You at 6 months pregnant
Your libido may also be on the back burner for a while. Don’t feel alone, for many pregnant women their growing belly and achy body mean that sex is often the last thing on their mind. If you are one of the few women who are experiencing a healthy sex drive during your pregnancy, don’t be afraid to indulge. Sex during pregnancy is generally healthy and safe.
There might also be days when your emotions get the better of you and cause you to cry at the drop of a hat. Try talking to other expectant moms and you'll see that these feelings can be a very normal part of being pregnant.
Your baby at 6 months pregnant
Their growing brain is also helping him or her to refine their sense of touch. In an ultrasound, you might see your baby experimenting by touching their face or anything else in arms reach.
Your baby's inner ear has also developed now. This means that your baby knows when he or she is upside down or the right way up. Moving around takes on a whole new meaning for your little one.
Your baby's eyebrows, eyelashes and hair on their head will start sprouting too. However, hair growth varies greatly from baby to baby. Depending mostly on genetics and individual characteristics, your baby could be born with a full head of hair or pop out rather bald.
Things to think about
You might also notice that you get itchy skin during pregnancy. This is because as your skin stretches, it can become dry, which makes it itch. Keeping hydrated by drinking water and using moisturizer can help.
Whether or not you know the sex of your baby at this point, you and your partner can still have fun discussing baby names and planning what your nursery design will be.
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The information of this article has been reviewed by nursing experts of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The content should not substitute medical advice from your personal healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations/diagnosis or treatment. For more advice from AWHONN nurses, visit Healthy Mom&Baby at health4mom.org.