The development of the fetus at 6 weeks gestation, which is 2 months pregnant, is marked by the development of the central nervous system, which now presents the opening on the brain and the base of the spine properly closed.
At 6 weeks of gestation, it is possible for the woman to present the first symptoms of pregnancy that may be strained breasts, tiredness, colic, a lot of sleep and some nausea in the morning, but if you have not yet discovered that you are pregnant, these signs and symptoms may go unnoticed, however, if you have noticed that menstruation is delayed, a pregnancy test is advised.
If the woman has severe colic or severe pelvic pain on more than one side of her body, she should contact her doctor to have her ultrasound checked to see if the embryo is inside the uterus or if it is an ectopic pregnancy.
At 6 weeks’ gestation, the embryo can not always be seen, but this does not necessarily mean that it is not pregnant, it may be fewer weeks, and it is still too small to be seen on the ultrasound.
During the development of the fetus at 6 weeks’ gestation, it can be observed that although the embryo is very small, it develops very fast. The heart rate is most easily observed on an ultrasound, but the blood circulation is very basic, with the tube forming the heart sending blood to the length of the body.
The lungs will take almost all of the pregnancy to be properly formed, but this week begins this development. A small lung burst arises between the esophagus and the baby’s mouth, forming a trachea that divides into two branches that form the right and left lungs
Fetal size at 6 weeks gestation
The size of the fetus at 6 weeks’ gestation is approximately 4 millimeters.
Changes in the woman at 6 weeks of gestation
For women at 6 weeks’ gestation, the growth of the belly is not yet present, but the urge to urinate may be more frequent, and this is because the blood is being pumped in greater quantity, and when it is filtered in the kidneys, it produces more urine.
As the uterus grows, it presses into the bladder, which can not expand as it did before, and the sensation of having a full bladder happens earlier. If you feel pain or burning when you urinate, talk to your doctor because it may be a urinary tract infection, which should be treated with medication.
If you are still not taking folic acid, it is good to start taking it, as it is essential for the development of the baby’s nervous system. The obstetrician may prescribe only folic acid or a combination of folic acid with iron to prevent anemia in pregnancy, which is very common.
In relation to eating, it is important to increase the consumption of foods rich in folic acid such as beans, orange, lentils and spinach, and also foods rich in iron to improve blood production, reducing fatigue and the risk of anemia. Good examples are meats in general.