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26 Weeks Pregnant

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26 Weeks Pregnant

As you finish 25 weeks of begin pregnant and draw closer to the end of your second trimester, your mood swings and exhaustion continues. It is normal so don’t worry too much and try and remain as calm as you can. Know more on how to handle your would-be motherhood better in our pregnancy guide.

Changes in Your Body at Week 26 Pregnancy

At 26 weeks of pregnancy the Braxton Hicks contractions would have become fairly more frequent by now. These feel like menstrual cramps. The way to ease yourself is to rest as much as is possible.

Your back pain might increase due to the increase in your and the baby’s weight.

Your Baby’s Development at Week 26 Pregnancy

The baby’s body now grows more than its head and so it looks more and more like a new born.

The baby’s eyelids which have remained shut till now, slowly begin to open out and she begins to blink on her own. The eyes are little blue now but the colour changes just after birth.

As the lungs keep growing and the nostrils open out, it gives the little one the prqctice it needs on how to breathe.

If you are having a boy then his testicles will move into his scrotum during this week.

At 26 weeks of pregnancy the baby’s brain cells are fast developing. So it can now understand and remember. The baby can hear you and actually moves to a rhythm when you speak. Studies have shown that even after birth a baby remembers a music that has been played to her in the womb.

Week 26 Pregnancy Tips and Advice

Don’t weight yourself everyday to know how much you have put on. This is because you will notice fluctuations. This happens due to the water retention in the body. Just continue to healthy.

Headaches and pains are pretty frequent now and into the 27th week of your pregnancy as well. So do take adequate rest.

Varicose veins in your legs and feet can give you a lot of pain. Wear support stockings or tights to ease off the discomfort a little.

Week 26 Fun

Purchase a home fetal Doppler or fetoscope. Hearing the baby’s heartbeats at home will increase your bonding with your child.

At 26 weeks of pregnancy a baby can distinguish between yours and her father’s voice. So have your husband talk to the little one regularly. She will recognize this voice after birth too.

What does it feel like to see your child during ultrasounds? What emotions run through you when you hear the sounds of the little ones heart beats? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.

Week 26 Pregnancy Articles - Coming Soon!!!

 

Week 26 Pregnancy Discussions

Week 26 Have a Laugh

“Hey I am pregnant!” The wife said with a smile as she stood on the weighing scale. “I  can’t see my toes anymore.”

“You mean to say five pregnancy tests, two ultrasounds hearing the heartbeats and three months of nausea didn’t convince you and your toes do?” The husband said desperately trying not to laugh.

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You might pick up some rather disturbing thoughts from a friend, neighbour, or relative. This person could be upset over something and not communicating his or her feelings. It isn’t appropriate to try to coax this person into sharing with you now. They aren’t upset with you, but they might be if you push! Back off and let this person come to terms with the problem. Your friend will talk the time is right.

Social events could put you in touch with a lot of interesting people, some in fields such as law, education, or the ministry. Expect at some point to be treated to a monologue on social and ecological responsibilities. You’ll have a lot of definite ideas on those subjects, but you’ll be more likely to listen than talk for most of the day. Enjoy your day.

A friend or romantic partner might need your advice and want to discuss a few things that you don’t really understand. This could concern this person’s job, which involves a lot of technicalities with which you’re unfamiliar. Don’t be afraid to stop occasionally and ask for an explanation. If you’re going to be of any help, you have to have some idea of what this person is talking about.

Your emotions could be a bit vulnerable today and it may be hard to find shelter from the storm. Your umbrella is a bit too drafty and water seems to be leaking in from the top. Comfort yourself by centering and enjoying a quiet evening at home. Don’t let other people’s unsolved problems infect your space. Differentiate between issues that concern you and those that are out of your control.

Have you planned a holiday? This is a wonderful time to get away with people you enjoy most. It’s also a lucky day for dating. Don’t be afraid to reach out and meet someone new. Any social occasion or gathering of friends can bring a fresh perspective.

You may feel like you’re walking on burning coals today. Someone has tossed you the ball and you need to figure out what to do with it. Use your fancy footwork to keep your feet from searing as you exercise your mind to figure out your next move. Try not to be too stubborn or you’ll get nowhere. The key is to stay flexible and go with the flow when unexpected events occur.

Make time for romance and a spirit of fun today. If you are single, this is a lucky day to schedule a first date. If you have a sweetheart, think of something you can do that brings you closer together. This does not mean you need to spend a lot of money.

What can you do to create your own personal sense of security? Spending money on creature comforts or upgrading your wardrobe isn’t the solution. Careful financial plans and not impulsive desires should drive your choices. Simple, inexpensive, creative touches can make your world more beautiful.

Do your best to relax more even if you have to work. This will help keep things in perspective. You may be in the grip of an idea you can’t shake. This can be memories of the past. You will feel better if you express your feelings through creative outlets.

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