

What mom is feeling

Besides exhausted, mom might feel gas-like movements that are actually the baby moving around. They might be so slight that many moms don't even notice.

Specific needs for the week

You will want to make sure that your practitioner has done a full series of blood tests at this point to rule out any problems with your pregnancy - blood sugar, blood pressure, urine test, pelvic exam, etc.

Specific concerns for the week

Realize that you might be more tired at this point and that asking for help is a good way to get some rest.

Special tip for mom

This might be a great time to make a date with your partner that focuses on you as a couple instead of you as becoming parents. Go out to dinner or make a quiet dinner at home to reflect on your relationship and keep it strong.