Pregnancy Week 6

Discover how your baby is developing in week six. Now is the time to start deciding where you want to deliver your baby and who will be a part of your superstar birth team.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

An Embryo Forms: Weeks 4 to 8 of Pregnancy
An Embryo Forms: Weeks 4 to 8 of Pregnancy

Chances are you have no idea you're pregnant yet¿but your body is already hard at work. Watch as the egg undergoes its wondrous transformation to embryo.

Your Changing Body

You're probably dealing not only with mood swings and sore breasts now, but also nausea and possibly diarrhea, too. Great, right? But remember that there's an amazing reward for all this work!

Your Developing Baby

Your baby has tripled in size and now has a regular heartbeat--and it's about twice as fast as the average adult heart rate! His or her brainwaves can also be recorded at six weeks.

Your Pregnancy

Even though the rest of the world may not know that you're expecting (yet), you sure do, because the effects of pregnancy are here in full force now. Some of them are wonderful and some of them might not be so pleasant.

Your Week 6 To-Do List

1. If you're ready, share the news with family.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

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