Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 26 weeks are:
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.
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.
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.
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 Length: 14 inches(35.5cms)
Baby’s Weight: 0.8 kgs
Your baby is now the size of a Zucchini. In the coming weeks, your baby will put on more weight and appear less wrinkly. Following are the development of your baby this week.
For the past few weeks, we are sure you have been talking to your baby. But this week your baby can respond to your talks. Does this mean it can talk already? Well, No! But your baby can respond to your words with a slight kick acknowledging that he/she can hear you. Wonderful, isn’t it?
Baby’s lungs are working hard to help him/her take the first breath once they step foot into this world.
The baby’s eyes, which were fused shut till now, are also fully developed and for the first time ever they are opening! This way the baby can now see the world around them, although there isn’t much to see presently inside the womb. But if you shine a torch at your belly, your baby may react to the bright light by kicking!
Little one’s fingernails are growing in full swing. Be careful as the nails can be very sharp and jagged when they are born.