6 weeks of embarrassment: baby development and changes in women
gestation week: 6 weeks
equals a month: 2nd week of 2nd month
Equivalent to the days: 36 to 42 days of gestation
The development of the baby at 6 weeks of gestation is marked by the beginning of the development of organs such as the lungs, liver, intestines and kidneys of the embryo. In addition, the arms and legs are more developed and the formation of eyes and small fabric doubles that will be the mejillas, jaw and the baby’s mentón begins.
During this stage of pregnancy, the growth of the uterus and the constant increase in hormonal levels can cause frequent urges to urinate, increase morning nausea and symptoms of excessive tiredness and sleepiness.
In the sixth week of pregnancy, the heart of the embryo begins to develop at an accelerated pace and the characteristics that will give rise to the face of the baby. The small head of the embryo presents the dark spots that will give rise to the eyes and eyes that will form the ears and nostrils. In addition, small tissue folds under the brain in development will form the tongue, jaw, chin and baby’s cuello.
The muscle and bone tissue are forming covered by a thin layer of skin, the arms and legs are developing, appearing as small buds, and the vertebral column is extended, giving the appearance that the fetus has a small glue, which will disappear when after a few weeks.
During this phase, the lungs, kidneys, liver and other organs of the digestive, reproductive and urinary systems also begin to form.
In the event that the woman performs a Doppler ultrasound at this stage of pregnancy, it is possible to observe the heart of the embryo and listen to the baby’s cardiac barks at an accelerated rate.
The size of the embryo at 6 weeks of gestation is from 4 to 6 millimeters, being equivalent to the size of a seed of garnet.
Changes in the woman’s body
In the sixth week of embarrassment, the hormone levels are getting higher and the symptoms of tiredness, drowsiness, morning nausea, painful or heavy breasts and a feeling of tingling in the feet can accentuate. In addition, headaches may arise, in the back or in the legs and a feeling of heaviness in the belly due to the growth of the uterus.
La mujer también can start to feel the need to urinate more times during the day or need to get up at night to go to the bathroom. This is due to a greater flow of blood in the pelvic area, caused by the hormone hCG. In addition, the growth of the uterus can pressure the bladder and the kidneys to become more efficient to eliminate toxins from the body, increasing the volume of urine and causing the desire to urinate more frequently.
At this stage, some women may also experience bitterness, a burning sensation in the stomach or a lot of satiety, due to the relaxation of the upper part of the stomach muscle.
Care during the 6th week
During the 6th week of pregnancy, some important precautions must be taken to help alleviate the discomforts that may arise, such as:
- morning nausea: eat at short intervals every 2 or 3 hours and in small areas or use natural remedies such as ginger, which can help alleviate discomfort. See natural options to relieve morning nausea;
- Excessive tiredness or sleepiness: sleep a little more early at night, create a routine to sleep and get up at the same time every day or sleep a little during the day can help reduce fatigue and increase mood;
- Sore or heavy breasts: use a suitable support to relieve sensitivity, pain or the sensation of heavy breasts. This type of support can also be used during the night to support the breasts and relieve discomfort;
- Frequent urges to urinate: in this case, it is important not to stop urinating and try to completely empty the bladder, because retaining the bladder can increase the risk of a urinary tract infection. Furthermore, the amount of fluid intake should not be reduced, since keeping the body hydrated is essential for the healthy development of the baby;
- Aggravates the burning sensation in the stomach: avoid eating fried foods, spicy or very spicy foods, as well as avoiding drinking liquids during meals, eating in small corners and not getting close after eating can help alleviate this discomfort. See other advice to relieve acidity and embarrassment.
During this phase of pregnancy, you may also experience stress due to high levels of progesterone hormones in the body, which can make the intestines feel slower, so you need to take care of your diet, such as increasing the consumption of fiber-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, in addition to practicing physical activities recommended by the obstetrician.
In addition, in the 6th week of pregnancy it is important to be aware of the use of medicines, avoiding using them under the medical indication, since at this stage, the arms, legs and organs of the embryo are very sensitive to certain medicines that can cross it. placenta and causing defects in the baby.
In case the woman has a suspicion of a urinary infection during this phase of pregnancy, together with symptoms of burning when urinating, she should consult a doctor so that he can carry out urine tests or cultures of the misma and start the most appropriate treatment.
In addition, for women who have not consulted a doctor after confirming the embarrassment, it is important to schedule a prenatal consultation and carry out the main exams indicated during this period. Find out about the main prenatal consultation studies.
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