Pregnancy Week 6

BirthWatch ticker week for 6

"Baby has tiny eye spots where eyes will eventually develop."

More About Week 6:

  • Your embryo's lungs, jaw, nose begins to form.
  • A vaginal ultrasound may be able to detect a heartbeat now.
  • Embryos are about 1/2 inch long now.
  • Arm and leg buds are beginning to form.
  • Your embryo's heart is beginning to differentiate into left and right chambers.
  • Embryos have tails!

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 6

Recommended Reading:

The Business of Being Born

This is a DVD. Watch this DVD (available for purchase at or at your local library or through Netflix) in your 1st or early 2nd trimester and think about how your prenatal appointments are going. Are you satisfied with your care provider? Are your appointments long enough for you to get answers to all your questions? Do you leave feeling listened to and respected? The Business of Being Born can help you sort out your feelings about what you need in a maternity care provider. If your fit isn't right now, it's not going to improve in the labor and delivery room. Continue to shop around for the care provider that fits you best.

See More Recommendations For the First Trimester from BirthWatch