We have got exciting news for you this week.
In the 6th week, the baby slowly develops lungs, liver, kidneys and heart beat. The face of the baby takes form with jaws, cheeks and chin. This week, your baby’s heart develops into a complex four chambered pumping organ and starts to beat at 160 beats per minute. The baby is covered by a thin see-through skin all over the body.
Although there is no change in the external appearance, the body undergoes various changes as hormones prepare your body for pregnancy. The pregnancy hormone hCG increases the blood flow to the pelvic region causing increased sexual pleasure. Your kidneys become more efficient in pushing the body waste out of the system. The growing uterus begins to push down the urinary bladder causing frequent urination in the first trimester.
This week, you may have to make frequent visits to the bathroom and experience nausea, vomiting and exhaustion which are normal. Along with these symptoms, you may also feel heart burn, ingestion, bloating and gas. In spite of all these pregnancy symptoms, you still have a reason to cheer: your little sweet pea’s heart starts to beat.
You might often experience heartburn and ingestion in the next few months. Try not to rush through your meals and avoid wearing tight clothes that will constrict your stomach.