Now that you are 6 weeks pregnant in your first trimester, your little bean is growing as big as a pomegranate seed. Not to mention, a 6 weeks fetus is on another important milestone:\r\n\r\n \tThe areas that will become the eyes and ears have started to project as bumps.\r\n \tTiny buds are forming that will grow into arms and legs.\r\n \tThe neural tube begins to close over that will become your baby's spinal cord.\r\n\r\nNot to worry your little bean is protected inside the amniotic sac that we mentioned in the previous write up. It is the home for your little bean until he\/she is born. What changes does this week do to your body and you? Let's find out more!\r\n6 Weeks Pregnant: The Development Progress\r\nThis week will be a busy one for your baby. It is the beginning of the embryonic period (week 6 \u2013 10). Where all your baby\u2019s important organs will start to develop. It is during this period that your baby will be sensitive to any negative factors such as alcohol, nicotine or other chemicals.\r\n\r\nThis week's major developments would be the nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. Their heartbeats will be about 100 to 160 times a minute.\u00a0 It is almost twice as fast as yours, and the blood is beginning to course through their body.\r\n\r\nThe intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. As well as their pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, which is about the size of a lentil or a pomegranate seed. Your baby has tiny webbed hands and feet shaped like paddles. Your little bean tongue and vocal cords are beginning to form. Their heart could be seen with an ultrasound.\r\n\r\nAt this stage, your baby is no longer than 2-4mm in size. Your doctor could measure your baby\u2019s CRL (crown-rump length), which is the measurement from the top of the head to the rump during the ultrasound.\r\n\r\n\r\nBody Changes For The Week?\r\n\r\n\r\nYou may start to notice other symptoms such as morning sickness. More than 50% of pregnant women will experience this. Unfortunately, nausea and vomiting could happen at any time of the day, even during the first trimester of week 4 or 5 of your pregnancy.\r\n\r\nHyperemesis gravidarum is a condition in pregnancy whereby your morning sickness is severe, causing you unable to eat or drink anything leading to dehydration. You may need to see the doctor. They will give you some medication to reduce nausea and vomiting. However, if you are very dehydrated, you should let the doctor know.\r\n\r\nSome women will notice certain things or smell makes nausea and vomiting worse. For instance, particular food or cooking, even in some women the smell of their partner! Take notice of what these things are and try to avoid them if possible.\r\nWhat Should Be Your Plan This Week?\r\n\r\n \tPlan your first antenatal visit with your doctor. At this stage, your doctor will confirm your due dates either by your last menstrual date or ultrasound if you are not sure of your last period. You could even see your baby\u2019s heartbeat on the ultrasound scan.\r\n \tBlood investigation will be done to check for blood type, your haemoglobin level and screen for infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis. The doctor would be able to detect if you have anaemia. It is also important to know your blood group- A, B, AB or O and Rhesus type either positive or negative. The Rhesus factor is determined by the type of protein on the surface of their red blood cells. Majority of women are Rhesus positive. Being Rhesus negative may have implications for your pregnancy, especially in the future if your partner is Rhesus positive.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTips When You Are 6 Weeks Pregnant\r\n\r\n\r\n \tEat small but frequent meals.\r\n \tConsider changing your toothpaste!\r\n \tDrink \u00bd hour before and after meals, not during meals.\r\n \tAvoid spicy and oily foods.\r\n \tSniff lemons or ginger.\r\n \tDrink lemonade.\r\n \tEat some salty potato chips to settle down the stomach.\r\n \tEat dry crackers early in the morning when you wake up.\r\n \tUnable to swallow the big prenatal pills? Why not try the chewable one with folic acid pills.\r\n\r\n\r\nDuring this stage, you will be experimenting with which morning sickness remedies are the best for you to cope with it. Your morning sickness could probably worst from time to time during this first trimester. So, make sure to find the right remedy that works for you.\r\n\r\nStay tuned to find out what happens on week 7 of the first trimester of your pregnancy. You could also read other articles from us while waiting for the next. In case you already done it why not, check out Motherhood.com.my for all the wonderful baby stuff and needs you can purchase online on our online store!