6 months pregnant... already! that's it, things are getting more and more concrete! The sixth month of pregnancy is between the twenty-fifth and twenty-eighth week of amenorrhea (SA) and the twenty-third and twenty-sixth week of pregnancy (SG). It also marks the end of the second trimester.
We take this opportunity to present to you our anti-stretch mark routine composed of our organic 1st Anti-Stretch Mark Care Cream and our Organic Generous Soothing Anti-Stretch Mark Oil. Stretch marks appeared? Also discover our Organic SOS Stretch Marks Balm .
- The important events of the 6th month of pregnancy
- What bodily changes for the future mother during the sixth month of pregnancy?
- The anti-stretch mark routine during the sixth month of pregnancy
- Your baby's development at 6 months pregnant
The important events of the 6th month of pregnancy
From six months of pregnancy, you may feel increasingly stressed and tired. The questions about childbirth and the aftermath keep swirling around in your head and your stomach starts to feel heavier and pull a little. Breathe, everything will be fine!
What examinations during the sixth month of pregnancy?
The fourth compulsory prenatal examination will take place during this sixth month of pregnancy . As with every examination, your practitioner will check your weight, your tension, your cervix and prescribe a urine analysis. During this examination, he will pay particular attention to your blood pressure. Excessive blood pressure and symptoms such as headaches or abnormal swelling may be signs of pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy). Vital emergency for you and your baby, you will be taken care of very quickly.
It is also during this month that you will have your screening for gestational diabetes ! It is also called the “O'Sullivan test” and consists of taking a blood test before and after taking a solution of glucose diluted in water. Moment considered rather unpleasant by women, it is nevertheless very useful! In most cases, the result will be normal, but some factors can favor a positive result (pregnancy after 35 years, history of diabetes, BMI greater than 25kg/m2, etc.). In this specific case, you will be referred to a dietician and you may also be required to take insulin. Rest assured, gestational diabetes disappears after childbirth !
Also take advantage of this time to ask your doctor for advice on the positions that can relieve your back, and yes your stomach is starting to weigh very heavy, and on the things to put in place to sleep better.
From the sixth month of pregnancy until twelve days after delivery, all your medical expenses will be reimbursed to you at 100% !
What bodily changes for the future mother at 6 months of pregnancy?
The sixth month of pregnancy can be trying for future parents ... Stress, preparation for childbirth, questioning about education, sometimes moving, interrupted sleep,... It's a rather tiring month! Continue to communicate well within the couple and stay united, you are about to live the beginning of a great adventure that you have every right to apprehend!
What body changes at 6 months of pregnancy?
You've gained between 6 and 8 kilos , and it's not over yet! It is estimated that at 6 months of pregnancy, the uterus is about the size of a watermelon . This weight gain, this waistline that continues to grow and this heavy belly can weigh on your morale and your mobility. Changing center of gravity, heavy legs and back pain are all things to be aware of.
Weight gain level do not compare yourself to others , each body is different and stores fat differently. Some women only gain weight in the belly and others all over the body, the main thing is that your baby is doing well and continues to grow!
Your baby continues to grow day by day and faster and faster. For that, it draws on your reserves of iron and oxygen permanently. You may therefore feel short of breath, have iron deficiencies, and potentially experience dizziness . Consider seeing your doctor if these symptoms become too much to bear.
Don't forget to move a little every day and keep practicing sports! Swimming, dancing, yoga and walking are great sports for pregnant women. They allow you to work on breathing, perfect for D-Day, and relieve the back.
The sixth month of pregnancy is also great for future parents because baby moves a lot and responds to your voice ! Do not hesitate to talk to her and involve your other half so that your baby will recognize her once born.
Sing, tell him about your days, read aloud, simply share!
Sleep problems at 6 months pregnant
Insomnia can become common at this stage of pregnancy . Questions, worries, pains and a heavy stomach are all elements that can disrupt sleep. Not to mention that your baby doesn't necessarily have the same sleep schedules as you and now he moves around a lot… It's hard to sleep with someone partying in your belly!
To help you fall asleep, remember to eat light in the evening and avoid stimulants (tea and coffee). You can also try doing some relaxation exercises before you go to bed. Meditation, sophrology or yoga should help you fall asleep. If you have the opportunity, also take a nap in the afternoon or in the morning! To wedge yourself properly in bed and not be bothered by your belly, consider the nursing pillow ! They are perfect for helping mums sleep and for breastfeeding or bottle-feeding once baby arrives.
If your sleep problems persist, ask your doctor for advice on homeopathy, but never take sleeping pills .
Diet during the 6th month of pregnancy
As we saw above, your baby draws on your iron reserves to continue growing. So remember to increase your quantities of foods that contain iron:
- Meat (always well cooked!)
- Dried fruits (almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, dried apricots, figs, dates, etc.)
- Egg yolk
Also continue to vary your diet to prepare baby for all the tastes he may experience during his food diversification.
Also drink 1.5 liters of water a day to help your organs work for two or more!
The anti-stretch mark routine during the sixth month of pregnancy
To continue to take care of your skin at 6 months of pregnancy and get through stretch marks , continue to apply Organic 1st Anti-Stretch Mark Care Cream in the morning and Organic Generous Soothing Anti-Stretch Mark Oil in the evening . The combination of the two products will nourish and hydrate the skin but also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The oil is also perfect for soothing the tightness of stretching skin . Indeed, at 6 months of pregnancy , your belly is starting to round out nicely!
Stretch marks very often appear from 6 months of pregnancy. If your skin cracks before the end of pregnancy, use our organic Stretch Marks Repair SOS Balm as soon as stretch marks appear. Thanks to our patented Cassia Alata and Centella Asiatica active ingredients, the results are proven and visible very quickly. After 2 months of localized treatment, stretch marks are reduced by -80%.
Your baby's development at 6 months pregnant
Baby continues to grow and with your uterus continuing to expand, he has room to move and he's enjoying it! He will alternate sleeping phase and waking phase and you will feel him move more and more. It is estimated that it performs between 20 and 60 movements per half hour . He can now raise his arm, put his finger in his mouth, play with his umbilical cord. He may even have hiccups if he aspirates amniotic fluid!
His eyelids open and close and he hears outside sounds ! So don't be surprised if he reacts to the sound of your voices. His lungs continue to develop and he makes his first breathing movements! It grows and evolves at breakneck speed.
Know that if your baby were born during this sixth month of pregnancy , he would be considered very premature . He would be able to live with special care administered in a neonatal resuscitation unit.
At the end of the sixth month of pregnancy, the fetus measures about 33 cm and weighs almost 1 kilo !
The 7th month is fast approaching? Find out what will happen in our next article.