Your Pregnancy At Week 6

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In a nutshell
Snacks will be your best friend
Weird and wonderful cravings
Extreme tiredness
Heightened Sense of Smell

Your Body at Week 6

Are you frequently needing to use the bathroom this week? That’s not your baby just yet. It’s your uterus expanding at quite a fast pace. By the time week 10 comes around it will be the side of a small grapefruit. You may experience some very weird cravings in your first trimester; however, this isn’t the case for some women. We would love to know the weirdest craving you have had so far. Has anyone fancied eating their dog’s dinner? Weird!

Your Baby At Week 6

Over the next 6 weeks, your baby will quadruple in size and have will have undergone significant changes. For this week, your baby’s head is growing faster than the rest of the body. As the head grows there is development with the eyes and ears.

Week 6 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Passion"
Gender: Female Origin: Greek, French Meaning: "Bright"

Recipe of the Week

Hummus, Raw veggies and Pita bread
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
10 Min
Serves 1
6 Ingreds


  • 2 tbsp of tinned chickpeas
  • Squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of low-fat Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 piece of pitta bread cut into strips
  • 1 carrot cut into sticks
  • 1 stick of celery cut into sticks

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pop chickpeas, lemon juice, yogurt, oil, spices and garlic into a blender and mix together until smooth.
  2. Serve with pitta bread strips, carrot and celery sticks.

Week 6 TODO's

  1. Get lots of rest where possible! You will be feeling extra tired this week, so listening to your body should be your number 1 priority.
  2. You may feel like you’re going to feel this way forever, but I can promise you, you won’t! Try writing in a journal with what you are feeling and experiencing so later on, you can look back on this wonderful time of your life!

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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