Your Body and Your Baby at 6 Months Pregnant
When you get to 6 months pregnant, your baby bump will be very noticeable and it will be affecting almost every aspect of your life. At the end of this month you’ll enter the third trimester and start counting down to delivery!
At 6 months pregnant, the baby’s organs and lungs are functioning well enough that, if you delivered prematurely, he or she could survive with intensive care. However, it is fairly rare to go into labor this early in pregnancy. If you’re like most women, you can look forward to another 3 months of being pregnant.
How Many Weeks is 6 Months Pregnant?
At the end of your 24th week of pregnancy, you’ll be 6 months pregnant. This article focuses on the four weeks between 6 months pregnant and 7 months pregnant.
6 Months Pregnant Symptoms:
There are a few uncomfortable symptoms at 6 months pregnant. Your baby is gaining around half a pound a week and the extra weight, the hard working hormones, and the increased blood-flow can play havoc with the rest of your body.
Common symptoms include:
- A weakened bladder
- Back and calf pain
- Sciatica (shooting nerve pain).
Try and stay as active as possible as it will help to ease most of these symptoms. Add a bit more fiber to your diet to avoid constipation – it could make things even more uncomfortable.
6 Months Pregnant Baby Size:
- At 6 months pregnant Baby is about as long as an ear of corn and weighs a pound and a half.
- By the time you’re 6 and a half months pregnant, he or she will be about the size of a chuck roast and weigh 2 pounds.
- At the end of this month, your baby will be more than 2 pounds and approximately 15 inches long.
6 Months Pregnant Baby Position:
You may find that you start to feel some strain on your lower back, pressure on your bladder, or heartburn, because of the way your baby is positioned in the womb. A six-month check-up could be in order to make sure that everything’s as it should be.
Find out the Details of 6 Months Pregnant in Weeks:
It can be easier to understand what to expect at 6 months pregnant by looking at it week by week. Your body and your baby are changing almost daily! Click on any of the weeks for more details on symptoms, developments, and important tasks:
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