Pregnancy Week 25: Guide for Mothers
Your baby may only be the size of an eggplant, but oh how he has developed. His skin is now turning pink and he has a routine as early as now (find out what it is!).
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Your Baby's Development
In this week by week pregnancy guide, you'll learn that:
- Your baby's movements will become routine. He will play for a bit and then rest to recover.
- He is also able to hear and distinguish your voice by now. He may even respond to it when he is awake.
- His skin is now turning pink because he is forming small blood vessels called capillaries under the skin, and these are filling up with blood.
- He will go through his first bowel movement this week, but it will not come out until after he is born.
- Your bump, which now looks like a soccer ball, may cause lower-back pain.
- You are experiencing other body aches such as hip and leg pain.
- You may feel itchy veins your the rectum. It happens because the bigger uterus is pushing down and increasing blood flow in that area.
- You feel constipated. Irregular bowel movements can cause piles, so increase your fluid intake and drink enough water.
- Keep body aches at bay by walking and performing Kegel exercises. Yoga and step aerobics are worth trying as well.
- Here is what to watch out for in this week by week pregnancy guide: if you gained weight rapidly or feel bloated due to gas and acidity during the second trimester, visit the doctor immediately.
- Set up an antenatal appointment. Your doctor or the midwife will measure the size of your uterus, measure your blood pressure, and take a urine sample to test for gestational diabetes and lack of proteins in the body.
- Download our birth plan checklist here.
Your next week: 26 weeks pregnant
Your previous week: 24 weeks pregnant
Republished with permission from: theAsianparent
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