-Most Severe Period for Pregnancy Symptoms!
When you are 6 weeks pregnant, your healthcare provider will measure your baby with an ultrasound scan. Your baby will certainly appear big but definitely not bigger.
The growth of your baby now is continuous and hence the ultrasound scans.
You will notice some major discomforts during this week. Slight abdominal bloating is very common for this week but if persistent pain accompanies it, you should visit your doctor.
Some mothers start growing in weight with this particular week since starting now the body retains more fluid; so your figure may look fuller.
6th week of pregnancy symptoms and physical changes that occur in your body
During 6 weeks of pregnancy, you will observe some unpleasant symptoms. You can feel slightly ill.
If you happen to see any spotting during this time, it is advisable that you see your healthcare provider.
When you are 6 weeks pregnant you should be aware that a white-yellow vaginal secretion may appear.
This symptom may continue until you give birth; still you must monitor the consistence of the secretion carefully.
If it changes in color or smell, you should go to the doctor as soon as possible.
Most mothers start experiencing the emotional carousel. The contradictory state of mind is something common when you are in week 6 of pregnancy; so tears and laugher coming immediately one after the other, is very likely to happen.
The morning sickness is not restricted to the morning time and you might experience the upset stomach sensation all through the day.
In case the vomiting is worse, it’s better to see your doctor and let her advice you because it might be harmful for your baby in case you are losing too much of fluid.
This kind of complications arise in overweight women or if you are too young to be pregnant but being sick because of a certain smell of something you see can happen regardless the age group you are in.
There is a high risk of constipation; so it is better to include as much fruits and vegetables as possible in your diet. Those rich in fibers and nutrition will help the nausea and solve the constipation issue.
There is a slight increase in your waist size and you might not fit into your jeans. It’s advisable that you wear comfortable clothes and feel easy.
Since the need to urinate will increase during this week it is better to wear comfortable clothes especially when you go out.
In order to get relief from symptoms of 6 weeks pregnancy:
- You need to buckle down and focus on changing your diet.
- You should not consume fatty foods.
- Prefer eating smaller meals rather than consuming larger ones.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Focus on the positive aspects and remember that your state of mind influences the baby.
- Take your regular prenatal vitamin.
- Avoid keeping your stomach completely empty or completely full; either of these may worsen your nausea.
In pregnancy 6 weeks, you will gain some weight. Usually, most of the pregnant women gain about 5 pounds in the whole first trimester. You will observe a little change in your waist size as it might become a little thicker.
Your uterus also starts growing in size from this week onwards and you will notice that some of your clothes are getting a bit tight. If it is your first pregnancy, then your body does not change that much.
Changes that occur in the fetus when you are 6 weeks pregnant
Now that you have reached the 6th week of pregnancy, this is a very busy time for your developing embryo. The brain of your 6 week fetus develops into 3 different parts.
First is forebrain, which is for memory and reasoning, second is midbrain, which is for translating messages from brain to other organs and limbs, and the third is hindbrain, which is for regulating baby’s breathing and for muscle movements.
- During 6 weeks pregnancy, your baby is of about 0.08 to 0.2 inches long and becomes thrice in its weight.
- It’s measured from head to the buttocks and is known as the “crown-rump length”.
- The physical features of your baby start to show this week and are wholly surrounded by the amniotic sac.
- Your baby’s heart starts beating and it will be detected in the ultrasound scan. Heart beats about 100-140 beats per minute, about twice as much as an adult’s.
- Digestive and respiratory systems also begin to develop.
- Small buds that later become arms and legs also begin to appear this week.
- The trunk and neck of your baby begin to develop.
- Kidney and lever start to grow fast.
- The blood starts to circulate.
- The neural tube which connects the brain and with the spinal cords are now closed, and the cerebral development of the baby is in progress.
- Placenta develops rapidly.
- You will also be able to see dark spots which will later become its eyes and nostrils.
- Also you will be able to see small holes in the head which later on become your baby’s ears.
When you are 6 weeks pregnant, 40 blocks of tissue will appear along the middle line of the embryo. They will form the conjunctive tissue, the ribs and the back muscles, and also the muscles from the baby’s sides.
Due to the development of first muscle tissues, the baby will make the first movements when you are in 6th week of pregnancy. These movements will be too small to be sensed by the mother but it is the start of baby’s “aware activity” inside the uterus.
Facts of pregnancy week 6
As stress increases, your 6 weeks pregnant symptoms like worsening of morning sickness, increased fatigue, severe back pain, neck pain and headaches and indigestion also increase; so take time out for meditation and relaxation.
It is a great time to join prenatal yoga classes. Just enjoy this time off and do things which you thought you could never do, of course taking care that there is a tiny baby growing in your tummy.
Want to know what happens next week? Here’s what to expect when you are 7 weeks pregnant.
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