Hi friends, welcome to Ultrasoundfeminsider, as you already noticed on the tittle today we are going to talk about your 25 week pregnancy, I hope you’re having an amazing day so far, as usual, you are going to find ultrasound images as well, so let’s begin…
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How Big Is a Baby at 25 Weeks Pregnant?
At 25 weeks pregnant, the baby is as big as a Cauliflower. The average 25 week fetus weighs about 730 grams/1.6 lbs. and measures about 22 centimeters long(Excluding legs).
What are your symptoms at 25 week pregnant:
Braxton Hicks contractions: Braxton hicks contractions is when your uterus occasionally feel tight as it practices for labor. This is totally normal as long as the contractions go away when you change positions. Let your doctor know about any pain or contractions that don’t stop, Keep in mind that Dehydration can cause Premature Labor, so try to keep yourself hydrated at all times. If you are pregnant with twins expect to be feeling more of this contractions.
Heartburn and/or indigestion: Avoid spicy and greasy foods and other triggers. Keeping a food diary at this point can be very helpful.
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are common in the second half of pregnancy because baby is putting pressure on your digestive tract as well as the increased blood flow to the pelvic area. Getting the constipation under control will help prevent straining while you go to the bathroom and hopefully will prevent future swelling and discomfort, you can try to increase your fluid and fiber intake and to eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as fruits, veggies and whole grains. Keep in mind that Hemorrhoids should go away after delivery.
Trouble sleeping: Maybe you can’t sleep because you’re getting nervous or anxious about delivery, or just your maybe because your belly getting in the way. Experiment with different strategies for getting some sleep, see what works for you and do it.
Constipation: Another normal symptom at 25 week is constipation, this you can improve with some exercise, as simple as taking 30 min regular walks regularly, drinking lots of water, and eating plenty of fiber-rich foods can help you stay regular.
Frequent urination: Now that your uterus is putting lot of pressure on your bladder, your bathroom trips are more frequent, it will be better soon.
Some mommies can experience other symptoms as well such as Vaginal discharge, Hip pain and Abdominal and back aches, all of them part of your normal second trimester list of symptoms. Be patient, it will be better soon, I promise!!
Already so now that you are 25 weeks, there are certain products that you probably want or need, here a list some for you:
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What is happening with your baby at 25 weeks?
1. Your 25-week baby is now learning which way is up and which is down.
2. Baby’s growing more fat and more hair.
3. Your baby’s nostrils and nose are starting to work this week. That allows your baby to begin taking practice breaths. Of course since there’s no air in there, your baby is really only “breathing” amniotic fluid.
4. Fetal movement at 25 weeks becomes more noticeable and you’re probably noticing some patterns. When you’re feeling lots of kicks, baby’s awake, and when you’re not, he or she is likely sleeping or napping. Regular movement is a sign of a healthy, active baby.
5. Your baby’s skin is turning pinker this week, because of the formation of small blood vessels, called capillaries under the skin and filling with blood.
6. Later this week, your baby’s lungs start developing, bringing them one step closer to full maturity and one step closer to taking that first breath of fresh air. But even though at 25 weeks pregnant, those lungs are still very much works-in-progress they are already beginning to produce surfactant, a substance that will help them expand with oxygen after baby is born.
What to know about doctor visits?
It’s not likely you’ll get an ultrasound at 25 weeks pregnant, unless your doctor has ordered extra monitoring for baby. You’ll see the OB once this month if you haven’t already. Starting at week 28, your visits will be every two weeks.
The glucose challenge screening test will happen between weeks 24 and 28, so if you haven’t gone yet, make sure you have an appointment set. Your doctor may ask you to fast for several hours and then drink a sugary solution. Your blood will be drawn to see how your body’s processing sugar.
This test can rule out gestational diabetes or raise a red flag, in which case your doctor would order further testing such as the 3 hour glucose, If you do have gestational diabetes, it’s not the end of the world. Your doctor will counsel you on how to keep your condition under control, so the rest of your pregnancy stays healthy. And you and baby might get extra monitoring through extra ultrasounds. Looking on the brighter side: At least you’ll get to see your baby more often!
Now lets take a look of some Ultrasound images at 25 weeks.
Normal heart beat 120 to 170 bpm.
OK guys, so this is the most important information about your 25 week pregnancy, ultrasound and doctor visit.
I hope this post was helpful to you, thanks for visiting my blog and I will see you next time.
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