Pregnancy By Month

6 Months Pregnant Ultrasound, Symptoms, Belly – What to Expect

Written by Stephanie McClane

6 months have gone flying to the waited moment of becoming a mother but as the time passes so does different things occur in order to the birth of the girl or boy. The mother can get many symptoms that can alter how she works and even ho she does everything, also it is very important to consider that the belly will still grow and with that is needed to go for ultrasound so that a doctor can give information about how is the baby in all kind of ways.

6 Months Pregnant Ultrasound

Reaching the 24-25 months the baby will start to change and start to change the lean look and starts to gain more weight (660g). For the following weeks the brain scans shows a development in response to touch and also the optic nerve does, interesting fact of this is that if you shine a light into your belly the baby will turn his/her head. For the following 2 weeks of the 6th month the baby will start to grow hair and the brain grows a lot in this weeks, some experts think and belief that babies start to dream within this weeks.

6 Months Pregnancy Symptoms

This is something really important to watch out for because the symptoms can show how the pregnancy is advancing. These symptoms are constant and, when time starts to pass, really boring and annoying.

Edema: one of the most common symptoms in the pregnancy period. This is mostly because of the weight and pressure and it is completely normal to get a swollen face, around the eyes, hands, feet, ankles and legs. This is also a warning sometimes, if the swelling goes with high blood pressure or high protein levels in urine will be a sing of preeclampsia which is a serious condition that can lead to have blood pressure spikes.

Indigestion: This is a common symptom too, as the growing uterus being part of the pregnancy period makes the bowel gain pressure and so does the indigestion appears. To give this a solution is as easy as to drink warm water and fiber rich foods which are going to help the system to regulate and flow a bit more normally. If none of these works go to your doctor so he/she give you some softeners of laxatives.

Increased Appetite: As the baby grows his/her organs develop but at the 6 moths mark the organs are not completely developed so the mother needs to still give nutrients and since the baby is bigger this means her to give more nutrients which means that the mother needs to eat more. Since the urge of eating is understandable to mistake the hunger with thirst so it is recommended to drink water too and to increase the number of meals a day from 3 to 6 so that the mother keep a constant flow of nutrients to her and her baby.

Other symptoms also include snoring and backache which are normal for the weight gain, for snoring because weight is also induces swelling of the mucous membranes making it more difficult to breath and causing snoring and for backache it is simple to understandable because of the weight the mother is carrying over so it is recommended to her to rest.

Also See: 5 Months Pregnant Ultrasound, Symptoms, Belly Size – What to Expect

Baby and Belly During 6 Months Pregnant

At the mark of 6 months there are notable changes that will be shown from inside and outside too. The baby starts to gain 0.02 pounds per day so the little thing will grow more and fast because it is almost time to go out, his/her systems will finish to develop and as they do the mother’s belly will grow more. In the last period it is recommended that the mother to rest more and start to make more pregnancy exercises so that she finds this period a bit more pleasing.

These is the last period in which the mother will be carrying the baby so it will be annoying and sometimes really painful so it is important to take care of her and to her to take care of herself following the recommendations of her doctor so that she doesn’t gain any problems later or another symptom that will put her and the baby in risk.

About the author

Stephanie McClane

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I graduated college with a business degree and a minor in biology. I met my husband at a business convention and was happily marriage and pregnant within the first two years after saying the words “ I do”.

Jennifer is the eldest of the three. Being pregnant with her, my first, I researched everything pregnancy related and read nearly every book. Giving birth to Anthony and Matty seemed more natural and less stressful the third time around.

I’m happy to share what knowledge I have gathered and learn new things from other mothers. From morning sickness to Anencephaly, or potty training to thumb sucking, I have books and resource guides to share.

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