26 Weeks Pregnant

You are now 26 weeks pregnant and the baby in your womb is developing each ensuing day. This is the time most expectant mothers go through a lot of hell. They just can’t enjoy their sleep or may be perform their normal duties. This occurs mainly due to the continued increase in baby movement in the womb. The best way to beat this is by taking enough rest by the time the baby seems to be asleep.

Keeping a close contact with your doctor could be a wise idea at this particular moment. You are actually going to experience a lot of changes, some of which are accompanied by pain. The idea is that the baby is taking a toll on you and messing up things in your brain. As a matter of fact, getting pregnant and having to stay in that kind of state for 9 months isn’t an easy task. You must be ready to face the hurdle.

Symptoms and Body Changes of Mother at 26 Weeks Pregnant

  • Frequent contractions in abdomen, which may feel like menstrual cramps
  • Many women go through chest pain attributing to kicks and stretches of the in the uterus
  • Weight gain is about 16 to 22 pounds by this point
  • Per vaginal discharge may occur
  • Back pain due to increased weight
  • One may develop blood pressure
  • The uterus grows more than two inches above the belly button
  • There may occur gestational diabetes mellitus

Baby At 26 Weeks

At the 26 week of pregnancy, the ultrasound will indicate the following baby developments

  • The baby weighs about two pounds and close to 14 inches long
  • The baby’s eyelids begin to open and blink on their own
  • The eyes are blue, but this will often change after birth
  • The baby’s eyes are almost fully developed
  • Baby’s mouth and taste buds are fully developed
  • The fetal heart pumps blood, the lungs develop blood vessels
  • The umbilical cord continues to grow stronger and thicker and provides all essential nutrients to the baby
  • If the baby is a boy, the testicles move into the scrotum during this week

Tips for Your 26th Week Pregnancy

  • Try to change positions to relieve the pain under chest resulting from baby’s kicks and stretches
  • Drink adequate amount of water
  • As your baby can hear your voice, you can talk to your baby
  • Keep your weight in control as it may cause high blood pressure, diabetes etc

Bottom Line

Well, 26 weeks pregnant in months is just six and you still have some distance to cover before you finally say hurrah! Considering the developments in your womb, you can rest assured that indeed your belly will be feeling the pressure. You definitely need your baby in one piece and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the only way you can be assured of this. Both your health and that of the baby are dependent on you and since there is no otherwise, you must adhere to your doctor’s advice at all costs.




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