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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 how she does everything, also it is very important to consider that the belly will still grow and with that is needed to go for an ultrasound so that a doctor can give information about your child. 

6 Months Pregnant Ultrasound

Reaching the 24-25 months the baby will start to go from a more lean appearance to starting to gain more weight. An ultrasound at this point would reveal an almost completely formed baby, with the exception of organ development which will still have two months of growing to do. 

6 Month 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 sign of preeclampsia which is a serious condition that can lead to having blood pressure spikes.

Indigestion: This is a common symptom too, as the growing uterus put pressure on the digestive organs which often results in indigestion. The solution is as easy as a drink of warm water and fiber-rich foods which are going to help the system regulate and flow a bit more normally. If none of these work, go to your doctor so that he or she can give you some laxative medication.

Increased Appetite: As the baby grows his or her organs develop but at the 6-month mark the organs are not completely developed so the mother may feel an increase in appetite. It’s important to eat regularly, sometimes even smaller meals to prevent indigestion and ensure that you’re drinking enough water to hydrate you and your growing baby. 

Other symptoms like backache can occur due to increased weight gain. 

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 weight pretty quickly around this stage. The baby’s systems will finish developing and as they do the mother’s belly would grow more. In these last few months, it is recommended that expectant mom’s rest more. 

This is the last period in which the mother will be carrying the baby. It can be difficult to breathe sometimes as your baby pushes up against your ribs and leaves less room in your diaphragm. It can be irritating sometimes and painful, but just be sure to spend a good amount of time stretching, or laying on your left side to alleviate it. If you experience any intense pain, bleeding, or other unexpected symptoms – then you should definitely contact your doctor immediately. 

We hope this helped you learn more about what to expect. 

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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