Pregnancy Week 6
Mom's Changing Body
Can you believe that just a few short weeks ago you were wondering if you were really pregnant? Chances are, by now your body is letting you know loud and clear (and if not now, soon). Sure, some of these signature first-trimester symptoms can be a bit jarring—the exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, super-sore breasts, headaches, constipation, faintness, and mood swings—but try to go with the flow and look on the bright side. Your body's doing some complex work in there, and most of the symptoms should subside in a few weeks. The tricky thing about this pregnancy stage, of course, is that you probably haven't spilled your secret to the world just yet.
Having trouble taking prenatal vitamins? Sometimes the oversize pills are tough to swallow if you're already feeling queasy. Ask your doctor about taking children's chewables instead, along with a folic acid supplement.
What Week 6 of Your Pregnancy Is Really Like
This Week’s To-Do List
This Week’s FAQs
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