Sixth week of pregnancy: what happens, ultrasound and fetal weight
Pregnancy is a great time, even in spite of a lot of tired thoughts and problems. We need to buy a lot of things, come up with a name, plus weekly hospital visits, toxicosis, an eternal lack of goodies and other problems - all this can not overshadow this period in a woman's life. Embryo 6 weeks already can give out the mum. There is a little cute tummy that people around you can easily notice.
Pregnancy is 6 weeks. Symptoms
Reviews from future mothers are all different, it all depends on the characteristics of the body, but there are some similar points:
- change of mood;
- small stomach and others.
Pregnancy is 6 weeks, the symptoms of which are listed above, this is an important period in the life of your baby. Right now the heart begins to work, the brain is formed, the eyes, legs, and hands develop. This is a very painstaking process, my mother should avoid unpleasant situations for her, to protect herself from the stresses she is so exposed to. Now the expectant mother, as well as during the whole pregnancy, needs support, care, attention and warmth.
The embryo on the 6th week of pregnancy already brings a lot of inconveniences, in the body of the future mother there are serious hormonal changes, thanks to which there are sharp mood swings, the father should be patient.
Embryo 6 weeks is still very tiny, but in the whole body of the mother there are changes. Even at such a short time, you can notice something new and unusual in the appearance of a woman. At the moment it's about the chest. It can swell, tingle a little, become rasping, nipples and areoles begin to darken. This is absolutely normal, a common occurrence during pregnancy, do not rush to panic, if you are worried about this, consult your doctor.
Similarly, changes occur with the skin. There may appear acne, acne, it loses its former elasticity, becoming a bit porous. This problem will correct the proper skin care. Now is the time to take care of the prevention of stretch marks. Especially pay attention to the chest, buttocks and stomach.
Pregnancy is 6 weeks. A photo
Ultrasound at this time is still very little that will show. The baby has not yet fully formed limbs, small eyes, which at this stage are very fragile, as they are just beginning their development. If you have a pregnancy of 6 weeks, the size of the fetus is about 5 millimeters. He is very small, his heart does not yet have the shape of an adult's heart, but it looks like an ordinary tube, but with the help of some instruments one can hear his knocking.
Features of urination
If your pregnancy is 6 weeks, the size of the fetus (the photo is shown above) is still very small, but already puts pressure on the bladder, which, in turn, can cause frequent urination. Now the uterus has reached the size of the plum, the doctor with 100% certainty will confirm the presence of pregnancy. Now is the time to choose a gynecologist, as he will be your best friend during this time. As for urination, pay attention to the fact that there were no cutting sensations, as with cystitis. If you have such symptoms, then tell your doctor.
Thanks to the development of progesterone, the uterus does not contract, providing a normal pregnancy. At 6 weeks, the ultrasound picture shows little, but you can keep the first photo of your baby as a memory. In addition to progesterone, an important role is played by the hormone of chorionic gonadotropin, produced by the placenta. Your doctor should often give you a referral for testing, checking the level of hormones. Regarding the norm, these indicators should increase, progesterone throughout pregnancy, and hCG - during the first trimester.
The embryo of six weeks is still fed and saturated with a yolk sac, which will disappear in the near future. Right now, a baby's place is formed and the umbilical cord develops.
Changes in the baby
If the pregnancy is 6 weeks, the photo of the embryo ultrasound shows us while an incomprehensible specimen, similar to the letter C. At this stage, it is very important for the mother to take folic acid, it helps in hematopoiesis and the transmission of hereditary traits.
The baby has the first blood vessels, the rudiments of the nose, mouth and ears. Cartilages are formed, which will later become bones. The brain is two spheres, in the end it will be two hemispheres. Now the baby does the first movements, but imperceptible for the mother. If the pregnancy is 6 weeks, the size of the fruit is about five grams, and the length is one centimeter. Such a crumb, but already almost formed organism. Now cells are actively divided and all vital organs are formed. Mom now needs to protect themselves from negative environmental factors that can harm a child.
If the pregnancy is 6 weeks, the ultrasound picture of the child's sex will not show yet, the external genitalia are not yet expressed. At such a short time, doctors are rarely sent for ultrasound, since very little useful information will be obtained. Another very small and unformed embryo, ultrasound (6 weeks - the period that we are considering) can show how many babies will be (multiple pregnancies you have or not) and, perhaps, listen to the heartbeat.
Take it very seriously to abdominal pain, they can mean a possible miscarriage, especially if accompanied by spotting. Also, abdominal pain can be less tangible, cramping, which is quite normal in this position. Talk to your doctor to exclude all possible threats to you and your child.
Often expectant mothers suffer back pain, they, like in the first case, can be safe, but can talk about possible infections that further adversely affect the health and development of the child.
In any case, the cause of pain should be determined by a specialist, do not risk your health and the life of your crumbs.
If you notice spotting, even scanty or smearing, immediately call for an ambulance and do not refuse to go to the hospital. Bleeding is the first and most important sign of a threat of miscarriage. Do whatever the doctor tells you to save your pregnancy.
Discharge from the vagina
There are several types of discharge during pregnancy. They can be scanty transparent or whitish, abundant white curdled, can have a yellow, brown, greenish tinge.
If your secretions do not have an unpleasant smell, they are whitish in color, then you should not worry, it is quite normal reaction of the body to the hormonal changes in the pregnant woman.
To pay attention it is necessary on beli, having curdled consistence, causing an itch, an edema mucous, having an unpleasant smell. Such secretions indicate the presence of a common infection. This is a thrush, or, as it is called in another way, candidiasis. This disease causes fungi called Candida.
