Fetal development 6 weeks of pregnancy

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You have just passed 5 weeks of gestation, and now, you've got into week 6 of pregnant. What happen with fetal development 6 weeks of pregnancy?

At 6 weeks, your baby is only a few millimeters, but because your heart beats strong and fast. If you listen during a medical examination or ultrasound, it sounds something like a horse galloping accelerated. The speed of your heartbeat is normal for this gestational stage.

Fetal development 6 weeks of pregnancy

Your baby size is between 0.08 and 0.16 inches (2 to 5 mm). Still tiny but your fetus develops by leaps and bounds. This week begin to form their facial features such as eyes and nose, and small holes where your ears are. Its development was also initiated limbs, digestive and respiratory systems, brain, muscles, and bones.

Prenatal care: What the doctor advises

At the time when you're pregnant, you hear that you should plan the first visit with an obstetrician, where a detailed medical history is performed, the first blood tests and ultrasound are requested first. In the consultation, the mother's weight and blood pressure, critical parameters for monitoring pregnancy are also controlled.

The prenatal care is medical care that you receive systematically during pregnant. Early and consistent care throughout pregnancy it is the key to ensuring your safety and your baby. Ideally, start your prenatal care before getting pregnant, when you start to plan having baby.

However, since most pregnancies are unplanned, you should start as soon as possible, at the latest within six to eight weeks of gestation, according to the official guidelines of the United States Health Department.

If you have a healthy pregnancy without increased risk, usually, your appointments are monthly in the first months and more frequently during the last weeks of pregnancy. At each appointment, your doctor will perform routine evaluations, as your blood pressure, weight, measure your uterus and urine tests. Sometimes, you must also perform additional tests to diagnose or rule out the risk of complications.

Baby: If you could see close to your child, and you distinguish your head, which at this time is much larger than the rest of your body. In this week, his heart begins to beat regularly From 3 embryonic layers will originate organs and tissues baby. The epidermis is formed from the outer layer of the body wall; dermis, muscles, bones, blood vessels, kidneys and genital glands emerge from the intermediate layer, and digestive, urinary system, and lungs will be formed from the inner layer. The embryo yolk sac with the currently measured approximately 0.5 cm and 0.4, and gestational sac 8 cm.

Changes in your body at 6 weeks of pregnancy

Mom, do not panic but this week the first signs of pregnancy appear. You can feel tingling, fatigue, breast pain and nausea. Do not take our doctor has any unauthorized medication. It would be desirable that you increase the amount of Folic acid were consuming (50% more) and consumed more calcium and iron.

During 6 weeks of pregnancy, you will notice some very similar to the 5 weeks pregnancy symptoms: fatigue, nausea, and vomiting (especially to get up in the morning), the enlargement of the breasts and some whim, among other symptoms.

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Probably you feel tired and nauseous and might have some other discomfort. The chances are that when you start the second quarter, you find that these pains disappeared more and start enjoying your pregnancy. Meanwhile, it is important that you care and know what are you cannot be done during pregnancy.

You can visit your doctor to tell a series of blood tests and urine tests. Most likely it also tells you to perform a trans-vaginal ultrasound between this week and the next week.

Tip: We recommend taking 2 liters of water per day (about 8 glasses), so you can stay well hydrated and prevent constipation.  Dad: Knowing that something is changing in your wife, you're going to be a dad, but not see or feel any change can generate a lot of anxiety. Fortunately, between 6 and 7 weeks of pregnancy, the doctor usually indicates the first ultrasound where maybe they can already see and hear his little heart. Do not miss it!

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