We explain to you how your body evolves with 6 weeks of pregnancy and how your baby is growing. Let us help you clarify all your doubts.
Week 6 – 1st day
Growth and Development
The size of the embryo is now a grain of rice, around 4 mm long cranium-buttocks.
Although so small, the heart, lungs, gall bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, and thyroid are already in formation. If you could see inside your belly, you would see that the fetus has a disproportionately large head to the body.
The facial features of the embryo are forming, there are dark spots in the place of the eyes, openings where the nostrils will stay, and there are small protrusions marking the ears. The shoots, which in the future will be the arms and legs, are even more evident. The hands and feet of the embryo are flattened.
Among other novelties are the growth of the pituitary, cerebral gland responsible for the regulation of various hormones in the body, and muscle fibers. You still can not hear it, but the fetal heart rate is at a rate of 150 beats per minute – twice your heart rate. In the middle of this week, the embryo begins to move. But there is no way, you will have to wait until the second trimester of pregnancy to notice your baby’s gym sessions. See more details
Week 6 – 2nd day
Most miscarriages occur due to some chromosomal configuration error. The truth is that the process of forming a baby is quite complicated and sometimes nature goes wrong at some stage. If you ask your acquaintances, you will discover that it is not uncommon for some of them to have had miscarriages, without you or even knowing (and then having had otherwise perfectly healthy pregnancies).
Between 15 and 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, of which more than 80 percent occur in the first trimester. Although this does not mean in any way that it is less painful to go through such an experience, it is important to remember that it is within normalcy. If this has happened to you, your doctor will treat the physical aspects, but it helps to talk a lot with your partner – who may also be upset – and with other women who have had the same experience.
Week 6 – 3rd day
Body and Health
No need to stress with food. Be reasonable and keep your conscience calm. A pregnant woman needs about 2,000 calories a day, reinforcing with 200 extra calories in the last trimester. A sensible diet is one that has five servings of fruits, vegetables and vegetables a day, and foods from all groups. It is okay to eat a chocolate once in a while, but do not forget that almost anything you put on weight in pregnancy will continue in your body for a while after the baby is born.
Weight loss right after birth is not easy. In short, eat well, but do not eat for two. If your diet is balanced, try not to despair if you are getting fatter. Do not do radical regimen in pregnancy or soon after the baby is born and do not stay for more than four hours without eating.
Week 6 – 4th day
Your immune system gets suppressed during pregnancy to prevent rejection of the fetus, which means you become more vulnerable to infections, such as colds and flu. A healthy diet, which includes lots of fruits, vegetables and vegetables, helps strengthen the immune system by containing antioxidants, such as vitamin C, that help fight infection.
Talk to your obstetrician to see if, in your case, it is advisable to take vitamin supplements. Doctors recommend that pregnant women take the flu vaccine, especially because of the H1N1 flu. Pregnant women should not make vaccines containing the virus only attenuated, such as the rubella vaccine.
Week 6 – 5th day
The growth of the uterus can sabotage your sleep as it presses your bladder and forces you to go to the bathroom numerous times in the middle of the night. Try to reduce your fluid intake at night, but do not forget to drink plenty of water during the day. Allow yourself some treats, giving yourself a day of whims with your body. Nothing like making a hand or a foot to cheer up. Massages should also come on your list of hot things to enjoy during pregnancy, whether made by your partner, a friend or a professional. The benefit is guaranteed.
Week 6 – 6th day
People still do not see any sign of the drastic changes that are happening inside you, but sleep and nausea can disrupt your life, especially if you have not told at work that you are pregnant. To compensate, rest as much as you can at home and at the same time try to include your partner in pregnancy. Try to sleep as a priority and talk to your doctor if the nausea is ending with you or if you can not hold anything in the stomach.
Week 6 – 7th day
It is the stria, before appearing, that causes itching, not the other way around. The skin can be divided basically into two layers and the epidermis, more superficial, and the dermis, deeper. The striation is the rupture, or rupture, of the deeper layer, while the surface layer remains intact. As the skin stretches with the growth of the belly, the dermis (the deepest layer of the skin) may rupture.
When the dermis is rupturing, it can cause a itchy feeling before it appears. Hydration can help to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, as it makes the skin structures less rigid and therefore less prone to breakage.
The great hormonal production in gestation, added to a genetic propensity for the constitution of its skin, are determining factors for the appearance of stretch marks. Pregnant teenagers are the most prone to the highest hormone level.
