Congratulations on being 26 weeks pregnant! You are now in the second trimester of pregnancy and your baby is growing and developing rapidly.
At this stage, your baby is about the size of an eggplant, measuring around 14 inches (35 cm) from head to toe and weighing around 1.7 pounds (0.77 kg). Your baby’s eyes are beginning to open, and they are developing more defined sleeping and waking patterns.
As for your body, you may start to experience some common pregnancy symptoms such as back pain, heartburn, and shortness of breath. You may also start to notice Braxton Hicks contractions, which are irregular contractions that prepare your body for labor.
Here are some things you can expect during your 26th week of pregnancy:
- Your uterus will continue to grow and expand, putting pressure on your organs and causing discomfort.
- Your baby’s lungs are continuing to develop, and they are starting to produce surfactant, a substance that helps the lungs function properly.
- You may experience increased vaginal discharge, which is normal during pregnancy as your body produces more mucus to prevent infections.
- You may start to experience more frequent and intense kicks and movements from your baby.
- You may need to start wearing maternity clothes as your bump grows and your regular clothes become too tight.
It’s important to continue taking good care of yourself during this time, including eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and getting enough rest. If you experience any unusual symptoms or have any concerns, don’t hesitate to talk to your healthcare provider.
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