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June 9, 2023

25 Weeks Pregnant

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25 Weeks Pregnant.
25 Weeks Pregnant

At 25 weeks, your baby may open their eyes—not that there’s much to see. While baby is developing quickly, the brain, lungs and digestive system still aren’t quite there. You’ve still got time to cook that bun. Here’s what’s going on at 25 weeks pregnant.

How Many Months Is 25 Weeks Pregnant?

25 weeks pregnant is just over six months pregnant, which is part of the second trimester of pregnancy.

Your Baby at 25 Weeks

Your baby’s hearing is getting sharper and sharper all the time. Feel free to chat away to them throughout the day. See what else to expect with your baby this week.

  • Listening in: Your baby is listening and now recognizes the sound of your voice! Wondering if you should play music for your baby? There’s some evidence that babies can recognize simple melodies that they hear regularly when in utero, but putting headphones on your belly is not necessary, and some say it’s a total no-no.
  • Baby fat: This week your baby is working on getting cuter by getting chubbier, putting down fat deposits to help them stay warm once they’re born.
  • Baby skin: The extra fat will help the skin get more opaque and less wrinkly. Plus, baby skin is getting pinker now that tiny blood vessels have formed.
  • New trick: In other fetal development news, your baby can now stick out their tongue 😛

How Big is Your Baby at 25 Weeks?

Your baby is around 13.6 inches long and weighs 1.5 pounds this week. That’s about the size of a TI-89 calculator.

25 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

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💛 Congratulations 💛

There are only 105 days until your due date!

25 Weeks Baby Movement

At this point the baby may be moving around quite a lot. They’ll even respond to loud noises or your touch.

Your Body at 25 Weeks Pregnant

At this point in your pregnancy, you may be finding it’s getting harder to sleep because of your growing baby bump. That bump also might be affecting other things too! See if any of these symptoms are happening to you this week.

25 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

Trouble sleeping

Pregnancy insomnia affects over 75% of people at some point, according to the American Pregnancy Association (APA). Can’t sleep? Try a warm bath before bed, a mindfulness app and regular exercise—and spring for a pregnancy pillow to lie more comfortably on your side.

Heartburn

Baby’s crowding your digestive system, so heartburn may keep cropping up for the rest of pregnancy. Try to resist the foods you find causes it—maybe spicy or fried dishes. And check with the doc before you take any antacids.

Frequent urge to pee

Baby’s putting pressure on your bladder, likely increasing your trips to the bathroom. At least you’ll get your steps in!

Clumsiness

It’s not your imagination. As your baby grows, your center of gravity is changing. Plus, you may have moments of lightheadedness or dizziness. This may mean your workout routine needs a safety revamp, if you’re still doing higher-intensity workouts. Swimming, prenatal yoga and walks are great exercise.

Carpal tunnel

If your hands sometimes feel numb or tingly or you’re having trouble with your grip, you may have pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome. It happens when an important nerve in the wrist gets squished by pregnancy swelling. To cope, take breaks from repetitive hand or wrist movements, wear a wrist splint at night or try some exercises to stretch and strengthen your wrist muscles. It usually goes away after birth, but could linger if you breastfeed.

25 Weeks Symptoms Not To Ignore

As always, if anything seems off to you, run it by your doctor. Symptoms not to ignore include vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, and difficulty breathing.

Pregnancy Symptoms Coming Up In Week 26:

Some symptoms you may experience in week 26 include headaches, back pain or hemorrhoids.

Real Baby Bumps at 25 Weeks Pregnant

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Commonly Asked Questions About 25 Weeks Pregnant

As your baby grows, so does the list of everything you need to research. It’s normal to have a lot of questions, but remember to treat yourself with plenty of breaks.

How much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

The general rule is between 25 and 35 pounds, depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Throughout the second and third trimester, most pregnant people gain about a pound a week.

Dr. Malavika Prabhu, a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialist, says a healthy weight gain can be determined by the pregnant person’s BMI and how many babies they are carrying. Referencing charts can give you a good ballpark figure, but it’s always best to consult your doctor. “Weight gain is important to allow normal fetal weight and development, and allows people themselves to stay healthy during a pregnancy,” Dr. Prabhu says. “Excess weight gain increases the risks of high blood pressure in pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, cesarean delivery, and other delivery related complications.”

Where does all that weight go? For 30 pounds of weight gain, it breaks down into:

7.5 lbs Baby
1.5 lbs Placenta
4 lbs Increased Fluids
2 lbs Increased Uterus
2 lbs Increased Breast Tissue
4 lbs Increased Blood Volume
7 lbs Maternal fat, protein and other nutrients
2 lbs Amniotic Fluid

(That data is from the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians.)

If you are worried about gaining too much or too little, talk to your healthcare provider, but generally try not to sweat it.

How can I be prepping for the arrival of my baby?

A birth class can help prepare for what’s to come. Regardless of what kind of birth you hope to have, taking a class to understand the process of labor and delivery is very educational. Your teacher will give you the scoop on what to expect, what your options are and how to navigate unexpected situations. Contact your hospital or birth center to ask about classes. If you’re planning on a home delivery, ask your midwife for their recommendation.

Which breast pump is right for me?

If you plan to breastfeed or pump exclusively, then choosing the right breast pump is key. Spend some time researching the best pumps for your needs. For instance, moms who work outside the house will have different priorities than stay-at-home parents. Don’t forget, many health insurance plans cover the cost of your breast pump. Reach out to your insurance company to understand your options.

Top Tip at 25 Weeks Pregnant

Growing babies takes calories. Please don’t count them. You need an extra 340 calories a day once you hit the second trimester, and an extra 450 calories per day during the third trimester.

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Recommended Products for Week 25 of Pregnancy

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25 Weeks Pregnant Checklist

  • Have your host send baby shower invites.
  • If you plan to pump, figure out what your insurance covers and which breast pumps you’re eligible for.
  • Decide if you are going to hire a birth doula.
  • Sign up for a birth class through your local hospital or family resource center.

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