Sixth week of pregnancy
What you need to know about the sixth week
From the outside of the 6th week, it is not clear if you are pregnant, but the baby in your womb is growing very fast at this time. And he takes from your body all the materials needed for his growth. So naturally you feel very tired at this time.
Early pregnancy symptoms are almost the same this week:
- Feeling more tired than usual,
- Mild pain or pressure in the breast,
- Getting a metallic taste in the mouth or not understanding the taste of the news,
- Nausea (morning sickness) ,
- Mood swings or frequent mood swings,
- Significant changes in eating habits. Sudden onset of a strong taste in a new food or a distaste for a favorite food,
- Olfactory intensity,
- There is a tendency to get upset / cry over small things. These symptoms are caused by hormonal fluctuations in the body during pregnancy,
- Increased amount of diarrhea,
- Pain in the lower abdomen, such as period pain,
- Feeling of discomfort or bloating.
Remember that it is normal to feel emotional during pregnancy. This experience is the same for each person. So there is no reason to be upset.
Things to keep in mind:
- Try to get as much rest as possible during this time. Talk to your spouse and family about your physical changes and mental state, it will be easier for them to take care of you or help you. Remember, you will not experience such physical fatigue or emotional turmoil throughout your pregnancy. In most cases, these problems get better after the first trimester, i.e. the 12th week.
- Eating a healthy, nutritious and safe diet is very important for maintaining good health for you and your baby during pregnancy.
- For the well-being of the fetus, smoking, drinking or excessive caffeine (tea, coffee) habits must be abandoned.
- You should also consult a doctor, health worker at the nearest health center or a trained midwife on what rules to follow during pregnancy.
How the fetus is growing
During the 6th to 8th week of pregnancy, a swollen area is seen in the body of your fetus where the heart is supposed to be, which later forms a full heart. In addition, the neural tube, a tube-like part of the fetal body of vertebrates, has a bulge in front of it, which later forms the baby’s head and brain. The spinal cord is later formed from the neural tube.
At this time the body of the fetus is curved and it has a tail-like part, so it looks a lot like a bangchi. At this time, ultrasound (vaginal) scan of the menstrual tract can often detect the fetal heartbeat.
The growing arms and legs of the fetus (limb buds) at this time look like small swollen or swollen parts.
Shallow grooves on both sides of the head form the ear, and the front of the head deepens and forms the eye.
Meanwhile, the embryo is covered with a transparent and thin skin.