Week 6 of Pregnancy: Your baby now is like a little bean, about 0.6cm in size. During week 6, the baby’s brain and nervous system grow at an amazing rate. Although the organ has not been formed, the optical bags of the eye appear on both sides, the eye will begin to develop this week, and the cochlea forming inner ear, has also begun to develop.
Ultrasound can detect the heart starting to beat, and the digestive tract in the circulatory system develops and forms. Buds will develop into finger arms, toes and legs. Since your baby’s legs are curled around the body throughout pregnancy, it is very difficult to accurately measure your baby’s length. And that’s why we measure the height of the fetus from the top of the head to the tail of the hip. Baby this week is about 2 to 5 millimeters long from the top of the head to the tail.
Changes in the body and life
This week you may experience more intense pregnancy symptoms, resulting in extreme exhaustion and tiredness as your body is struggling to work overtime to feed your baby. Here are some tips to help get through this time:
Listen to the needs of your body
If you feel tired, you need to rest. Change the rhythm of your life and pay attention to the signs that the body is trying to tell you, do not try to force yourself to do chores.
Ask for support
Don’t be a super mom, let your partner know what you’re feeling so he knows how to reach out. If your friends or family ask for help, always say yes! Even as simply going grocery shopping with your friends or family can help you get adequate energy use.
Sleep a little more
If you’re always sleepy, think of a way to sleep more, either go to bed early, wake up later, or both. Your body is working twice to support 2 lives, so treat it nicely if it wants a nap.
Eat right and eat well
In order to stay active, you must get a stable fuel supply from your food, focusing your pregnancy diet on options that can provide your body with energy, such as protein and compound carbohydrates. Also, make sure you get enough calories, pregnancy vomiting may affect your appetite, so it’s important to find food that you can easily eat. Try porridge or pumpkin soup and add a little ginger, perhaps this will stop your vomiting.
Eat a few more meals
It is recommend to eat several small amount of meals throughout the day. 6 meals a day can help balance your blood sugar level, and help the body with energy stability. To maintain plenty of vitality, it is best to eat healthy snacks that can provide energy .
You may want to lie on the couch all day, but it’s better to find a sport that will provide you with energy. Walking down the street every day or swimming for 30 minutes a day will allow you to be energized and help you get a good night’s sleep.
If you continue to feel tired, consult a doctor as fatigue may be caused by other causes and your doctor will give you the correct diagnosis.
What should I be aware of – Week 6 of Pregnancy
If you find yourself going to the toilet frequently, don’t worry. Frequent urination is normal because of the pregnancy hormone (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG) increases, speeding up blood flow to the kidneys, which helps the kidneys flush and metabolize waste from you and your baby. Here are some ways to help you relieve frequent urination:
Take a leaning forward position while urinating
This position helps emptying the bladder, and when you feel like you’re finished, try squeezing a few drops of urine to make sure the bladder is emptied, so you can run a few times less to the toilet.
Drink more water
Remember to replenish your body, do not think that by drinking less, you won’t have to visit the toilet often. During pregnancy, your body and your baby need a steady supply of moisture, and dehydration can cause urinary tract infections.
Limit caffeine intake
The less caffeine, the better, because it makes urination more frequent and even accelerates the heartbeat. The intake of caffeine per person per day should be less than 200mg, about 1 cup of 355 ml of coffee.
Frequent urination may be annoying, but by washing out bad waste in the body, it is actually helping you and your baby.
Periodic maternity inspection
In the second month of pregnancy, the excitement of the pregnancy is starting to disappear, and at this point, you begin to feel a bit of fear that you might have done something that would hurt your baby before knowing that you were pregnant. What happens if you take Aspirin to cure a headache, or drink alcohol at dinner? What should you do if you catch the flu? These concerns are normal. Don’t be nervous. Your doctor will assure you that your baby is not hurt. Just let your doctor know what you’ve done.
What checks should I do – Week 6 of Pregnancy
Prenatal tests are carried out after your first visit. Some pregnant women wait until the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy before starting the prenatal checkup. If you are anxious, you can also arrange to start the inspection at the same time.
The first inspection usually takes a blood test to determine your blood group (A, B, AB or O) and Rh positive or Rh negative, and to determine if you are still having a problem with Rubella or Hepatitis B.
Health information during pregnancy
As has been said these weeks, stress is not good for baby. Many people doubt whether stress can lead to miscarriage? The fact is that stress has long been suspected as the cause of early abortion, but there is little evidence to support this theory. One study estimated that stress causes abortion in 10 to 20% of pregnant women, abnormalities in cognitive chromosomes and embryonic development. Other causes include:
- Abnormalities in chromosomes
- Coagulation disorders
- Uterine or cervical abnormalities
- Hormonal imbalances
Maternal immune response destroys the embryo transplant process.
If you are concerned about miscarriage, take care of yourself and your foetus and stay away from the factors that can cause miscarriage, such as smoking and drinking alcohol.