Tips of Pregnancy
When is the gender of the baby determined?
The gender of the baby is genetically determined as soon as the sperm is fertilized by the sperm. Who determines the gender of the baby is the spermatozoon of the father:
If the sperm chromosome is XY, you are pregnant with a boy. If the chromosome is XX you are pregnant with a girl. The presence of the Y chromosome leads to the formation of the testes and their absence from the ovaries.
What can you plan for this week?
If you suspect you are pregnant, you should schedule your first prenatal visit . During the pregnancy you will have 6 consultations (at least) to monitor your general health and the development of the baby.
If you have not started taking folic acid , you will be advised by your doctor to do this supplementation.
As your chest begins to grow, choosing good bras for comfort and support is critical (your back will thank you in a few months).
To keep your skin in shape and avoid stretch marks use a good moisturizer every day and drink lots of water throughout the day. After they appear, it is very difficult to get rid of them, so it is best to act preventively.
Tips for your partner
If they suspect you are expecting a baby, your partner should be beaming and expect you to behave the same way. Your life will never be the same again.
Express what you feel, even if it is more restrained. Your partner is more sensitive and needs to feel that she is also happy with the pregnancy. Such news can be difficult to hide from family and friends but it is important that they are in tune with the date for the good news.
Some parents wait until the end of the first trimester (or after the 1st ultrasound ) after they are sure that the baby is healthy and when the most delicate stage of pregnancy is over.
Scheme and periodicity of low-risk prenatal consultations
In low-risk pregnancies it is advisable to perform the first consultation, as early as possible and up to 12 weeks of pregnancy (1st trimester of pregnancy).
Carry out prenatal surveillance consultations , after the first consultation :
- every 4-6 weeks up to 30 weeks
- every 2-3 weeks between 30 and 36 weeks
- every 1-2 weeks after 36 weeks until delivery.
- All pregnant women between the ages of 36 and 40 must have access to an appointment at the hospital where the delivery is expected to occur.
The schedule and frequency of prenatal visits may be increased. Taking into account: the clinical evaluation data and the results of the complementary tests performed. The needs of each woman / couple the protocols of each Functional Coordinating Unit.
6 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms
This is the time when, thanks to the positive outcome of the pregnancy test or to your gynecologist, you are sure about your condition. If you have not already done so, review the date of your last menstrual period and prepare your pregnancy schedule . Note the exams and ultrasounds you will need to do. Schedule your first gynecological appointment and the first blood and urine tests.
Now you can know, more or less, when your baby will be born. With this information, you can already use our Family Horoscope and discover the compatibility between the zodiacal signs of the family.
Pregnancy Week by week
- 1 Week Pregnant: Early signs of pregnancy
- 2 Weeks Pregnant: Sign, Symptoms, Discharge
- 3 Weeks Pregnant: Sign and Test
- 4 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound
- 5 Weeks Pregnant: Belly and Cramping
- 6 Weeks Pregnant: Don’t be afraid of miscarriage
- 7 Weeks Pregnant: Development
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Bleeding
- 9 Weeks Pregnant: Twins?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant: Fetus
- 11 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus
- 12 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound Gender
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Scan
- 14 Weeks Pregnant: Baby moves
- 15 Weeks Pregnant: Can baby hear in the womb?
- 16 Weeks Pregnant: Baby movement
- 17 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal Development
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Morphological Ultrasound
- 19 Weeks Pregnant: Weight gain during pregnancy
- 20 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus positions
- 21 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal weight
- 22 Weeks Pregnant: Baby size
- 23 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal movement feel like
- 24 Weeks Pregnant: Position of Baby
- 25 Weeks Pregnant: Sleeping position
- 26 Weeks Pregnant: Food and fruits
- 27 Weeks Pregnant: Trimester
- 28 Weeks Pregnant: Baby position in the womb
- 29 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms not to ignore
- 30 Weeks Pregnant: Average weight of fetus?
- 31 Weeks Pregnant: How many month i am?
- 32 Weeks Pregnant: How big is baby?
- 33 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 34 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 35 Weeks Pregnant: Is how many months?
- 36 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 37 Weeks Pregnant: What are the chances of giving birth?
- 38 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 39 Weeks Pregnant: Considered a Term Baby
- 40 Weeks Pregnant: Contractions in Labor