Pregnancy Week 6: Baby Growth

Your baby is now about a quarter of an inch long, only the size of a lentil! Your baby's nose, mouth, and ears are taking shape, and tiny dental buds are growing in the jaw. A little head, brain and torso (the central part of the body made up of the chest, back and abdomen) has formed. The arms and legs are starting to protrude, which have already grown webbed hands and feet - like little flippers!

This week also marks the start of a beautiful phase - when your baby’s heart starts to beat! The circulation system comes to life and you should be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat on the Doppler (a form of ultrasound scan) during your next doctor’s visit.

Did You Know?

A developing baby’s heart beats at 100 to 160 beats a minute! This is twice the adult heart rate. Boy, isn’t that fast?


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Comments (39)

Vidhi Desai

Sounds like so much fun.

Priyanka Surkar

Sounds cool...

Sheetal Sancordekar

Its so exciting to know this...

Gricel Roberts

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Mukta Sai

I wish I knew this before

Mukta Sai

I wish I knew this before


how cool

Neelu Chopra

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Kavita Saini

This is just in time


Nice info


nc information


That’s amazing


I wish I knew this before


Wao ..feels good.


felling well after reading this

Saleha Shaan Belim

Wowwww ....cute

Arbaj Khan

This is so well written.


This is just in time

Smita Singh

OMG... today I visited my doctor and the ultrasound was done... heartbeat was there.. 😊


Tells me how..

Jigna Ganatra

wow it's so lovely ,feeling happy

ইলা আফরোজ

I wish I knew this before

Dhaduk Niru

When baby has heart beat?

Nkechi Chike

Sounds like so much fun.


So happy to hear this

Arshi Thakur

Sounds like so much fun.

Rashmi More

baby's organs forms first and heart forms later is that so?

Kiran Kuletha

पढ़ने में बड़ा मज़ेदार है!


This is just in time... good to know

Irfan Hashim

This is so well written.

sabana sabana

I'm 6weeks pregnant my baby heart beat 122/min I'm so happy my baby growing

Aabita Thakur

I am 6 weeks pregnant but there is no heart beat till now


Mera weight 95kg hai r mai thyroid patiet hu with 6 week pregnancy but doctor was saying that they r unable to see heartbeat of baby. Please suggest


6 weeks me heartbeat ati h ky?

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