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Hey mama,

Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to week 6! This is an exciting time, and there’s so much happening as your little one grows and develops.

Embryo Development in Week 6

During week 6 of pregnancy, the fertilized egg has now implanted in the uterus, and the placenta has begun to form. This is an important milestone in the development of your baby, and it’s amazing to think that all of this is happening inside your body!

At this stage, your little one is about the size of a sweet pea and is called an embryo. The heart is starting to beat, and the neural tube, which will eventually become the brain and spinal cord, is beginning to form. These early developments are crucial to the growth and health of your baby.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

While it’s still too early to detect pregnancy with a home pregnancy test, some women may experience early symptoms during week 6. These can include fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, know that it’s completely normal and a sign that your body is working hard to support your growing baby.

Prenatal Care

It’s important to see a healthcare provider for prenatal care as soon as possible after discovering you’re pregnant. Your healthcare provider can perform a blood test to check your hormone levels and confirm pregnancy, as well as an ultrasound to assess the health and development of the embryo.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

During pregnancy, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating a well-balanced diet, avoiding harmful substances, and getting regular exercise. Plan ahead and make sure you include essential nutrients in your diet plan. See The Due Date Club sample meal plan for first trimester here.

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We know that pregnancy can be an exciting but also overwhelming time. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way. The decisions you make during these early stages of pregnancy will have a lifelong impact on your child’s health and well-being.

Don’t leave it to chance – let us help you make the best choices for you and your baby. 

So join us today and let’s navigate this exciting journey together! Remember, you’re doing an amazing job, and we’re here to help you and your growing baby every step of the way.

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