- The skin is red and wrinkled and covered with fine, soft hair.
- Eyelids begin to part and the eyes open.
- The baby continues to grow rapidly. At end of the sixth month, the baby is about 12 inches long and weighs 1 1/2 to 2 pounds.
- You may feel the baby kicking strongly now.
- The skin on your growing belly may start to itch.
- Your back may hurt. Wear low-heeled shoes or flats. Don’t stand for long periods of time. Exercise can help.
- You may feel pain down the sides of your belly as your uterus stretches the ligaments that support it.
Prenatal Care Guide
- Visit your health care provider for one prenatal care checkup.
- You may be constipated. Drink more water or fruit juice, eat more foods with fiber (like fruits and vegetables) and get some exercise (with your health care provider’s approval).
- To help with heartburn, try eating four or five smaller meals during the day.
- Do not take laxatives or antacids without asking your health care provider.
Article Courtesy of The March of Dimes
At end of the sixth month, the baby is about 12 inches long and weighs up to 2 pounds.