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6 Months Pregnancy: Babies Can Be Invited to Interact

When you are 6 months pregnant, you can interact with your child through touch and sound, or music that is close to the stomach. And maybe it will feel more fun for pregnant women because babies can respond to you with movement!

If you are 5 months pregnant you may not be so sure whether he can hear or feel, during 6 months of pregnancy, the baby has moved very actively and can respond to sound and touch. A loud sound like a scream or the sound of music triggers him to make a small jump or kick.

6 Months' Fetus Growth?

At the beginning of this 6-month pregnancy, your baby weighs approximately 1.3 pounds (0.6 kilograms) with a length of about 34.6 cm. You can feel it moving actively and even when it hiccups.

25 weeks pregnant

  • The baby's heart rate slows to 140 pulses per minute. However, the frequency is higher than your own heart rate.
  • He no longer looked thin but began to become a baby with fat under his skin.
  • The wrinkled skin starts to smooth.
  • The ultrasound screen can display the hair that has grown.
  • Every now and then he hiccups and you can feel it.
  • Regularly, the baby will throw urine into the amniotic sac.
  • The eyelids can open and can blink soon.
  • Although not perfect, the brain, digestive system, and baby's heart have been formed.

26 weeks pregnant

  • It weighs about 760 grams with a length of approximately 36 cm.
  • His eyes have fully opened.
  • He began to be able to breathe little by little in preparation for being born into the world.
  • He can hear your voice while talking to other people.
  • The visual nerve starts working and responds to light. If you highlight a flashlight on your stomach, the baby will try to look away.
  • If your baby is a boy, his testicles begin to descend near the scrotum.

27 weeks pregnant

  • The weight of the fetus is now 875 grams with a length of more than 36 cm.
  • The eyelids can close and open.
  • He sleeps and wakes up at regular times, even though his schedule is not always the same as your schedule.
  • Some experts find that babies start dreaming since the womb reaches the age of 27 weeks. However, it is unknown what they dream of sleeping.
  • Babies will experience hiccups more often. This is normal as his lungs mature.

28 weeks pregnant

  • This week, the baby will weigh more than  2.2 pounds (1 kg) with a length of approximately 38 cm.
  • Eyelashes have grown.
  • Now he can wink.
  • Fat and bone layers are growing. However, the new bone will really harden after birth.
  • The tissue in his brain continues to grow rapidly.

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What are the changes that occur in your body?

When you are 25 weeks pregnant, your uterus is about the size of a football. In the third trimester of pregnancy, many women experience leg cramps, insomnia, hemorrhoids, and constipation. Also, because of the position of the uterus just below the rib cage, you can feel a little difficulty breathing.

You can feel the baby's movements responding to sound and light, as well as their movements during hiccups. Sometimes babies also respond when the mother moves sports. This movement is often reinforcement of the relationship between mother and baby.

What do you need to check?

Each time you consult your obstetrician, the doctor or nurse will check your blood pressure. Examination of urine samples is also needed to detect certain conditions, such as preeclampsia and diabetes.

If a blood test shows that your resume status is a negative rhesus (negative RhD), then you will be advised to take an antibody test. It is possible that these antibodies are present in your blood if your baby is RhD positive. In this situation, you need to get an anti-D injection to prevent a mismatch between you and your baby.

At 25 weeks' gestation, some women experience aches and stiffness in the fingers and hands. This is because the nerves in the wrist are pinched, causing pressure and pain. If you feel disturbing, consult your doctor to get the treatment that does not harm the fetus.

What do you need to pay attention to?

Along with the rapid growth at this time, the fetus needs adequate nutrition from the food that the mother consumes. You should continue to run a healthy diet rich in vegetables and fiber, as well as exercise that is suitable for pregnant women. But avoid eating too much fish because the mercury content that may be contained in it can harm the fetus. Two to three servings of fish a week is the recommended dose.

Changes in the body of women during pregnancy can make them not confident. The role of a partner is very necessary to make a woman feel comfortable. Relaxing by pampering yourself at the salon or doing the treatment at home can lead to a more relaxed and joyful feeling. Good psychological conditions are important for the health of the mother and fetus.

As pregnancy increases and the stomach grows, there are things in the home that need to be reorganized to avoid the risk of slipping or falling. You can put rubber footwear in the bathroom or move the room downstairs instead of upstairs so there is no need to climb stairs.

At this gestational age, have you prepared yourself for breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is a natural thing, but in practice, this activity requires preparation, knowledge, and determination. You can start looking for information about lactation clinics in the nearest hospitals. This preparation is also needed for prospective fathers who will support mothers to give breast milk.

However you maintain the health of your pregnancy, the possibility of premature labor can occur for various reasons that are not detected. There is nothing wrong with getting ready by preparing a bag containing equipment that needs to be taken to the hospital during delivery. Also, provide a list of contacts that can be contacted by others if at any time you have to experience premature birth.

If you have felt sore and swollen during the 6 months of pregnancy, when you are 7 months pregnant, this condition may not decrease with your baby's weight gain. But the baby's movements and responses that are more pronounced will comfort you through the last trimester of pregnancy.

Read also : 7 Months Pregnant: Babies Start at Position Ready to Be Born



1. American Pregnancy Association (2016). Pregnancy Week 25 – 28.

2. Baby Centre (2016). 25 – 28 weeks pregnant: fetal development.

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