Pregnancy calendar: 6th week of pregnancy
Pregnancy calendar by week. An experienced doctor tells how a child develops in the womb and what changes occur in the pregnant woman’s body. All the most important things about the 6th week of pregnancy
You are gradually getting used to being pregnant. You adapt to the fact that you now feel strong and unpleasant smells in usual situations: cooking, taking care of pets or going to the gas station. You become picky about food. And sometimes you want to sleep. And sometimes, on the contrary, you are in a high mood and want to redo all the work. Read more about the sixth week of pregnancy .
The sixth week of pregnancy – changes in your body:
Compared to the previous week of pregnancy, you may experience all the discomforts of the first trimester of pregnancy more intensely, but the positive thing is that you are starting to get used to your condition. You start to choose better food, avoid unpleasant smells. You allow yourself to rest, sleep or go for a walk.
It is worth considering a visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist. Especially, if bloody discharge appeared, sharp pain in the lower abdomen, somewhat on the side. Also, if pregnancy tests give a negative or questionable result, but there is a delay in menstruation, and especially when inflammatory diseases of the ovaries and their appendages were suffered in the past, – I advise you to consult an obstetrician-gynecologist so as not to miss an ectopic pregnancy.
The sixth week of pregnancy – how does the baby grow?
The sixth week is the fourth week of a child’s life from conception (fertilization). The baby then looks more like a tadpole: it has large head, the rudiments of the cerebral hemispheres and the spinal cord can be distinguished, the side of the head can be seen two black spots – future eyes, and two dents – future ears, the beginnings of a mouth; you can clearly see the baby in the middle of the body a heart that is already beating almost twice as fast as yours; on the sides of the baby’s body there are buds similar to tiny paddles are future arms and legs, and the baby has a tail.
In children, the main glands of the endocrine system, in particular, the pituitary gland and the thyroid gland, begin to form. The organs of the respiratory system are laid: trachea, lungs. Vocal cords are formed. The intestine and the rudiments of other organs of the gastrointestinal tract also develop: the oral cavity, tongue, esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder . Bladder is placed.
The baby has a pronounced back and front part of the body. Behind the baby, you can see the back and the beginnings of the future spine. During this week, the baby’s muscles and bones begin to form.
It is important that in the sixth week of pregnancy, babies are almost formed all blood vessels that supply blood to the brain and other organs and parts of the child’s body. The baby already has a heart and it is contracting, carrying out blood supply to the whole body of the child.
The umbilical cord is already formed by 3 separate blood vessels, and practically already fulfills its function as a feeding station for the baby.
Author: Olga Letnyanchyk, doctor