Sixth month (21-24 weeks)
Notes for the 6th month:
*Sign up for the childbirth preparation class.
*Apply lotion or lotion to the abdomen to reduce itching caused by skin stretch.
* Eat less high-fat foods and exercise regularly to maintain weight.
* Prevent leg cramps and back pain.
* Elevate the legs to reduce the possibility of swelling of the feet and toes.
* Prevent urinary system infection.
*Reduce the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.
* Sufficient intake of calcium and protein supply the growth of fetal brain and bones.
*Don't spend a lot of time in the sun. When going out, you should use a sun umbrella, wear a hat, and wear protective clothing.
141st day of pregnancy (125 days remaining)
The middle ear bone begins to harden, allowing sound to be conducted. At this stage of fetal development, although he can transmit sound information to the brain, because the brain is not yet mature, I don't know what method they use to understand sound.
You can actually touch your cervix. The cervix is a lump deep in the vagina, and the neck feels like a small gap. In the later stages of pregnancy, it is difficult for you to touch the cervix by yourself due to the changing position of your baby. You cannot detect the dilation of your cervix in the last 3 months of pregnancy, and you should not try to do so.
Fact: In the coming days, some parents will be as close as possible to stimulate the baby's hearing (put their ears on the pregnant woman's abdomen, speak through the microphone directed to the uterus, etc.). This may not help.
142 days of pregnancy (124 days remaining)
In the next 4 weeks, the weight of the fetus will increase rapidly. By the 25th week, the weight of the fetus has almost doubled.
Because your baby is growing actively, your body needs to store more protein at this time than at other times during pregnancy. Varicose veins will calm down after childbirth, but each subsequent pregnancy will aggravate the status quo.
Diet: Drinking instant soup during pregnancy is easy to absorb and nutritious. Dry pea soup, pork and beans, mashed potatoes and chicken noodles have the most protein. Tomato-based soups, including thick soups, can provide half of the vitamin A needed daily during pregnancy.
143th day of pregnancy (there are 123 days)
The first movement of the fetus you can feel is caused by the movement of the arms and legs. These first movements are called "fetal movements".
For most pregnant women, fetal movement is the first meaningful thing. In addition to the actualization of ultrasound images, fetal movements generally mark the first time that a pregnant woman feels that she has direct contact with her baby.
144th day of pregnancy (122 days remaining)
The respiratory system of the fetus is still quite immature. Before the fetus’s lungs can deliver oxygen to the blood vessels during inhalation and expel carbon dioxide during exhalation, it will take a long time to develop.
Dilation of the uterus may cause pain in the lower part of the abdomen. These pains are caused by the lengthening of the ligaments and muscles that support the uterus. The pain may be particularly noticeable when you get up from the seat and change posture or get out of bed.
The pelvic pain may be severe, but if it is not frequent and is not accompanied by other symptoms, there is no need to panic.
Diet: Sweet potatoes and yams are excellent sources of vitamin A during pregnancy. The 4250IU vitamin A produced by 1/4 cup of sweet potatoes is almost your daily requirement.
145th day of pregnancy (121 days remaining)
The brown fat stored in the fetus’s left neck, chest and crotch to generate heat will disappear soon after the fetus is born. By eight or nine months, white fat will appear.
The uterus is getting bigger and bigger, you may worry about sex during pregnancy. Your own sexual comfort is the most important. Some positions may be more comfortable and the sexual response will change. Some women are more likely to reach orgasm, while others are more difficult.
Sex is part of the normal intimacy between you and your partner. If there are no complications, no vaginal bleeding, or if you are not pregnant with twins or multiple births, you should encourage proper pregnancy sex. If you have any doubts or concerns, you can consult your doctor.
Diet coordination: If you really want to eat sweet and cold foods, choose popsicles, fruit juices, sweet juice powder or sorbets instead of ice cream or frozen milk. Although ice cream will make you addicted, it contains excessive amounts of saturated fat.
146th day of pregnancy (120 days remaining)
The body of the fetus has become more symmetrical. Even for the whole body, the head is still a bit bigger, but the legs, arms and torso are not too short.
As the skin stretches, the abdomen may also start to itch.
