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This is week 6 of your pregnancy and your baby is certainly growing at a fast pace. In this week, the embryo measures about .25 inches and next week, it's sure to double its size again.
The baby is on a growing spree. In week 6, it develops blood circulation with sophisticated circulatory system. Soon it will turn cuter as your baby will develop a nose, chin, cheeks, eyes and ears. Also, the baby might wiggle its paddle like feet and hands.
In the week 6 of your pregnancy, most of the pregnancy symptoms will be quite evident. There will be morning sickness, food cravings, dislike for certain foods, tiredness etc. There will be changes in your breasts, you will experience increased breast tenderness, tingling sensation, sore breasts, darkening of the areola (the dark nipple part of your breast), and the breasts will feel heavier than normal. All of these are caused by hormonal changes preparing your breasts for breastfeeding. You need to find a right maternity supportive bra. Fatigue, mood swings and frequent urination will also be part of this week.
You may begin to gain a bit of weight. You generally gain around 5 pounds weight in the whole of the first trimester. If you are suffering from a lot of nausea, you may find it hard to gain weight. But don’t stress on that, as it is perfectly normal.
From week 6 to week 12 of pregnancy most women worry about miscarriage. Some of the symptoms of miscarriage are usually bleeding, abdominal pain or cramping, passing of gray or pinkish tissue or blood clots. Some women have little bleeding during pregnancy but have a normal childbirth. But it is still important to contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Take proper rest if you feel fatigue in your first trimester. Check with your doctor what exercises are recommended for you, but make sure you do not over do them.
You should take great care of diet and consult your gynecologist to ensure what all food products are safe during pregnancy.
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