New little ailments arrive and your body begins to change significantly. Here’s what happens in the sixth week of pregnancy
Sixth week of pregnancy
Alla sixth week of pregnancy you have arrived in the middle of the first trimester and are now aware that you are expecting a baby. The child continues to grow.
In just one week it has doubled its size and is always folded back on itself.
Sixth week of pregnancy, the symptoms
- Heaviness in the legs,
- excessive salivation,
- some mood swings,
- and fatigue.
Don’t worry, they are completely normal disorders at this stage. Ask your partner for maximum understanding e rest as much as possible.
But one of the main and most common symptoms of pregnancy is morning sickness. Between 50 and 70 percent of pregnant women suffer from nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy. The good news is that it will pass.
There nausea of pregnancy is strictly caused by the progressive increase of Beta Hcg hormones, which begin to stabilize around the third month. This phenomenon slows the classic morning sickness.
Sixth week of pregnancy without nausea
Do not worry if you are in the sixth week and have no symptoms and above all you do not have the classic morning sickness. Don’t worry, your baby is fine anyway. Not all women suffer from it.
How the body changes during the sixth week of pregnancy
In this period, new small ailments may arise and your body begins to take on new roundness and visibly change: the stomach becomes rounder, the breasts increase in volume.
Ultrasound during pregnancy
Call your gynecologist and make an appointment for the first ultrasound which will take place between the 8th and 12th week of pregnancy. Sometimes even in the sixth week it is possible to do an ultrasound, but there is a risk of not yet hearing the baby’s heartbeat if ovulation and fertilization took place later.
Your doctor will likely prescribe some exams blood and urine.
They are used to determine your blood type and detect the presence of viruses, such as:
- and to measure glucose and albumin levels.
Sixth week of pregnancy, as the baby grows
Her head it is much larger than the rest of the body, and is folded forward, the face is swollen and the nose flattened. Its shape resembles that of a pea.
Her mouth it begins to develop and the small seeds of the milk teeth and the tongue appear.
The eyes they are large and very close to each other and are covered with a membrane that will become the eyelid.
The fingers of the hands and feet are webbed and even if you do not notice it the baby moves in the womb and for now he still has a lot of space available.
His heart begins to beat and has a frequency of 150 beats per minute.
Sixth week of pregnancy, the curiosities
Eat regularly and healthily and avoid violent sports, the embryo is still attached to the uterine wall and by the sixth week the risk of abortion spontaneous is still high.
Advice from the midwife for the sixth week of pregnancy
Because you haven’t had blood tests yet and you still can’t know if you are at risk of contracting toxoplasmosis, try to avoid eating raw or undercooked meat or fish, uncooked cold cuts (eg yes cooked or roasted ham, and no raw ham or salami), wash fruit and vegetables well before eating them; if you have a cat ask someone to clean the litter box or do it using gloves and washing your hands thoroughly after doing so. Try to lead a normal life and exercise regularly, such as walking or swimming.
The 40 weeks of pregnancy
Here is the calendar of 40 weeks of pregnancy with advice on health, nutrition and tests to be done during the nine months. You will also be able to find out about the changes in the mother’s body, how the baby bump grows and how the fetus develops.