Week 26 pregnancy symptoms | Signs of week 26 pregnancy | Diet for week 26 pregnant


26 weeks in months is 6 months. You must be feeling a bit clumsy experiencing back pains and 26 weeks pregnant baby movements. There is much more happening this week. Read on to know it all

Baby Development:

Your baby is now size of a scallion

week 26 baby development

Size of the baby when you are 26 weeks pregnant is that of a Zucchini. A 26 weeks pregnant baby weight in kg is around 0.76 kgs. Your little one has opened its eyes this week. It's been shut all these weeks but the baby at 26 weeks pregnancy can now sense light with eyes open. Eyelashes are developing too. A 26 weeks pregnant baby position can be described as the head being away from the birth canal. The thumb sucking reflex is in action and can be spotted in 26 weeks pregnant ultrasound

Body Changes

Your uterus has expanded pushing or belly button outward. Your body is retaining more water during pregnancy which leads to puffy and swollen in your face, hands and feet. 26 weeks pregnant fetal movements can mimic your rest and wake cycle if you get lucky. But for most women it's the opposite. Light cramping called Braxton hicks, i.e, false contractions that happen to prepare your body for labour. Contact the doctor if you are experiencing 6 contractions in an hour which last at least 30 seconds, and don’t seem to go away. Baby born at 26 weeks complications might need the support of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Premature birth might be the reason for prolonged or high abdominal pains. Visit the hospital immediately in such a case.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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26 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 4.
  1. Inflamed and bleeding gums
  2. Restless legs
  3. Snoring
  4. Haemorrhoids
  5. Stretch marks & itchy abdomen
  6. Numb wrists and fingers- Carpal Tunnels Syndrome
  7. Darkening of the areola
  8. Forgetfulness
  9. Fetal movements
  10. Pelvic pressure
  11. Difficulty in sleeping
  12. Sore & leaky breasts
  13. Swollen hands and feet
  14. Headaches
  15. Bloating and constipation
  16. Indigestion and heartburn
  17. Leg cramps & backaches
  18. Thicker and shinier hair
  19. A heightened sense of smell

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

Get plenty of sleep. Avoid sleeping on your hands and propping your arms up with a pillow at night to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. Elevate your feet slightly when you sit. Keep nursing pads handy to tackle leaky breasts. Always stand slowly after prolonged sitting or sleeping position as the blood pressure of the body is low at this stage. Try sleeping on your side with your knees bent and with one pillow between your legs and another one under your belly for support. Avoid heavy lifting and sitting with legs crossed. Wear loose fit breathable clothing to tackle the hot flushes. Stay away from skin or hair treatments involving harsh chemicals. Avoid taking hot baths, hot tubs, and saunas.

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