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What Happens When You Are 6 Weeks Pregnant

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By the sixth week of pregnancy, the baby is in the embryo stage and developing fast.

At least 7 in 10 women experience morning sickness at six weeks of pregnancy. [1]

The baby is just the size of a sweet pea at 6 weeks of pregnancy. It initiates the development of various organs of the baby. Various symptoms of pregnancy start to show by now.

Symptoms:

The symptoms felt by most women in their 6th week of pregnancy includes:
• Morning sickness or nausea
• Changes in appetite
• Fatigue
• Abdominal bloating
• Tenderness of the breast and swelling
• Frequent urination
• Mood swings

Treatment

Self- Care:
These self-care measures should be adopted at 6 weeks gestation for a healthy pregnancy.
- Avoid seafood
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Get a routine gynaecological exam
- Cook all food items thoroughly
- Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before cooking

Medications:
The doctors usually perform some diagnostic tests and prescribe medications and lifestyle changes based on the diagnosis. The doctors may perform a physical examination, blood tests, urine tests, and prenatal genetic screening to evaluate your health. A folic acid multivitamin medications are recommended at this stage for all women. The doctors also advise the childbearing women to have a healthy diet, thoroughly cooked meals and keep intake of caffeine to only 200 mg per day. Alcohol and tobacco are to be completely avoided.

Specialists:
It is best to reach out to your gynecologist at 6 weeks gestation pregnancy for routine checkup and to ensure good health. At Mfine, we provide integrated treatment plans for a healthy body under the guidance of the qualified specialists.

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