Your baby measures 0.15 in (0.38 cm) from crown to rump and weighs 0.010 oz (0.28 g).

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Pregnancy Facts - Week 6

So you're pregnant! Great! Exciting! But who are you planning to tell? Your partner?


Parents? BFF? While you're probably pretty excited to tell everyone and anyone, it's common to wait another several weeks before announcing.

When to announce your pregnancy

It's a bit of a Debbie Downer to mention, but the reality is that the risk of miscarriage in the early weeks of pregnancy is high. Sometimes something just isn't "right" about the pregnancy. It is around the 12th week of pregnacy that viability of the pregnancy becomes much better. That's why a lot of people choose to wait until at least the 12th week before announcing. Plus you have time to plan a kickass/cheesy/unique way of announcing it.

You won't be showing any physical signs of belly growth at this point of the pregnancy. There is no fear of being outed by sight alone. But acne is a real thing for some moms due to all the extra hormones. Unless you're still at an age where pimples are common, your friends may wonder why you're suddenly breaking out.

If you frequently partake in adult beverages and suddenly go dry, or not eat your favorite food because of food aversion, you may need to come up with some good reasons to divert suspicion.


So think carefully about who you want to tell. Who needs to know? Who can you trust? There are too many real life instances where friends and family spill the proverbial beans to others before you get to make the announcement.


Consider asking those you tell to sign an NDA, to cross their heart and hope to die, pinky swear, spit handshake on it — whatever necessary to ensure thery zip their lips and throw away the key.


Baby announcements are serious business. As the newest pregnant woman on the block, the last thing you need is someone triggering your hormotional (hormones + emotional).


People get unfriended on Facebook and unfollowed on Instagram for these kind of things.

Your baby's development in week 6 of pregnancy

Your baby's eyes are starting to grow. Right now they are just two little black dots growing on the side of your baby's head. Yes, the side of it. These two little dots will gradually develop over the next few weeks and move to the front of the face.

The four little arm and leg nubs that started growing last week now look like little flippers. These are the same limbs that will be used to punch and kick you at inopportune times later in your pregnancy. Like when you're trying to sleep.

Your baby's growing a spine. More than can be said about some people in the world. Amirite?

If there's ever a time and place to focus on working on your baby bod, it's in utero. This week it's all about muscle development.


How big is your baby in week 6 of pregnancy

Your baby is now about 0.15 inches (0.38 centimeters) in size and weighs about 0.010 ounces (0.38 grams).

My baby 0.15 in (0.38 cm) from crown to rump and weighs 0.010 oz (0.28 g)