Pregnancy Week Six

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By week six of pregnancy, if you are going to experience morning sickness, this is the time it really appears. You are feeling all of the early pregnancy signs, a lot more (or you may feel nothing at all, remember it is normal to be either way, or somewhere in the middle.) The baby’s tiny face is starting to take shape now, as are some of the vital organs, the lungs, kidneys, and liver. The heart is fully beating and a sensitive ultrasound will see the little blip. By now, the tiny baby has grown from a single ball of cells as big as the period at the end of this sentence to a full 1/4 inch.

By week six, the outer physical signs are not yet showing (most of the time). The changes are taking place rapidly on the inside though. hCG picks up in production, you have a healthy blood flow surging to your womb, to help feed and grow the baby and your kidneys will no doubt go into overtime by now, as the uterus is swelling and putting pressure on the bladder.

Your pregnancy symptoms may be magnified this week – you will urinate more often, you will feel extremely tired, your breasts may be sore and you may have morning sickness. It is common to have nausea and even vomiting at this point. Ironically, the cure for this is to keep the right foods on the belly. Saltine crackers work well. The key is never to let the stomach be completely empty. Eat sensibly though. Watch out for heartburn and avoid foods that give it to you. Your sense of smell might heighten, so it may affect what you desire to eat. Some foods that you once loved may smell revolting. It is okay if the foods smell bad just avoid those foods. This will pass soon enough.

While the belly has not officially popped out, you may experience bloating, that may make tight clothing uncomfortable

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