At 25 weeks pregnant, you have officially entered the third trimester and have only 15 more weeks to go! This is an exciting time for expectant mothers as the end is in sight and baby is continuing to grow and develop each and every day. There are many changes happening in your body as well as your baby’s at this stage in your pregnancy. Here’s what you can expect in your 25th week of pregnancy.
Your Baby at 25 Weeks
At 25 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a cauliflower and weighs around 2.5 pounds. Your little one’s head is larger than its body and is starting to fill out with baby fat, making it look more and more like a newborn. Your baby’s muscles and bones are also becoming stronger as it continues to grow.
Your Body at 25 Weeks
When it comes to your body, you may be noticing some changes as your uterus continues to grow and expand. You may also be experiencing an increase in Braxton-Hicks contractions, or false labor pains. These contractions are not a sign of labor, but rather your body’s way of preparing for delivery. You may also feel short of breath as your uterus is putting increasing pressure on your lungs.
What to Do at 25 Weeks
At 25 weeks pregnant, it’s important to take steps to ensure you stay healthy and relaxed, as stress can have a negative effect on your pregnancy. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly is key for staying fit and healthy. Make sure you are also getting lots of rest and taking time to relax. It’s also a great time to start researching childcare options and look at childcare centers in your area.
Your 25th week of pregnancy is an exciting time as you continue to prepare for the arrival of your little one. As your pregnancy continues, make sure to take good care of yourself and enjoy every moment of this special time.