Hurray! You are nearing the end of your second trimester. How time flies right?!
You should have started antenatal by now. If you haven’t now is a good time to sign up. You really don’t want to go through this journey on your own.
At 25 weeks, you are around 6 months pregnant and these are the changes you can expect in your body this week.
1. Your energy level may start to drop
For a lot of women, the second trimester is the easiest. Bubbling with so much energy. Don’t be surprised if all that energy start to wind down gradually and you get tired easily. Try not to overwork yourself this period.
2. Darkening of the nipple and linea nigra (the dark line on belly)
It is possible that the line may have previously been there, however, because it was so light in color in went unnoticed. The pregnancy line will gradually become more obvious this period. The pregnancy line is a natural part of pregnancy. The specific cause of the linea nigra is unknown, but it is believed to be related to the changing hormones or the imbalance of hormones as a result of your developing baby.
3. Kicks, Flutters and Other Movements
At week 25, you might be getting used to feeling the baby’s flips, kicks, and other movements. In just a few weeks, you’ll want to keep track of these, but for now, those flutters can simply be a joyous reminder of your growing baby.
More than half of all pregnant women experience swollen, itchy veins in the rectum due to that bigger uterus pressing down as well as to increased blood flow to the area.
5. Heartburn /Indigestion
It feels like your esophagus has been set on fire. Luckily, not every woman experiences heartburn and indigestion. If you do, take a lot of water, eat slowly and stay away from very spicy foods.
6. Leg cramps.
It’s not out of place to experience some leg cramps. Some moms-to-be are bothered by leg cramps during the second trimester, mostly at night. A warm bath or an ice pack can also help you feel better if you experience any leg cramping at 25 weeks pregnant.
7. Frequent urination.
Now that baby’s crowding your bladder, you’ve got to pee. A lot.