Pregnancy week by week , Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 6, Month 2
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.
Tips to Tackle
Pregnancy is a unique experience and varies from woman to woman. Here are some simple tips to tackle the discomforts during pregnancy
- Visit your physician and get information about the routine health exams, diet and clarify your doubts about pregnancy
- Lean forward when you urinate to empty your bladder completely. This will minimize your bathroom visits. Do not cut your water intake as you might get dehydrated.
- Take a walk every 2 hours or mild yoga as instructed by your physician to ease your body tiredness. You can also receive our free yoga DVD from LifeCell website.
- It is important to eat fiber rich food and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation which will help to combat bloating and gas in the body.
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.