You may also start noticing some food cravings and food aversions at this time. This may be an effect of the hormones that your body is producing at this time. Make sure that you communicate this with your partner/your family, so you can eat proper meals and keep yourself healthy.
What should I be concerned about?
Some of the more common symptoms you will experience in week 6 of pregnancy baby development are:
Exhaustion or lethargy. As progesterone continues to increase, the more tired you will feel each day. Pregnancy fatigue is completely normal. If you are working odd hours for your job, this may be the best time to ask your employer if you can shift your hours to get as much rest as possible. Ensure that you are taking iron supplements or foods rich in iron such as legumes, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, potatoes, and eggs. Folic acid and iron are highly important at this stage of your pregnancy, as they are responsible for the creation of red blood cells for you and your baby.
Spotting. If you do not experience any light bleeding prior to this week, then expect it to happen this week. Do not be alarmed if you find a few spots on your liner, as this is completely normal and is referred to as “implantation bleeding.” If spotting lasts for more than 2 days, coupled with severe cramping, consult your doctor immediately.
Frequent urination. Because your kidneys are processing more excess fluids on week 6 of pregnancy baby development, expect to have more frequent trips to the bathroom as well.
No symptoms. There may be a few lucky mothers who continue to feel “normal” and have no symptoms whatsoever. Not all pregnancies are alike, and others begin to experience symptoms during their second trimester.
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What should I tell my doctor?