This week, there are many more developments happening. . By the 6th week of pregnancy, babies’ nose, mouth and ears are going to be formed. The baby’s heart rate beats about 100 to 160 times a minute.
How does the baby grow?
Important developments this week go with the nose, mouth and ears. An oversized head and dark spots on the baby’s eyes and nostrils are starting to form. The ears are marked by small indentations on both sides of head, and limbs look like sprouting buds. The baby’s heart beats about 100 to 160 times a minute, almost double compared to the adult’s heart rate. This week, blood begins to circulate throughout the baby’s body. The intestine is also growing and lung buds have appeared. The pituitary gland, the rest of the brain, muscles and bones are forming, too. At this time, the baby is about a quarter inch long, equivalent to the size of a lentil.
Changes occurring in the mother’s body during the 6th week of pregnancy
Moms may notice the personality is changing a bit. Pregnant women in this week can be moody or happy all day without any reason. That is very normal, and moms don’t need to worry about it. The mood swings happen because of hormonal changes.
Blood stains on underwear or toilet paper after urination usually occur at an early stage of pregnancy, common in a quarter of pregnant women. This may be normal, but it can sometimes be an early sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. See a doctor right away if moms find any sign of the above.