6 month of pregnancy

During the 6th month of pregnancy the fetus begins to develop blood cells, taste buds, eyebrows and eyelashes.

The fetus during the 21st and 22nd week of pregnancy

During weeks 21 and 22 :

  • The fetus has a cephalo-rachidian length – CRL – of about 18-19 cm.
  • His bone marrow begins to produce blood cells.
  • His taste buds begin to form.

The fetus during weeks 23 and 24

  • The fetus has a cephalo-rachidian length – CRL – of about 20 centimeters (8 inches).
  • Between the 23rd and 26th week, his eyebrows and eyelashes usually develop.

What are the symptoms of pregnancy in the sixth month?

  • Usually the symptoms of conception occurred in the fourth and fifth months.
  • Shortness of breath may improve.
  • Your breasts may start producing colostrum, small drops of early milk. This fact can continue throughout the rest of the pregnancy.

When they are 6 months pregnant, some women have Braxton-Hicks contractions.

  • They feel like painless squeezing of the uterus or abdomen.
  • This is how the uterus exercises for labor and delivery.
  • Braxton-Hicks contractions are normal, and are not a sign of early labor.
  • If you have painful or frequent contractions or if you have any doubts, talk to your doctor.
  • To learn more you can read: Contractions in pregnancy: how to distinguish true from false

Katherine Johnson, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with clinical expertise in general obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, women’s health, and gynecology.

She is affiliated with the Obstetrics and Gynecology division at an undisclosed healthcare institution and the online platform, Maternicity.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *