Guide to Being Six Weeks Pregnant

Don't Worry If ...

We know you've got a lot on your mind in week six of your pregnancy, but don't worry if you can't see your baby's heartbeat during your first vaginal ultrasound. Although it can occasionally be spotted at this early stage, it's not even a little bit uncommon to see the baby and the yolk sac, with nary a heartbeat in sight.

If your little one's ticker is playing hide and seek, take a deep breath and schedule an appointment for a couple of weeks later to try again. By that point, it should be a cinch for your doctor to locate the heartbeat, plus you might even be far along enough to hear it!

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