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Week 26 Of A Pregnancy

At 26 weeks pregnant, you are well inside your second trimester — and you are likely feeling your baby move often. The baby’s movements are becoming more regular and consistent and you may notice patterns in when they’re most active.

Your baby is now about 14 inches long, weighing roughly 1.5 pounds. Baby continues to add layers of fat so their skin becomes less wrinkled and more soft and smooth. Their lungs and digestive system are also continuing to mature. Baby’s eyes are more developed and they may even be able to open them at times. Baby is becoming more aware of your voice and other outside sounds as their hearing is improving. Brain development is also continuing as they practice moving, breathing, and regulating internal organs.

You may be feeling tired and uncomfortable due to the extra weight, so take some time throughout the day to rest and relax. Swelling in your feet, ankles, and legs may be more pronounced, so make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes for support.

As your baby continues to grow, you may be experiencing new aches and pains in addition to your regular pregnancy symptoms. Back pain is common, so be sure to take frequent breaks and stretch often. Braxton Hicks contractions may become more intense and frequent, so remember to stay hydrated and rest when you can.

It’s also important to keep up with your prenatal appointments. This is the time to ask your care provider any questions or concerns you have about the pregnancy and talk about any plans for labour and delivery. Your care provider will be able to address any concerns and provide you with information and support as you move forward in the second trimester.

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