26 weeks pregnancy

Your baby is pretty fashionable at this moment, especially with those eyelashes growing at a very good rate. She will be getting yours or your partner’s looks! Not only the eyelashes, but the fingernails of your baby are here too. This means that they can be pretty long when they come and enter this world. Also, make sure you have that baby nail cutter ready. Another thing that your baby is learning at this point is that they are practicing how to swallow. Your baby is currently trying to swallow the amniotic fluid this week. This also plays a huge role in the development of healthy lungs in your baby.

Your Baby Is Getting Big

At this point, your baby should be around 2 pounds heavy and should be around 14 inches long. Your baby will be feeling a little cramped in your uterus, but that is not something you should worry about as there is still a lot of space to grow into.

How Many Months Pregnant Is 26 Weeks?

If you are 26 weeks pregnant, this means that you are in the 6th month of your 9-month long pregnancy. This also means that there are only 3 months left to go until your adorable little one arrives in this little world that we live in.

Brain Wave Activity

Another thing that will be happening this week is that the brain wave activity of your baby is gearing up. This means that they can identify and hear noises and can also respond to them. A short example that will help you understand how this works is that too much noise around you can increase the pulse rate or the movement of your baby.

26 weeks pregnancy

Pregnancy Symptoms At Week 26

At week 26, you will still be having symptoms. Here are the most common ones that you might experience:

  1. Bloating
  2. Gas
  3. Pregnancy Brain
  4. Clumsiness
  5. Migraines
  6. Headaches
  7. Blurred Vision
  8. Round Ligament Pain
  9. Larger Breasts
  10. Darker Nipples

When To Call The Doctor

If you experience the following things, you want to call your doctor or seek medical help:

  1. Severe abdominal pain
  2. Vaginal bleeding
  3. Fluid leakage
  4. Fever
  5. Blurred vision
  6. Excessive leg swelling
  7. Facial swelling

Also, at this point, Baby At 26 Weeks Pregnant, you want to look out for contractions. These contractions could be a symptom of preterm labor.

You will also have an increased chance of experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions.

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