At week 25, you’re almost at the end of the second trimester and you feel more comfortable during this time than in the first trimester.
How Many Months is Week 25
You’re in your sixth month. Only 3 months left to go.
Your Baby at Week 25
At 25 weeks, your baby weighs approximately 1.73 pounds (785 grams) and measures 13.22 inches (33.6 cm). Your baby is about the size of a full ear of corn.
Baby’s Ongoing Developments:
Head and Neck: During week 25 of pregnancy, your baby’s nose and nostrils begin to function. Your baby can respond to light, touch and sound now.
Lungs: The lungs are still immature, but they are becoming more functional. They produce surfactant, which will help them breathe after birth.
Heart rate is now around 140 beats per minute. During gestation, the heartbeat is much faster than it will be after delivery.
Your Pregnancy Symptoms at Week 25
Some of the symptoms of week 25 of pregnancy include:
- Weight gain
- Sleep problems
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Thicker Hair
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS): The condition is common among pregnant women because of the swelling that happens when you’re expecting. You can usually find relief by taking breaks from working on your computer, or any other activity that requires repetitive hand movements. Symptoms include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Burning sensation
- Pain in the wrist or hand
Restless Leg Syndrome(RLS): might be triggered by a lack of enough folic acid or iron. There’s also some evidence that rising estrogens levels during pregnancy may contribute to RLS. Restless legs syndrome can resolve after giving birth. Within a few days after your baby is born it in many cases will disappear.
Sex at week 25 of pregnancy
Sex is perfectly safe throughout your pregnancy, unless if your doctor or midwife says otherwise. Having sex will not hurt your baby. At week 25 of pregnancy, some positions might not be comfortable for you, but you and your partner can try finding new positions that work for you.
Week 25 Tips
- Get plenty of sleep: Getting plenty of sleep is good for you and your baby. Most adults should have between 7 and 9 hours sleep.
- Stay active: Keeping fit and exercising is good for you and your baby. You can continue to exercise and stay active right to the end of your pregnancy.
- Plan for your baby: start buying your baby-items before your bump gets bigger and you feel more uncomfortable
- Stay Hydrated: Drinking enough healthy fluids each day can help you stay hydrated.
- Spend time with your partner
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