The embryo is big like a pea. Maybe you have started to feel the first signs of pregnancy.
Now the levels of the hormone progesterone in your pregnant body are increasing. You may start to feel tired, nausea and other classic pregnancy ailments. You may notice that you have to go and pee more often than usual and that the breasts may be a little tense.
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During week 6, the embryo is large as a pea and grows about a millimeter a day.
It has a small tail that will later disappear.
Thin threads appear as a precursor to the body’s nervous system.
The body’s organs begin to form – lungs, liver, intestinal system.
The heart has started beating and the bloodstream is up and running.
Vocal cords, mouths and jaws with dental abutments are also created around this time.
Pregnancy test: this is what you need to know
Find out if you are pregnant by doing a pregnancy test. They are sold at the pharmacy, but also in the press office, regular shops and over the net, so you can test at home in peace and quiet. Or you can submit a morning urine test at the nearest midwife or maternity care center – it’s free in some places.
When an egg is fertilized, the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is excreted in the urine. A pregnancy test shows if there is hCG in the urine and thus whether you are pregnant or not.
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You can use pregnancy tests on the same day you should have received your period, but it is safer if you wait a few more days. The best thing to do is to do the test in the morning when the urine is most concentrated.
The tests that are sold are just as safe as testing with the midwife. Provided they are performed correctly, they give a 99% safe result.
If you choose to pass urine tests at the maternity care center, the midwife can tell you immediately if you are pregnant or not. In some county councils it is free to do the test here, in others it is free if you are under a certain age, for example 20 years.
How easily does one get pregnant?
Some get pregnant quickly, others have to wait longer. There are several reasons why this varies.
The age of the woman is an important factor. Biologically, women’s fertility declines sharply after age 35. The woman carries all her eggs at birth. If the woman is 35, her eggs are 35 years.
Various diseases may have affected the man’s ability to produce viable sperm and also the woman’s ability to conceive.
It is usually said that the chance of getting pregnant is around 25 percent every month if you try to get pregnant and have sex at about the right time – during ovulation.
About half of the women who have children have become pregnant during the first 2-3 months. 80 per cent have become pregnant within 6 months and about 90 per cent within 1 year.
For 5 percent, it takes over two years to get pregnant. Those couples who do not become pregnant after 1-2 years usually seek help.
The result of a fertilized egg
Many fertilized eggs never lead to pregnancy and many pregnancies result in miscarriage so early that they are not detected.
- 30 percent – The egg is never implanted.
- 20 percent – Preclinical miscarriage, i.e. miscarriage before pregnancy has even been established.
- 20 percent – Clinical miscarriage, i.e. the woman has been confirmed to be pregnant.
- 30 percent – Continuing pregnancy with a growing child.