Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pregnancy - Week 6

Week 6:
During this week your baby is about the size of 2 mm. The heart is developing into two different chambers. The heartbeat is visible through ultrasound. Your new little one's heartbeat is about twice as fast as your heartbeat.

On the little arm and leg buds, tiny finger and toe notches are beginning to appear. The nose and eyelids are visible as well. His eyes already have a lens, iris, cornea, and a retina.

On the baby's brain the neural grooves are beginning to form.
You may start feeling that you are pregnant. You will feel sick, tired, thirsty, constant urination (Well at least it feels like that!), and tender breasts among other things.

Doctors recommend that you drink lots of fluids during this time to help you feel better. Eating 5 or 6 small meals a day might help with morning sickness as well.
Some books that I studied from are:

The Pregnancy Book - Everything you need to know from America's baby experts.
By: William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., and Linda Holt, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Your Pregnancy - Week by week
By: Dr. Glade Curtis, OB/GYN and Judith Schuler, M.S.
You & Your BABY Pregnancy - Your ultimate week-by-week pregnancy guide
By: Dr. Laura Riley, OB/GYN

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