6th Month

 

Your Body

Development of the fetus clearly protrudes forward and most mothers can feel the baby moving. During pregnancy, the amount of blood increases, and pressure on the heart and lungs by the enlarged uterus make you susceptible to heart palpitations (rapid heartbeats) and shortness of breath. As the abdomen is now a considerable weight, care must be taken to avoid backache.

For Your Information

Some expectant mothers experience a discharge of colostrum (yellowish pre-milk) from the breasts. This is about the right time to consider beginning nipple massage.

Your Baby

The baby is now about 30 cm long and weighs about 500 g. Eyebrows and eyelashes have developed and the baby can open its eyes.