Week 25 of Pregnancy: Baby’s Developing Lungs and Maternal Milestones

Baby Size at Week 25: At week 25, your baby is about the size of a rutabaga, measuring around 13.6 inches (34.5 centimeters) from head to heel. The baby’s weight is approximately 1.5 pounds (680 grams). Your little one’s lungs are continuing to mature, preparing for the outside world.

Changes and State in the Mother’s Body:

  • Your uterus is now about 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) above your belly button.
  • You may start experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions more frequently.
  • Your baby’s movements may be more pronounced and noticeable.
  • You might notice an increase in vaginal discharge as your body prepares for labor.
  • Some women may experience shortness of breath due to the growing uterus pressing against the diaphragm.

Common Symptoms:

  • Backaches and pelvic pain
  • Swelling in the hands and feet
  • Frequent urination
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Trouble sleeping and fatigue

Tips for Week 25:

  1. Practice good posture and use supportive pillows to alleviate backaches and pelvic pain.
  2. Elevate your legs and avoid standing or sitting for long periods to reduce swelling in the hands and feet.
  3. Empty your bladder completely each time you urinate to minimize frequent urination.
  4. Eat smaller, more frequent meals and avoid spicy or greasy foods to manage heartburn and indigestion.
  5. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine and create a comfortable sleep environment to improve sleep quality and combat fatigue.

FAQs:

  1. Is it normal to have occasional abdominal pain during week 25 of pregnancy?
    • Some abdominal discomfort or mild cramping can be normal as your uterus continues to stretch. However, if you experience severe or persistent pain, contact your healthcare provider.
  2. Can I still travel during week 25 of pregnancy?
    • It is generally safe to travel during the second trimester, but consult with your healthcare provider before making any travel plans. Be sure to take breaks, stay hydrated, and make necessary accommodations for your comfort.
  3. What can I do to relieve shortness of breath during week 25 of pregnancy?
    • Practice good posture, avoid tight clothing, and take slow, deep breaths. If shortness of breath becomes severe or is accompanied by chest pain, seek medical attention.

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