Thursday, 24 September 2015

Pregnancy Week 25



If you have not had the glucose screening test yet to diagnose gestational diabetes, now is the time to do so. Your doctor should have recommended this test to you by now, which is usually taken between weeks 24 and 28 of pregnancy. You may also be required to take another blood test to check for the level of iron in your body and also for anemia. Depending on where you currently live, you may also be given a vaccination for whooping cough, which is quite common in certain regions.


Your body
You are now in the prime time of your pregnancy and are glowing. You would probably be getting quite a lot of attention from your family members and friends. Try to love and embrace this attention you receive. If you already have kids, then they will be very eager to have their sibling born, just as you and your partner are looking forward to welcome your next bundle of joy. If your children are too young, you may have to convince them that it is going to take longer for the baby to come out, as they would be expecting the infant to pop out right away.

As said in the earlier weeks, keep talking to your baby whenever you get a chance because she is now very much able to hear voices and therefore the more time you spend talking to her, your voice will become more familiar to her. 

Your hair would feel thicker and fuller during pregnancy. The fact is that you are not actually growing more hair, but you are shedding them slowly than you usually do. =Due to the hormonal changes you experience during pregnancy, the hair to be shed will remain until you give birth. 

You would not be able to move around like before. You can continue your workouts, unless your doctor advises you otherwise. It is also safe to follow some other simple rules like; do not exercise when you are tired, stop working out when you feel dizzy, pain in your body, or lose breath. Avoid those exercise forms which are likely to make you lose your balance, and also those that require you to lie on your back. Drink lots of water and spend more time to warm up as well as to cool down. 

If you are a working woman, it is now time to apply for your maternity leave, as you are halfway past your pregnancy. Though you still have almost 15 more weeks until your due date, it is always better to start preparing early to welcome your little one because you never know when you will get into labor during your third trimester. 

Your baby
During this week of your pregnancy, your baby’s weight will be nearly 1.5 pounds and she will measure about 13.5 inches in length. She will continue to lay down fat in her body, and her arms and legs will look more spherical than previous weeks. Your baby’s hearing capabilities will be sharp now; therefore, be very careful about exposing her to loud noises, as it can startle her. 

Your baby is now yawning often. Though no scientific reason has been found as of why babies yawn in the womb, researchers believe that yawning helps them in regulating blood or fluid flow in the lungs of your baby. Capillaries, small blood vessels that are responsible for transfer of blood from the heart to other parts of the body, are also forming in your baby this week.

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