Pregnancy Week 6

The baby’s heart begins to beat. But don’t be discouraged if it cannot be heard yet — this usually happens later.

Peek-a-boo! The baby’s eyes and inner ears are starting to develop. It is about now that your baby’s major organs (heart, lungs liver, spleen, and kidneys) are beginning to develop. Your baby’s digestive system is becoming more refined as the stomach and intestines develop. Remember the Folic Acid you should be taking? Well, since the Neural tube (later known as spinal cord) begins to fuse, folic acid is important in preventing neural tube defects.

Advice for Mom

Some women experience an increase in vaginal discharge. While this is normal, please call your health care provider if it causes burning, itching, or odor. Some other new symptoms you may feel include:

  • Morning Sickness (if your morning sickness is severe, you may have Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) )
  • Dizziness or faintness
  • Clothing will feel tighter
  • Slightly enlarged abdomen

What do you think?