Month 6

Your pregnancy – Month 6 (24 to 28 weeks)

Your Baby

  • Skin is still red and wrinkled and is covered with fine, soft hair.
  • Can kick strongly now and can cry and hiccup.
  • Can respond to noises from the outside; may move or become quiet.
  • Parts of baby will be big enough to be felt by the doctor when abdomen is examined.
  • Eyes are almost completely formed; soon they will start to open and close.
  • Ridges for fingerprints are forming.
  • By the end of the month, baby is about 14-15 inches long and weighs 2 to 2.5 pounds.

Your Body

  • Skin on belly may itch and stretch marks may appear on abdomen, hips and breast.
  • May have occasional heartburn, especially after eating heavy, greasy or spicy foods.
  • Back may hurt.
  • As uterus grows, may feel pain down the sides of your belly.
  • May notice tightening and relaxing of uterus (Braxton-Hicks contractions).
  • You have special glow to your skin and a sparkle in your eyes; you look healthy.
  • Sex drive may increase or decrease; may change week to week.
  • May find lying on side with many pillows is more comfortable for sleeping.

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