Week 6 of Pregnancy

By week 6, your baby’s face is beginning to take form, particularly the cheeks, jaw, and chin. The ears are also starting to develop, but they’re like little holes that will eventually have the cartilage for the lobes. 

But that’s not the only major advancement - your baby’s heart has already come a long way! Currently molding into a four-chamber organ, the little one’s heart is working hard and sending blood to the developing circulatory system. By this stage, the heart is thumping approximately 105 beats per minute, faster than the average adult’s. In fact, you may even be able to detect the heartbeat on an ultrasound this week. 

Likewise, other major organs are starting to develop. These include the kidneys, lungs, intestines, pituitary gland, and the liver. 

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