Week 6 of Your Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at six weeks are:

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Frequent Urination

Multiple bathroom trips are common during pregnancy and happen due to the increasing blood volume in your blood, your ever-expanding uterus which puts pressure on your bladder, as well as hormonal disturbances. Make sure that you stay well hydrated during pregnancy

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Heartburn

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too.

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Constipation

Your digestive system moves slowly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients from your food so that your baby can have the best nutrition possible. This slow movement, of course, causes you inconvenience, and the best way to combat it is by staying hydrated and eating fiber-rich foods.

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Occasional Headaches

Headaches at this stage can be due to multiple factors. Increasing blood volume in your body, changes in blood pressure, hormonal spikes, can all play a role. In addition, the stress and excitement of pregnancy can add to the existing headaches. Some women have cold and blocked nose as pregnancy symptom

Baby's Development

Baby’s Length: 0.64 cm.
Baby’s Weight: 0.2 g.

Lungs , Kidneys & Heartbeat:

In the 6th week, the baby slowly develops lungs, liver, kidneys and heartbeat.

Baby’s Jaws:

The face of the baby takes form with jaws, cheeks and chin.

Baby’s Heart:

This week, your baby’s heart develops into a complex four-chambered pumping organ and starts to beat at 160 beats per minute.

Baby’s Skin:

The baby is covered by thin see-through skin all over the body.

In spite of all uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms, you now have a reason to cheer: your little sweet pea’s heart starts to bea

Your's Changing Body

Although there is no change in the external appearance, the body undergoes various changes as hormones prepare your body for pregnancy.

The pregnancy hormone hCG increases the blood flow to the pelvic region causing increased sexual pleasure.

Your kidneys become more efficient in pushing the body waste out of the system. The growing uterus begins to push down the urinary bladder causing frequent urination in the first trimester.

If you are not yet nauseous, consider yourself lucky! Brace yourself, because morning sickness can occur at typically any time of the day, not just in the morning. According to medical experts, 50 to 70% of pregnant women get morning sickness in one form or other, for example vomiting, nausea. Morning sickness is usually at its peak at week 9 and gradually decreases by week 12.

Did you observe that you bled slightly? Don’t panic. While this experience can be scary, a bit of bleeding and spotting is quite common during early pregnancy. This happens because your to-be-baby is trying to borrow into the layers of your uterus so that it can find a home where it can grow. This burrowing can result in some spotting which is usually very light. If you experience heavy bleeding with clots, you may need to immediately see your doctor.

Many pregnant women often complain of tender heavy breasts and the whole feeling can be uncomfortable. For most women, breast pain and tenderness start during this week. Hormonal spikes, especially prolactin, progesterone, and estrogen are responsible for this discomfort. Blood supply to your breasts also increases.

You must be feeling extremely tired and sleepy all the time. Getting up from the bed may feel like a chore. But remember, this is not laziness. Your hormones are all haywire and your body is working extra hard to nourish the little bean within you. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, taking quick power naps, and doing small exercises can help deal with this symptoms

Pregnancy is a sensitive time for us and small changes can sometimes create panic. Increased vaginal discharge maybe scary but it is, in fact, normal in most cases. Creamy white watery discharge happens due to hormonal changes. It is also your body’s way of preventing vaginal infections and keeping your baby safe. But remember, if you find a change in color, quickly consult your doctor to be on the safe side.

What are the tests done in First Trimester?

First trimester screening

This test includes a blood test and an ultrasound exam. It helps to determine whether the fetus is at risk for a chromosomal abnormality (such as Down syndrome) or birth defects (such as heart problems)

Ultrasound

This safe and painless test uses sound waves to make images that show the baby's shape and position. It can be done early in the first trimester to date the pregnancy or during weeks 11–14 as part of the first trimester screening.

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

This test checks cells from the placenta to see if they have a chromosomal abnormality (such as Down syndrome). It can be done from weeks 10 to 13, to see if a baby will be born with chromosomal disorder.

Cell-free DNA testing

This blood test checks for fetal DNA in the mother's blood. It's done to see whether the fetus is at risk for a chromosomal disorder, and can be done from 10 weeks on. It is not a diagnostic test

Things To Ask Your Doctor

  1. I have heartburn all the time. What can I do about it?
  2. Vericose veins. Is It a matter of concern?
  3. How to deal with Skin breakouts during preganncy?
  4. How to monito weight gain during pregnancy?

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