Week by Week Pregnancy Guide: 6 Weeks
By the time you are 6 weeks pregnant, all the hormones in your body would have taken their full place for the changes to take place. At this time, the feelings of early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness or nausea and so on would be fully felt. By implication, there is a full assurance that you are pregnant. In fact, every test carried out will end up positive.
On the part of the development of your baby, now that you are 6 weeks pregnant, the baby would already be having tiny openings that are expected to turn to a mouth and nostrils just a few weeks away from now. The formation of the eyeballs will also be gradually taking shape as well as some two folds at both sides of your baby’s head which will end up as the ears.
Of course, as you are 6 weeks pregnant, it means you are a month and about a week pregnant. And talking about the size of your baby, it should be between 4 and 7mm long or about 25 inches. But then, in another week, the baby is expected to double that size.
As the baby continues to grow, you will also be feeling the pregnancy symptoms. Some of which include you becoming drained up which is due to the fact that your body is still trying to adapt to the changes taking place within you. That is why when you feel this, you take time to rest some more.
Also, you are likely to have a sore breast. Don’t be surprised, it is because the journey to breastfeeding your baby is gradually taking place. And within your body, the muscles in your stomach will gradually be relaxing so as to ensure there is room for the growing bump. As a result of this, there is the chance that you are likely to experience heartburns frequently. But, by carefully watching and slowing down what you eat, you can reduce these symptoms.
It is possible you have discharges in your vaginal. While it is nothing to worry about, you may call your doctor once you notice it is becoming excessive. Then, it is possible you discover that you continuously have more things to swallow. For example, some women have more saliva produced in them so that they have to keep swallowing while some others spit out as it gets unbearable for them.
Take prenatal multivitamins every day. Prenatal vitamins are recommended by most doctors if you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant. They provide essential nutrients for the prenatal development of your baby. Taking prenatal vitamins is especially important when you’re so nauseous you can’t eat properly. Many of us don’t get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food, which becomes critically important when you’re pregnant. If you have nausea during pregnancy, you should know that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends vitamin B6 first-line in prenatal vitamins (such as this pack of vitamins) to help alleviate nausea. Make sure to read this detailed article about the best prenatal vitamins available on the market today to take during pregnancy.
Visit your doctor
And very important is the fact that if you have not booked an appointment with your doctor, you have to consider that. You need to schedule prenatal care with your doctor or a midwife so that they can monitor the growth of the baby and some of the challenges you may be faced within the process.
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