6 weeks of gestation
At the age of 6 weeks of gestation the embryo is already 4 weeks. It grows and evolves quite rapidly. Delay the next menstrual period for 2 weeks and characteristic changes in state of health can not be overlooked woman. In this period of pregnancy often known.
What happens to the fetus
At the 6th week of pregnancy continues laying the vital systems of the future child. During this period, the fetus is particularly sensitive to adverse external influences that can disrupt the formation of its organs at the initial stages.
The size of the fetus at 6 weeks of gestation is about 7 - 9 mm in length and weight - up to 1 year continues to grow limb rudiments of fingers become more visible. Active way of cartilage, which will give rise to the bones and tendons. At the 6th week of pregnancy, there is a bookmark chest.
At the same time it laid the thymus - the thymus gland, located at the children of the upper mediastinum immediately behind the rib cage. Thymus are larger than all other organs of the endocrine system in the 6 weeks of age. The important role of the thymus is the participation and regulation of immune processes in the developing organs of the fetus, although the mechanisms are not completely understood.
It continues to evolve and grow heart tube of the fetus. Heart has reduced regularly and with greater frequency, about 146 - 154 beats per minute. It has the germ of the total ventricle and atrium.
On ultrasound at 6 weeks of pregnancy is seen as distinctly silhouetted features of the future person - the jaw, nose, mouth, ears. Already at this early period laid rudiments of milk teeth. Eyes that have been on both sides of the head in the form of germs, closer to each other and in the frontal plane. Their size is quite large when compared with other organs.
At week 6 the neural tube in the embryo from which the brain is formed, fully tightened. From the period of 6 weeks of pregnancy, the brain image of the first gyrus, and the muscles and heart get nervous due to him.
With 6 weeks the placenta begins its development, it is very small in size and has not yet performs all the functions. From it departs from the umbilical cord vessels within, which are delivered to the fetus the nutrients and oxygen, and are removed from the products of metabolism and carbon dioxide.
Changes in a woman's body at 6 weeks of gestation
At 6 weeks of pregnancy may be signs of early toxicity and fatigue.
The changes affect both breasts - improves blood circulation, which leads to their content and increase in size. Areola darkens and themselves nipples become more sensitive.
The uterus continues to grow, but the stomach for 6 weeks of gestation has not yet seen. In general, the queen on this term is entirely under the influence of progesterone. Under the influence of hormones on the 6th week of pregnancy from the genital tract in normal light and transparent, more abundant than usual.
Survey 6 weeks of pregnancy
Recommendations for pregnancy and lifestyle the same as in 5 weeks. If a woman has learned about their situation, it should not delay the registration for pregnancy. Pregnancy test in 6 weeks have clearly positive - in the urine collected a sufficient number of human chorionic gonadotropin.
Ultrasound at 6 weeks of pregnancy lets you know the number of fetuses in the uterus (two in the case of multiple pregnancies), as well as to evaluate the growth rate of the future baby. Externally, the fruit is similar to bean bean, and you can clearly hear his heartbeat.
Ultrasound differential diagnosis as an opportunity to appoint and if 6 weeks pregnant stomach ache. Drawing and cramping pain on this term can be a result of a sprain by the action of hormones, and the threat of termination of pregnancy, especially if the pain accompanied by bleeding.