Common sense of health: scratching does not solve the problem, you should apply prion to keep your abdomen moisturized and avoid excessive weight gain (too fat will only increase discomfort).
147th day of pregnancy (119 days remaining)
The fine lanugo is all over the body, including the head.
Vaginal tissue gradually thickens during pregnancy, secretions increase, and vaginal tissue blood increases.
Important note: You should attend a childbirth preparation class at some point with your partner, friends or relatives. The childbirth preparation class allows you to learn more about what happens during childbirth and learn to cooperate with others. He (she) will help you to relieve the pain of childbirth through breathing, relaxation, and diversion exercises. If you are planning to give birth in the hospital, the hospital may have its own maternity class. Even so, you should check with the community childbirth guidance center about the courses.
148th day of pregnancy (118 days remaining)
This month the fetus will be 2 inches (51mm) in length and approximately 14 inches (357mm) in length. As the fetus grows up, the space in the womb becomes more and more crowded.
Fetal movements are becoming more frequent. Although you can clearly feel the impact, it will take several weeks before others can feel the fetal movement by touching your abdomen.
Dietary combination: Whole wheat bread, shelled cereals, rye biscuits, baked beans, fried potato chips, pears with skins and peanuts are all rich in dietary fiber.
149th day of pregnancy (117 days remaining)
This month, some changes will occur on the fetal skin surface. The skin is now wrinkled. When the subcutaneous fat increases and muscles grow, the skin will look smoother.
The breast is ready to produce milk. The amount of milk secreted varies from person to person. The average was half a pint (235ml) at the beginning, increased to 1 pint (470ml) on the 7th day, and 2 pints after two weeks.
Diet: Pay attention to calcium intake. The easiest way to quickly add calcium is to drink a glass of milk.
150th day of pregnancy (116 days remaining)
The fetal skin is not only wrinkled, because it is too thin, it is still transparent. If you can see the fetus at this time, you will see the bones, organs and blood vessels.
Change your diet (increase calcium, reduce phosphorus). Sitting with raised legs, standing less, and wearing supportive stockings can prevent calf cramps. If you don’t have leg cramps, stand in a forward position (with the leg without cramps in front) and slowly press down on the heel of your back (the leg with cramps). If the muscles lengthen, the cramps will disappear. Remember not to yank hard, but to stretch slowly, otherwise it will strain the muscles.
Common sense of health: Sea salt does not contain iodine. Iodized table salt contains trace amounts of iodine that are needed daily during pregnancy.
151st day of pregnancy (115 days remaining)
The fetus grows uniformly. This month will gain 6 ounces (168g) of weight.
You may feel back pain like last month.
Common sense of health: Take measures to prevent back pain. Lying on your back, massage, and hot compresses can alleviate muscle pain.
Diet: Potatoes are rich in vitamin C. A small baked potato has 15 mg, which is about 15% of the daily requirement. Cooking with skin can reduce the loss of vitamin C. If necessary, peel them after cooking.
152 days of pregnancy (114 days remaining)
At this stage of fetal development, muscles, bones and organ tissues make him gain weight. Fat production during this time is very low.
The baby is growing up, and you are also gaining weight. It is estimated that your weight will increase by about 1 pound a week on average within this month.
do you know? The first real bone of the fetus is the sternum.
153rd day of pregnancy (113 days remaining)
The fetus can hear the sound of your heartbeat, the sound of your voice echoing, the sound of your breathing, and the rumbling of your stomach.
The baby's heart sound becomes stronger and stronger, and you will hear the fetal heart sound if you put your ears close to the abdomen (if you use a stethoscope, you can hear it more clearly).
do you know? Taste buds are formed on the tongue and cheeks of the fetus. Human taste buds begin to decrease from birth, and they never increase.
154th day of pregnancy (112 days remaining)
The fetus is 8.25 inches (210mm) long and weighs about 1.33 pounds (598.5g).
Today marks the end of a 22-week pregnancy. Pregnancy is no longer a new thing for you, it has become a way of life for you. If you still feel stomach upset and nausea, eat some easy-to-digest snacks every two hours. This will help relieve the discomfort caused by nausea and vomiting.
