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6-weeks gestation: Everything you need to know

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The baby: The baby inside the womb has taken the look of a tadpole, with a curved back. The heart has already started beating at 24 days. A bulge protrudes where the heart is going to develop. The places where the brain and head are going to grow are marked by the presence of a bump. The dimples present on this bump will develop into ears. The baby is covered by a thin layer of translucent skin which provides protection.

The mother: Variations in certain hormones, like neurotransmitters, will be there throughout your pregnancy. These variations will contribute to the symptoms you experience, including mood swings.
Symptoms
● morning illness, or nausea and vomiting
● changes in cravings, sudden liking/disliking for certain foods
● fatigue
● abdominal bloating
● breast tenderness and swelling
● urinary frequency and nighttime urination
● changing emotions

Treatment

Self-care
● Drink many fluids, especially if you’ve been vomiting.
● Don’t lay down right after eating.
● Try to avoid odors that trigger nausea
● Avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
● Wash all fresh fruits and vegetables before eating to minimize the risk of infection
Medication
Depending upon the kind of symptoms experienced, the gynecologist may prescribe suitable relief medications.

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At mfine you can connect with expert gynecologists who can assist you in your journey of safe motherhood.

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