Pregnancy Week 25 - Week 26
- Size is approximately 14.02 inches and 1.68 pound.
- Your baby is the size of kale.
- More fat and more hair is developing, and your baby is also developing his or her immune system.
- Your baby is breathing in the amniotic fluid, preparing for birth.
You & Your Body
- Your doctor’s visits increase around this time as you get closer to delivery.
- Typical symptoms at this time include: trouble sleeping, frequent urination, constipation, hemorrhoids, bloating, heartburn, pregnancy brain, headaches, higher blood pressure, and Braxton Hicks contractions.
- Consider a warm bath or hot or cold compress for some of the aches and pains you may be experiencing.
- Remember to drink plenty of fluids and get enough fiber to avoid constipation and hemorrhoids.
- Avoid twisting and bending at the same time.
- Plan your maternity leave.
- Think about your birth plan: what conditions and environment would you like for labor?
- Continue exercising, but keep these tips in mind: follow your doctor’s guidance; don’t exercise when experiencing pain, dizziness, tiredness, or shortness of breath; don’t like on your back; and avoid contact sports.
Updated May 1, 2019