Weakness At 6 Weeks Of Pregnancy: Here’s What You Need To Know

Weakness At 6 Weeks Of Pregnancy: Here’s What You Need To Know

6 May 2022 | 4 min Read

Reema Shah

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It is happening, an exciting journey full of new feelings and experiences. Your baby’s development is in the early stage and the facial features along with other internal organs are beginning to form. That’s why as your pregnancy progresses to six weeks, your diet needs more special attention and prenatal checkups.

Your doctor may advise you to take iron rich foods and follow other important tips. You can even consult your doctor for a pregnancy diet based on your nutritional needs.

There are also chances that you may experience weakness around the 6th week of your pregnancy since your body is adjusting to the new demands of pregnancy. Read more to find out more about the changes in your baby and your body and how to deal with the pregnancy weakness that most women experience around the 6th week of pregnancy.

Changes Your Baby and You Undergo During Your 6th Week Of Pregnancy

When you enter into your 6th week of pregnancy, your baby grows rapidly along with significant development of the systems. The increased volume of blood and hormone changes are the major reasons you feel tired.

These are the things that happen to the baby and you when you are six weeks pregnant.

  • Firstly, around week 6 into the pregnancy, your baby’s brain and nervous system start developing rapidly.
  • The major body organs of your baby, such as heart, brain, lungs, kidneys along with nervous system begin to form.  
  • The heartbeat of your baby is at 80 times per minute and starts getting faster each day.
  • The facial features of the baby including the chin, cheeks, nose, eyes and jaw begin to develop.
  • The heartbeat of your baby is at 80 times per minute and starts getting faster each day.
  • You may experience morning sickness
  • You may even experience common PMS symptoms like headache, fatigue and sore breasts. 
  • You might also want to urinate frequently. 

Pregnancy Diet At Six Weeks

Speaking to Baby Chakra, Paediatric Nutritionist Dr Pooja Marathe says, “You need to take care of your diet from the very beginning. You might be taking your daily folic acid supplement and eating foods rich in folate and iron.

Since your baby is developing and you tend to feel weak around 6 weeks of your pregnancy, you need to make sure your diet includes: 

  • Vegetables and fruits. Be sure to include a variety of colours.
  • Whole-grain foods. Enjoy a variety of whole grains including quinoa, whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, oatmeal, or brown rice.
  • Protein foods. It could be a personal choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian food.
  • Healthy fats.
Yoghurt is an excellent source of calcium and prevents nausea / Credit – Canva

Best Foods to Eat During The 6th Weeks of Pregnancy 

  • Ginger Tea
    Ginger products like ginger tea or chews help ease nausea.
  • Lentils and Beans
    They are rich in folate, protein, iron and fibre.
  • Bananas
    Bananas are best for curing nausea and are rich in potassium.
  • Yoghurt
    They are rich in calcium and help support bone structure.
  • Greens
    Include spinach, kale, asparagus and avocados in your diet as they are rich in folate, iron, calcium, fibre and vitamins.
  • Lean Meat
    Chicken and pork tenderloin are rich sources of protein and fibre that act as building blocks for the body’s cells.
Lentils are packed with protein, folate, fibre and iron that are important to consume during pregnancy / Credit – Canva

Diet Tips to Take Care of Morning Sickness and Nausea

  • Eat small portions of meals multiple times in a day rather than having three heavy meals.
  • Stick to a bland diet instead of greasy and spicy foods as they are easier to digest. 
  • Avoid lying down right away after eating.
  • Sour food and beverages might alleviate nausea temporarily.
  • Avoid any odours that can trigger nausea.
  • Drink lots of water and fluids. Take them more if you’ve been vomiting.
  • Ask your doctor if you can take ginger capsules or ginger tea, which may bring relief.
  • Take vitamin B6 supplements if your doctor approves. 
  • In some cases, women find relief in their motion sickness by wearing acupressure bands.

Most of the symptoms that you may experience during the 6th week of pregnancy are common and there is no need to worry.

However, in case you experience any persistent uneasiness including severe headache, vaginal bleeding, fever above 38 degree celsius and severe swelling of the face, fingers or hands then seek medical help immediately. 

DISCLAIMER: We have taken steps to check the accuracy of the information & practices shared above; however, it is not a replacement for a doctor’s opinion. Please check with either your doctor, or an expert, before trying any suggestion, practice, or medication mentioned here.

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