26 Weeks of Gestation

Your 26th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 26 weeks of gestation, the baby is 35.6 centimeters and about 760 grams , and has tremendous strength in the legs and elbows.
  2. He manages to take the umbilical cord and make it a toy and also spends much of his time sleeping .
  3. Their eyes are already formed and the eyelids can train a small opening, but still can’t see anything inside the belly.
  4. Your uterus should have an average height of 22, 24 cm , if you are smaller, the doctor will certainly ask for a doppler ultrasound examination.
  5. The swelling is a result of the weight of the belly accompanied by fluid retention. Speaking of which, the weight of the belly can be a determining factor for a restful night’s sleep.

MORE INFORMATION ON 26 WEEKS OF GESTATION

At 26 weeks of gestation, the baby is 35.6 centimeters and about 760 grams, and has tremendous strength in the legs and elbows. There is a baby who loves to stay in Mom’s ribs and make a real festival of kicks and elbows there that are super painful but full of life , do you feel better?

What the Baby Is Doing This Week

Now 26 weeks old, dad can feel his movements . He manages to take the umbilical cord and make it a toy and also spends much of his time sleeping. Although he can already hear sounds from outside the belly, for him it is as if he were submerged in a pool listening to the external sounds, yet another sign of his accelerated fetal development.

Due to the space that is getting smaller every day, her movements and kicks start to be painful for mom. But it is such an incredible feeling to feel your baby moving and showing that it’s okay that nothing matters.

Try to lie on your back when the baby is moving, you will see a roller coaster happening inside you! With 26 weeks of gestation, you will be very lucky to see little feet and hands clearly passing through the skin of the belly. Take the opportunity to film and record this moment!

Baby Development

With 26 weeks of pregnancy your eyes are already formed and the eyelids can train a small opening, but still can’t see anything inside the belly. Your skin, which was previously pink and almost transparent, begins to take on another color due to the layer of fat that begins to lodge below the skin and looks every day with the appearance of the skin that will be born.

How is Mom Feeling …

The 26 weeks of pregnancy can give the woman a hooked or even pain in the pelvic floor. If you’re a first-time mom, don’t be alarmed, it’s more than normal! The muscles are adapting to the new weight and shape of your body. They relax to make room for belly growth. If it is the second pregnancy, you will usually feel it more intensely due to the cesarean section cut, if applicable. It is still perfectly normal.

If you need it, ask your obstetrician if you need help to check if it is necessary to medicate. Your uterus now at 26 weeks of gestation should have an average height of 22, 24 cm, if you are smaller the doctor will certainly order a doppler ultrasound examination of the uterine arteries to check the blood flow from the placenta to the baby . But don’t be alarmed every body reacts differently during pregnancy.

Pain in Mom

And the famous question: how many months is 26 weeks ? With 26 weeks of pregnancy, we have already passed half of the gestation and we are in the 6th month . The weight of the belly can start to bother you especially if the woman has to stand for a long time. In addition to discomfort in the legs and feet, back pain may start to appear as well. Swelling is quite common to start at this time too, especially if it is a hot season.

The 26-week swelling is a result of the weight of the belly accompanied by fluid retention. Speaking of which, the weight of the belly can be a determining factor for a restful night’s sleep. It usually hurts if you stay on only one side. So alternate when lying down and take the opportunity to support your knees on a pillow when lying down. Try to stay most of the time on the left side , because it favors good circulation, however, the right side brings comfort, so enjoy.

The pregnant woman’s diet must be varied and very nutritious, with quality food. Do not focus on quantity, but on the quality of what you eat and what vitamins you are providing to your body and that of your baby. Healthy eating results in a healthier pregnancy!

External factors…

Anxiety at this stage of the 26 weeks begins to slam the door again, perhaps due to tiredness or the anxiety of meeting your baby soon. If you are unable to control this, your sleep may be disturbed and it is not a good option right now, as you need to sleep and rest as much as you can !! Try to relax, take pleasant walks and not be thinking about what worries you! Enjoy every second of pregnancy soon you will have your baby in your arms and will miss your belly!

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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