Your pregnancy, month by month
- Your baby
During your sixth month of pregnancy, your baby fattens and continues to mature. He gradually becomes viable for outside the uterine environment. Your baby’s eyebrows become defined and his hair grows. His muscles develop throughout the body and your baby rounds out in general, particularly at the buttocks and shoulders. His lungs are not yet mature, however.
By the end of the sixth month, your baby is about 32 cm (12.5 inches) long and weighs about 925 g (2 pounds).
Your belly is now very round and has perhaps started to weigh on your back and legs, rendering physical effort and maintaining a standing position increasingly difficult. Even if you have not yet taken leave from work, it’s time to put your feet up and take care of yourself; find help for your daily tasks and rest as much as possible!