Continuous vomiting from morning to night can damage your health. If you vomit more than two to three times a day, or if you have not vomited before and start now, you should contact your doctor immediately.
155th day of pregnancy (111 days remaining)
The smallest blood vessels-capillaries begin to grow. Because the blood in the capillaries can be seen with the naked eye, when blood flows into these blood vessels, the fetus's skin will appear red or pink.
Tingling in the hands and feet from time to time. The cause is not yet known, but changing posture can relieve pain.
At 23 weeks, the fetus' hearing is basically formed. He (she) has been able to recognize your voice, your heartbeat loudly, and your gastrointestinal peristalsis. The blood vessels in the baby's lungs are forming, and the respiratory system is rapidly being established.
Congratulations, week 23 has started
156th day of pregnancy (110 days remaining)
The fetus continues to practice conditioned reflex exercises. This is necessary for his survival after birth. The fetus’s lips and mouth are very sensitive. If his hand just floats to the mouth, he will suck his thumb or other fingers.
Even if the diet is good, there may still be periodic indigestion, stomach swelling and intestinal gas. This is due to muscle relaxation under the influence of pregnancy hormones. Just continue to eat something that is easy to digest.
Parenting Tips: After your baby has a bath, put talcum powder on your hands first. Don't touch your baby's face to prevent the powder from being sucked into your lungs. Don't let your baby play with the talcum box with the lid open, because the powder will spread out and be inhaled into the lungs.
157th day of pregnancy (109 days remaining)
The holding power of the fetus develops rapidly this month, and it is much stronger than the holding power of the baby after birth.
There will be slight swelling of the ankle and calf.
If the swelling is severe, please contact your doctor. Raise your legs to rest whenever possible.
Parenting Tips: Prepare a roll of repair tape to repair damaged joints and plastic pants.
158th day of pregnancy (108 days remaining)
The fetal fingernails and toenails grow slowly, starting from the nail bed until covering the entire nail.
Drink plenty of water (water and fruit juices rich in vitamin C, do not drink beverages containing caffeine), empty your bladder during urination, reduce stress, and develop good hygiene habits (bath every day and wash your vagina thoroughly) to prevent the urinary system infection.
Parenting tips: Do not bathe your baby's whole body before the umbilical cord falls off. It usually takes a week or two for a baby's umbilical cord to dry and fall off. The scar that sheds is called the belly button. Even so, remember that before the baby starts crawling, only the hips, face and neck will get dirty. The first child born may bathe more often than later children because the parents have more time to take care of him. If the soiled area has been scrubbed clean, it is not a big problem not to bathe the baby for a day. On the other hand, taking a bath is a relief for you and your baby.
159th day of pregnancy (107 days remaining)
After the next 3 days, the blood vessels in the lungs of the fetus began to develop.
In addition to pain and itching, hemorrhoids also bleed from the rectum.
do you know? Prevention is still the key to treating hemorrhoids. Drink plenty of water, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, do not sit for a long time, exercise moderately, and walk more to reduce the chance of hemorrhoids.
Parenting Tips: Don’t worry about feeding your baby the frozen milk just taken out of the refrigerator. Frozen milk is no harm to the baby anyway. Babies can digest cold milk like hot milk, but no one notices it
160th day of pregnancy (106 days remaining)
The nostrils of the fetus have been closed until now. Today the blood in the lungs begins to develop. After birth, these blood vessels will guide blood through the lungs to absorb oxygen and circulate in the fetus.
Your system will replace the amniotic fluid every 3 hours. This means that the exchange volume per day is equivalent to 25.6 liters.
do you know? Amniotic fluid seems to be absorbed mainly by the fetus’s own lungs and kidneys. The second is the amniotic sac. The active skin cells in the amniotic sac also produce some fluid.
161st day of pregnancy (105 days remaining)
The toothpaste buds of the fetus’s permanent teeth will grow this month, standing high on the gums of the deciduous teeth. The fetal spine is composed of 33 annular bones, 150 joints and 1,000 ligaments, which support the weight of the fetus. So these structures will begin to form this month.
About 20% to 50% of pregnant women will have hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding. Rectal bleeding does not mean that the baby has a problem, but you should tell the doctor and let him judge.