Thrush does not carry any serious impediments to the course of pregnancy, it can be said, it is generally harmless. However, consult a doctor, do not self-medicate. The drugs that you used before pregnancy to get rid of thrush, now you can be categorically prohibited. For example, syringing is a very effective method of eliminating the disease, but during pregnancy, douching should be completely ruled out.
A few more types of secretions that have an unpleasant smell and color, can resemble pus, carry a certain danger to the future of the baby and the health of the mother. Probably, you have colpitis. Colpitis, unlike thrush, is much more difficult to treat, can even go into a chronic form. What kind of danger for the baby does he carry? Infection of the fetus or amniotic fluid is possible, and colpitis can cause complications of pregnancy. The color and nature of the discharge depends on the pathogen.
Whatever discharge you have not noticed, be sure to talk with your doctor, only he can help you get rid of unpleasant sensations and smell.
Disease at the 6th week of pregnancy
As already mentioned, the sixth week of pregnancy is a very serious period for the baby. Even a mild disease carries a threat to the life and health of the embryo. Note that during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, the immunity of a pregnant woman is reduced, the body is susceptible to any infections, it is worth protecting yourself at this stage. But, despite the fact that many mothers are strongly fixated on their health, 90% still pick up sores, many all go without consequences, but do not engage in self-medication.
Carelessly drunk once the drug can provoke serious problems, even to the death of pregnancy, while the cold does not affect the health of the baby so much.
What should you do for a cold? Be sure to consult a doctor, he will tell you how best to do. It is very useful to drink broth of wild rose or green tea. Rinse your nose, but do not drip with ordinary drops. This is a good assistant will be ordinary saline (sodium chloride), there is a penny, there is in every pharmacy.
Eat more foods rich in vitamin C, breathe fresh air, then the cold will recede.
In the first trimester, in the sixth week in particular, the temperature can be raised to thirty-seven degrees, this does not indicate the presence of infection, the temperature rises due to the presence of a yellow body.
It is very useful to keep a graph of basal temperature. If you conducted it earlier, then he told you first about the pregnancy that has come. A rise in temperature suggests that the hormone progesterone is produced, a lowering of the basal temperature can warn about a possible abortion of pregnancy.
For any questions of lowering or raising the temperature, it is worth contacting your doctor.
Alcohol and Tobacco
Any mother does not want her behavior to cause a child to develop incorrectly. Embryo 6 weeks only begins to develop, important vital organs are formed, all toxins (alcohol, drugs, smoking) can cause pathologies, mental retardation. It is worth categorically rejecting all harmful factors, because it is about the future of your baby, do not cripple his life in the womb.
How to eat mother?
Embryo 6 weeks, the photo is presented above, not yet fully formed. There are no ossicles, they still consist of cartilages, vital organs begin to develop. To help your baby grow healthy, smart and strong, you should pay attention to your diet. What products should you pay attention to:
Note that in connection with toxicosis, many mothers are simply afraid to eat. In order not to overload your stomach, eat often, but in small portions. To save yourself in the morning from toxicosis, do not get up from bed to eat a handful of nuts or drink tea.
Limit yourself in eating fried, salty, smoked, spicy. Give preference to healthy food, if you want to eat cutlets, then cook them for a couple. Get the same cutlets, only much more useful.
Many begin to worry about the baby and eat for two, the sixth week of pregnancy, you do not need extra calories, everything you need for your mother and baby is part of your regular portion.
Embryo 6 weeks (size of the fetus) is still extremely small, it can not cause the spouses to refuse sex. The main thing is that sex does not bring inconveniences and discomfort to mom and baby. To harm a baby will not work, it is protected by amniotic fluid, a uterus, a mucous stopper. If you are concerned about the question of whether uterine contractions during orgasm can harm? Feel free to tell you - no! This, on the contrary, can be a small training of the musculature of the uterus, which will be greatly affected during childbirth.
The main thing during sex on the sixth week of pregnancy, as well as throughout the period of gestation, is safe posture. Now the pace and depth of penetration should be controlled by the future mother, since there should not be unpleasant, painful sensations.
Physical activity in the sixth week of pregnancy
Mom is very useful now to move, do not feel sorry for yourself and lie in bed all day. Even there is such a popular belief: a future mother should wash the floor every day without a mop, it helps to properly arrange the baby, so that the childbirth would be quick, uncomplicated.
Embryo 6 weeks, whose photo was repeatedly presented, actively develops, mums are useful for walks in the fresh air, special gymnastics and other physical activities. Of course, you do not need to overstay yourself, it's strictly forbidden you to lift weights.
The embryo of 6 weeks, the photo of which was higher, is now actively developing, for a proper development and location it is necessary to perform a special set of exercises. It is worth forgetting about the usual exercises, now yoga sparing, is aimed more at relaxation and breathing. Help such exercises as the eight and circular movements of the hips, the cat's stand (good, evil) and other light exercises.
Be sure to do the rest between exercises, breathe deeply and evenly, if after exercising you feel unwell, shortness of breath or pain, then immediately consult your doctor, it's worthwhile to postpone the exercise.
Now it is very important to master the techniques of breathing, they will help you both during childbirth, and calm down in a stressful situation. How does breathing help during childbirth? Breathing is one of the best painkillers, as attention is concentrated on exercise techniques, resulting in pain blunted. Just breathing exercises saturates your baby's body with oxygen, which is also very important and useful.
You can attend special yoga courses for pregnant women or perform exercises yourself. For this, there are special video courses or articles with photos for correct execution. Please note that the exercises must match your pregnancy, so as not to harm the baby. Involve your spouse in doing these exercises.
More pay attention to outdoor walks, eat right, follow the recommendations of your doctor, then the period of pregnancy will be unforgettable for you, in the literal sense of the word, the period of your life. Now a lot of pleasant worries and troubles, there is no time for frustration, illness. Be healthy, patient. Good luck to you and your children!