18 Aug 2022 | 7 min Read
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If you are 6 months pregnant, you will be happy to know that you are in the final month of your second trimester, and only three months away from giving birth to your little one. By this month, your belly will appear protruded, and you will have a clear pregnancy radiance in your skin. Your little one also grows quickly during this time, and hence, you may notice some dramatic changes in your body.
In this post, we inform you about your baby’s development at six months of pregnancy, the symptoms that you may experience, potential pregnancy complications, and precautions that you should take during this month.
The sixth month of pregnancy constitutes weeks 21-24. During this time, your baby will grow from the size of a carrot to as big as an ear of corn. Your baby will also attain distinct facial features by now.
We have created a table to help you better understand your baby’s development at six months of pregnancy.
|Body Parts||Baby’s Development At 6 Months Of Pregnancy|
|Skin||During this week, fat starts depositing under your baby’s skin|
|Brain||Your baby’s brain weight increases and also utilises energy for development|
|Lungs||Their lungs develop surfactants, which are necessary for primitive gas exchanges|
|Bone marrow||Your baby’s bone marrow starts making blood cells|
|Head||Their head starts to become proportional to the size of their body|
|Eyes||Your baby’s eyelashes and eyebrows start developing|
|Hair and nails||They start to grow|
|Genitals||For boys, testicles begin to move from the abdomen to the scrotum. For girls, during this week, the uterus and ovaries become fully developed with a lifetime supply of eggs|
During this month, there is more space inside the womb for your baby to move freely and attain various positions.
Regarding their movements, by this time, you will be able to feel your baby wiggle and roll inside. Your baby’s kicks will also be stronger and a sleeping pattern will be established.
Due to your little one’s steady growth spurt, you may experience a number of pregnancy symptoms during this month. The most common ones include:
The physical changes that you may experience during the sixth month of pregnancy include:
You may also experience certain emotional changes during the 6th month of pregnancy.
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Do not miss your routine prenatal check-ups as they help monitor both your and your baby’s health and rule out pregnancy complications. During the visit, you will undergo the following tests.
Here are some precautionary methods that you should follow this month to maintain your overall health and well-being.
Your cute belittle baby bump will be quite noticeable when you are 6 months pregnant. As you gear up to enter the third trimester, you may notice subtle changes in your body, both emotional and physical. Take good care of yourself during this time, pamper yourself, and get plenty of rest to have a smooth and comfortable pregnancy.
Also, do not miss out on your prenatal appointments, as they are crucial to monitor both your and your baby’s health and help diagnose the risk of any pregnancy complications beforehand.
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