Week 26 of Your Pregnancy

25 weeks pregnant

105

Days to go

0.8

kgs
Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 26 weeks are:

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High BP

Throughout your pregnancy, your heart is working harder to handle the increased blood supply. This increased pressure on the heart can lead to hyertension in some women. Pre-eclampsia, an often dangerous condition can ensue if the rise in BP remains unchecked. You doctor will continue monitoring you changes through your pregnancy to make sure that your BP stays within limits.

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Urinary Tract Infection

All pregnant women are an increased risk of contracting UTi especially during the second trimester. Changing hormones, dialating uterus, and certain other physiological factors increase the risk of pregnant women catching UTIs.

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Insomnia

Difficulty falling asleep? Tired of tossing and turning all night? Don't worry, you have many other pregnant women for company. All the hormonal changes, your growing bumps, constant hormone, your little bean kicking you at odd times, all contribute to your sleeplessness. In fact, you can take comfort in the fact that your body is preparing you this way for the countless sleepless nights you will encounter once your little one comes into this world.

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Forgetfulness

Forgot where you placed your keys? Searching for your phone while holding it in your hand? No, you are not losing your mind. You simply have what is called the pregnancy brain. Lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, hormonal changes all contribute to your forgetfulness. Simply take it as a part of the game and enjoy your pregnancy.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 14 inches(35.5cms)
Baby’s Weight: 0.8 kgs

Baby’s Lungs

Baby’s lungs are working hard to help him/her take the first breath once they step foot into this world.

Baby’s Taste buds

Baby’s taste buds are now fully developed and the nostrils are starting to open. Tooth buds are developing too!!! Don’t worry they may not be able to bite you yet!!!

Baby’s Fingernails

Little one’s fingernails are growing in full swing. Be ready to get scratched when they come to this world.

Baby’s Eyelashes

Baby’s eyelashes are starting to grow. Your baby is just about to open his/her eyes and wink at you any minute now. Until now the baby’s eyes were shut.

Others

Hair continue to growth in your baby.

If you are having a baby boy, this week his testicles may travel from pelvis to scrotum.

Your's Changing Body

Not to be confused with labour pains, these contractions occur with limited frequency such as once or twice a day or once in every few hours. Some women do not experiece these contractions too. Typically you will feel the tightening of your abdmoninal muscles and hardening of your belly. These contractions will disappear once you change your position or activity.

Anxiety is extrememly common during pregnancy. You are already dealing with sleeplessness, forgetfulness and a hundred other symptoms. Add to that your worry about your little bean is doing well or not and you can experience anxiety of different levels. Techniques such as breathing, yoga, and meditation can help you with your anxiety to a certain extent. You can also talk to your doctor about managing this symptom.

Are you suddenly developing mouth sores and wondering what is triggering them? Your pregnancy of course!! Hormonal changes can cause these less-discussed symtoms in many pregnant women. Vitamin deficiency, acidity, stress, and even lowering immunity can all trigger mouth sores in pregnant women. You can always speak with your doctor you will be able to identify the underlying cause and suggest measures accordingly.

Thrombosis is the condition where you tend to develop clots in your blood vessels. Pregnant women have a higher chance of developing these clots and the condition is often called deep vein thrombosis or DVT. You must be well-aware of the symtoms and what to look out for and your doctor will be able to tell you in detail. But remember, this condition is relatively rare.

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