Parenting tips: Plastic jumpsuits will prevent the moisture accumulated in the clothes from evaporating. Therefore, do not use plastic jumpsuits to prevent the fetus from suffering from diaper rash.
When the baby is twenty-four weeks, it occupies a considerable space in the mother's womb and begins to fill the entire space. The baby's body proportions begin to be symmetrical at this time. At this time, the baby’s skin is thin and has many small wrinkles, covered with fine hairs
162nd day of pregnancy (104 days remaining)
The nostrils of the fetus have been opened for muscle breathing exercises. The fetus is preparing to breathe air at birth.
You may have to adjust your schedule to have enough rest.
Did you know?: From the 15th Monday to the 28th week, the amniotic fluid increased by an average of 50 ml per week, which is twice the weekly increase of the amniotic fluid during the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
163th day of pregnancy (103 days left)
In the next two days, air sacs in the fetus' lungs began to develop.
Eat less high-fat foods, and you will have enough weight to maintain pregnancy without having to stuff yourself with fat. Avoid butter, margarine, fried food, sauces, broths, and greasy desserts.
do you know? Animal fats (from beef, chicken, etc.) also contain vitamins A and D. Even so, it is better to eat less.
Parenting tip: Put a rubber spatula on the diaper changing table. The spatula is used to wipe alum or other moisture-proof protective clothing on the baby's buttocks. Using a spatula helps to protect your hands clean and avoid the problem of non-sticky disposable diaper tape.
164th day of pregnancy (102 days remaining)
This week, the lungs of the fetus begin to secrete surfactant, which is a substance that prevents adhesion of lung tissue.
Be careful to control the time you spend in the sun. Your skin is in a phase of pigmentation changes, and your skin will darken due to prolonged exposure to sunlight. Sun umbrellas, hats, and thin, light-colored long-sleeved clothes can give your skin the best protection.
Parenting tip: Spend money to buy a rocking chair, either wood, metal or luxuriously cushioned. Shaking your baby in a rocking chair will calm him down and let you relax. According to reports, the rocking chair can also help ease the discomfort caused by the anatomy of the abdominal delivery.
165th day of pregnancy (101 days remaining)
In the next 4 days, the brain waves of the fetus began to respond to the visual and auditory systems. The fetal sensory system has various connections with the brain. These connections help the fetus to understand the input signal after birth. Although brain wave activity shows that the fetus’s eyes touch the light source, or the ears hear sound, the fetus has no ability to understand this. This system needs exercise like all other systems.
When you exercise, move slowly and simply. The sports philosophy of "no hard work, no gain" does not apply during pregnancy. Pay attention to stretching, relaxation, and physical fitness, and avoid bouncing, intense and exciting sports.
Make sure the exercise you do is designed for pregnant women. If you have any questions, please contact your doctor.
166th day of pregnancy (100 days left)
In the next 2 days, the fetus' fingernails will have amazing changes.
When your baby grows fingernails, your nails will grow well. Due to improved blood circulation and metabolism, pregnant nails are usually long, flexible, and healthy.
167th day of pregnancy (99 days remaining)
The fetus is still very thin-the skin is wrinkled on the fat-free body.
For the circulation of the body, remember to change your posture from time to time. When you turn to the left, the circulation of the body may be optimal for the placenta and fetus.
Comfort advice: Do not stand in a fixed position. If you really need to stand, let one leg rest on a low stool. Whenever possible, sit or lie down with your legs raised.
168th day of pregnancy (98 days remaining)
This month is the most important month in the life of a fetus. He has spent two-thirds of his time in the womb. In the next 3 months, the fetus can gradually survive without internal appendages. At the end of the sixth month of pregnancy, the fetus is at least 9 inches (230 mm) long and weighs 1.75 pounds (779 g).
It is important to monitor your blood pressure during pregnancy for signs of increase. Blood pressure generally rises after 20 weeks, and it affects 7% of pregnant women. The increase in blood pressure that accompanies edema is called preeclampsia. The most serious symptom of high blood pressure during pregnancy is eclampsia (formerly known as "hematoxosis of pregnancy").
do you know? There are more than 500,000 hair follicles in the skin of a fetus at birth, and these hair follicles are formed during this month.