You’re 25 weeks pregnant and it’s probably dawned on you that soon you’ll actually have to deliver this baby. (A little scary, but exciting!) What’s cool is that most hospitals will let you preregister, which means you can put in your paperwork early, so the day you go into labor, you don’t have to stand around filling out a bunch of forms before you get admitted. Maybe you’re getting nervous about delivery, or maybe it’s your haywire hormones, but you might start to have trouble sleeping around week 25. This is a common complaint of many moms-to-be. Some people will tell you that’s just your body’s way of prepping you for sleepless nights with baby, but those comments won’t help you get the rest you need! Experiment with different strategies for getting some sleep. One idea is to drink extra water early in the day, so you can start tapering off your intake as you get closer to bedtime. That way, you might need less bathroom breaks during the night and can keep sleeping. After all, now that baby’s crowding your bladder, you’ve got to pee. A lot.
Your baby’s the size of an cauliflower!
During month six, the average fetus measures about 13.6 inches to 14.8 inches and weighs about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds.
your baby at 25 weeks
- She’s enjoying her new sense of equilibrium — she now knows which way is up and which is down.
- She’s growing more fat and more hair too!
pregnancy symptoms at 25 weeks
- Constipation. Be sure to eat plenty of fiber-rich foods!
- Hemorrhoids — baby is putting a ton of pressure on your digestive tract. And the constipation certainly isn’t helping.
- Gas and bloating. Your hormones are slowing down digestion, creating excess gas.
- Heartburn. Since baby is pushing on your digestive system it can push stomach acid up your esophagus.
- All-over aches and pains, thanks to hormone fluctuations.
- Trouble sleeping. It’s tough to get comfy with that big belly in the way!
- Schedule your glucose tolerance test, if you need one.