Fetal development during week 6 of pregnancy

In the sixth week, the fetus is still tiny, measuring approximately 3.1-6.3 millimeters, roughly the size of a grain of rice or pomegranate seed.

Cherifa Sharaf
Published on:Dec 21st 2022 |Updated on:Apr 10th 2024

This week, the neural tube at the back of the fetus closes. The brain and spinal cord start to develop from it. The fetus begins to resemble a tadpole because of the presence of something like a tail (which will develop into the spinal cord).

It's essential to visit the doctor when a positive pregnancy test result appears to ensure both your health and the health of the pregnancy.

 In this video, learn about the stages of fetal development during tweek 6 of pregnancy with Dr. Cherifa Sharaf, consultant in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Cherifa SharafObstetrics & Gynecology Consultant

Consultant of obstetrics, gynecology & Infertility, with years of experience in women’s healthcare. Dr.Cherifa is practicing at Qasr El Eyni Hospital/ Cairo University in addition to several other hospitals and centers in Cairo Egypt. She holds a Ph.D. in medicine from Cairo University in addition to the European Diploma of Operative Gynecology from Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Diploma of Management of Infertility from Antoine Béclère Faculty of Medicine Paris, France. Dr. Cherifa is very passionate about providing the appropriate health care to women and believes the overall health of a woman is key to her reproductive and maternal health. She is a strong believer in the importance of raising women’s awareness and educating them about everything related to health in general and reproductive health in particular.

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