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Guide to Being Six Weeks Pregnant

What You Might Be Feeling

Once upon a time, I was sitting in a movie theater with my best friend trying to enjoy a Nicole Kidman comedy. I was wishing I had more candy when it hit me: a fleeting wave of dizzying nausea. On the way home, I purchased a pregnancy test, and eight months later, Nicholas entered the world in all his adorable, bossy glory.

By the sixth week of gestation, many women who are going to be members of the morning sickness club are beginning to feel queasy. Ranging anywhere from mild to extreme, morning sickness can actually happen any time of the day or night, and it can also vary widely among pregnancies. So, try not to be too smug if you get off easy this time. It'll annoy your friends and can come back to haunt you when you're carrying baby No. 2.

Other common issues that may or may not be arising at this point are tender breasts, frequent urination, fatigue and mood swings that put your typical monthly bouts to shame. Get plenty of rest and try to roll with the punches as best you can until the 12th or 13th week, when most women experience relief from first trimester woes.