Your Pregnancy Week 25


25 Week Pregnant: Pregnancy Calendar

During pregnancy, you will feel anxious and worried about what will happen to you and your baby in these 9 months. Every week of pregnancy bring new bodily changes and we are here to provide you details of each week and you can get a lot of information about what to expect in every week of pregnancy. Here is a guide to your pregnancy journey.

Baby Development in Week 25

The weight of your baby now is 660g and measures about 34.6cm.  The wrinkled skin of your baby is becoming softer now and now the baby looks more like a baby. The baby’s hairs are also continuously growing and these hairs will shed at the time of birth. Baby’s senses are developing more. Baby’s eyes are closed for now and soon baby will be able to sense light through lids. Now your baby can respond to sounds more quickly e.g. your baby may react to loud noise by kicking legs. You can feel your baby’s reaction to such loud noises by this time.

Diet

    • Your body is working hard to form cartilage and bone for your growing baby. And for that you need to add manganese to your diet.
    • Sources of manganese are brown rice, oatmeal, spinach, pineapples, almonds, carrots, broccoli and bananas etc.
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Exercise

Some exercises might be harmful for you so you should try to avoid the following:

  • Do not lie flat on your back as it can put pressure on blood vessels and that might stop the flow of blood to your baby.
  • Avoid exercises with lots of twists and turns. Avoid high stepping or sudden stops that cause joint discomfort.
  • Stay hydrated.

Precautions

Follow the tips to stay safe in second trimester of your pregnancy:

  • Stays hydrated and drink lots of water.
  • It is good for you to adjust your exercise routine. Some women in 2nd trimester may suffer from problem of congestion but it’s good to keep a check on medications that you are taking to relieve from such problems.
  • Do not miss your antenatal appointments.
  • Your doctor will suggest you genetic testing in order to check that where your baby is at risk.24