How do you feel when you’re 6 weeks pregnant? Here are some answers to all your questions about Pregnancy in Week 6.
Your Baby in Week 6
Small heart may be at the moment now !
The sixth week of your pregnancy is pivotal in shaping and moulding your little bundle of joy. Did you know that at this stage, all of your baby’s organs and body parts would have started to take form? Your baby’s heart has already been put to task and is pumping blood. No matter how small the heart may be at the moment, it is cruising blood through the little one’s body.
Fun fact: at this stage, your baby’s heart is beating twice as fast as yours. (Your heart just skipped a few beats reading that too, didn’t it?) Along with the brain, the muscles, the pituitary gland (the master gland) and bones are also slowly growing.
To give you a brief idea about your baby’s body parts, let’s just say that he/she would have already begun developing arms and legs, although at the moment they only look like rather tiny stubs. Small dark spots mark where the eyes and nostrils have appeared and the head will look slightly oversized with a smaller C-Shaped body. Your baby’s lungs are just about developing, as the tissue which will turn into lungs have just appeared. Make sure your intake of folic acid is sufficient at this point of time.
Week 6 Symptoms
Breasts are getting ready for lactation
Keep your padded bras in the back of your drawer and bring out those comfy sports bras. It is a good sign that your breasts are getting ready for lactation.
Leaning forward while urinating helps in clearing out the bladder more. Once done, pace around your room for about 30 seconds, the rest of the urine will also come out. This will make your trips to the washroom less frequent.
Drink at least eight glasses of water every day and focus on foods rich in fibre. It is going to make you feel much better and a lot less tired.
The high level of pregnancy hormones can be blamed for all the unwarranted and annoying mood swings. Remember there is no better time to get away with your mood swings than now!
Nausea and vomiting
Uplifting news – this is the most advantageous indication of pregnancy in introductory weeks. Have anything that your stomach can handle – whole-wheat crackers, cheese, curd, cereals etc. Focus on small meals that will give you essential carbs and proteins.
Your Body in Week 6
Series of emotions!
We are pretty sure you have heard about the countless series of emotions you may experience in pregnancy. If you thought you were moody and cranky while Pm Sing, this period is going to be a whole new ball game altogether. You could be anxious about the little one who is growing inside you or about the impending motherhood and how it is going to impact every aspect of your life. You are also probably thinking whether to share this news with your best friend or not, right? Well, if you really want to, there is nothing better than sharing such a happy news with your bestie! Of course it could be your little secret too, for a while. Go with your instincts and know that nobody is going to judge you!
Remember that the mood swings you undergo are completely normal. Although it may not show on the surface and maybe you will not feel your body constantly changing, there is a lot happening inside of you. It is only natural to feel overwhelmed and flooded by all these emotions that you are currently feeling.
Let’s not forget another big anxiety you may be facing. Are you worried about your visits to the doctor? Are you concerned just how intimate the tests are going to be? Don’t be. Be open and straightforward with your doctor and get all your doubts clarified, at every visit.
Controlling nausea and morning sickness
Along with the mood swings, you may experience morning sickness and nausea/vomiting throughout the day. Your food craving charts will have no consistency whatsoever and now is a good time to stock up on all the “Imli” you can find and possibly a platter of other sour candies. You could keep a close watch on your food habits/surroundings to reduce the impact of such symptoms. try and avoid the foods/smells that are causing sickness if you can. Keeping some dry poha or wheat crackers by the bed side is a good idea. It is good to be aware of home remedies for nausea and morning sickness, such as lime water, jeera water etc. Let your partner/caretaker be aware of these remedies too.
On a lighter note, this is the perfect time to have your partner greet you every morning with some yummy breakfast in bed!
Now, do you have any bad habits such as smoking or partaking in the occasional drug use? Well, you should stop it right away! Go easy on that occasional glass of wine too as there are no safe levels of consumption when you are pregnant.
If you are on prescription pills, consult with your doctor to find out if you can still continue taking them.