How your baby grows - month 6
By the end of the sixth month, your baby is about 12 inches long and weighs about 1 ½ to 2 pounds. Your baby’s skin is red and wrinkled. It’s covered with fine, soft hair. Your baby can kick strongly now - thump, thump! Your baby’s eyes are almost completely formed. Soon they can start to open and close.
The skin on your belly may itch - creams may help relieve the irritation. You may see stretch marks - creams don’t really help with these unless they itch. Your back may hurt - avoid standing for long periods of time and don’t lift heavy things. You may feel pain down the sides of your belly as your uterus gets bigger. You may have constipation - drink more water and fruit juice. (Eat foods with fiber, likes fruits and veggies and whole grains.) You can still have sex, but stop if you feel pain or cramping.