At six months, you’re reaching the end of your second trimester and before you know it, the final stage of your pregnancy is here. The pregnancy will take on your body at a growing toll, and you’ll probably start feeling much more exhausted.
During pregnancy, physical changes in a woman’s body get plenty of focus, but less consideration is given to the emotional changes that you may undergo.
Your emotional well-being and mental disposition may also play important roles during pregnancy, in addition to your physical health. Read on to learn more about what to expect at six months pregnant.
Your Baby in Six Months
Do you feel a rhythmic lurch inside your abdomen? Your little angel probably has the hiccups, a common occurrence assumed to be caused by either drinking and/or breathing amniotic fluid. They’re going to go off on their own, naturally.
Your baby’s once-transparent skin is beginning to thicken, and sweat glands under the skin surface are developing. She’s over a foot now and may weigh up to two pounds by the end of the month.
His or her skin is reddish in color, wrinkled, and through the translucent skin of the baby, veins are visible. Prints of baby’s finger and toe are noticeable. The eyelids continue to partition and the eyes open.
You at Six Months of Pregnancy
Discover what you need to physically and emotionally go through in your sixth month of pregnancy. Below we have some symptoms that you can expect.
The fourth and fifth months’ pregnancy symptoms typically continue. Breath shortage could improve. Your breasts will begin to produce colostrum — tiny drops of early milk. This could continue for the remainder of your pregnancy.
Some women feel Braxton-Hicks contractions when they’re pregnant for six months. They seem like a painless uterine or abdominal squeeze. That is the manner in which the uterus prepare for labor and delivery.
The Braxton-Hicks contractions are frequent and not an indication of early labor. But, if you have uncomfortable or regular contractions, or if you have any questions, check with your doctor.
You’ll find that your feet started swelling too. This is due to the drastic rise in the amount of blood you have undergone, which feeds excess fluids into surrounding tissues, resulting in edema or water retention.
Pregnancy in the second trimester is also considered the “honeymoon” period. Hormones tend to shift but much less so as in the first three months. Most women have more strength and have no more morning sickness — or at least, it isn’t that bad.
The prenatal tests can also cause emotional distress during the second trimester. Amniocentesis is typically performed during the early second trimester, if necessary. Deciding whether or not to have prenatal testing can cause emotional distress and anxiety about the results.
One thing that can trigger mood swings is thinking about everything that could go wrong during pregnancy and childbirth. Several books on pregnancy are more like long lists of any imaginable risk. Naturally, this can happen during any trimester of pregnancy.
However, not all pregnancy’s “mood swings” are harmful. In the second trimester, some females experience an increase in libido and sexual appetite. This is likely because they begin to feel better physically, and due to increased blood flow to the pelvic region.
You may feel like you’re pregnant forever at six months, but the final trimester is coming and going before you know it. Take a moment to cherish pregnancy this month and indulge yourself in some of the extravagances that only a mother-to-be can pull off.