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Week 6 Pregnancy – Symptoms, Changes in Your Body & Child

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Early pregnancy is full of emotions, hormonal changes, and also various symptoms. It comes with “new you” feelings and is both nerving and exciting. You might have symptoms like headache, fatigue, cramping, sore breasts, bloating, and frequent urination. Morning sickness is something you will get used to.

In this stage, your body produces the hormones for your fetal growth at the right time, and these symptoms are nothing but their byproducts.

What to Expect?

  • Morning sickness
  • PMS symptoms like sore breasts, headaches, fatigue, etc.
  • The baby is around the size of a pomegranate seed or a grain of rice.
  • Baby is growing her spinal cord and brain, and her heart starts pumping.
  • First prenatal appointment

Physical Changes

You might be experiencing changes in the body. The hormones might be in overdrive. You might not look pregnant, but the uterus is still growing. It may pressurize your bladder, and you have frequent urination due to increased blood flow to your kidneys.

Your baby is teeny-tiny, i.e., around 1/8 to 1/4 inch long. She is tiny but growing legs, arms, and ears. The lungs, brain, and other organs are still growing. 

Twin Development

If you are having twins, you should be more careful as you are more vulnerable to pregnancy complications, such as –

  • Anemia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Cholestasis
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Preterm labor
  • Delayed fetal growth

You may need to see the doctor more frequently, follow some restrictions, and also be prepared for a cesarean for early delivery when needed.  Women usually gain more weight if they are carrying twins. You will also need more nutrients like calcium, folic acid, iron, and protein.

Symptoms

Most symptoms are for the short term and are not so severe. Here are some of the common symptoms in this stage –

  • Frequent urination
  • Morning sickness
  • Sore breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Darker and larger areolas covering the nipples
  • Mood swings

When to see the doctor?

Most of the time, you might feel nothing serious. If you have one of these symptoms, ask your doctor –

  • Leaking fluid from the vagina
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Fever higher than 100.4 degrees F
  • Severe pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning or pain during urination
  • Sudden or severe swelling of face, fingers, or hands

You should see the gynecologist if you are having trouble managing these symptoms. They are experienced and well-qualified in this field.

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