Pregnancy: Week 25

At 25 weeks pregnant, things become quite interesting. Your baby is getting ready to take his first breath, and you may be dealing with some pesky problems of your own, including hemorrhoids. Your baby’s lungs continue to develop and a number of other changes are starting to happen.

What to Expect with Physiological Development

Your baby’s lungs are reaching a point where they are almost mature. The skin on your baby is beginning to turn pink. This is because capillaries are beginning to form under the skin and are filling up with blood. Blood vessels will also begin forming in the lungs.

At 25 weeks, your baby’s nostrils also begin to open up. This is another step in the process of getting ready to take air into their lungs.

Your 25 Week Ultrasound

An ultrasound at week 25 can be quite exciting as well. You’re probably going to notice your baby responding with more reflexes. It’s because those reflexes are really beginning to develop.

Your baby’s fat is also beginning to come in and she is going to start gaining some serious weight soon. You may also notice that when you’re talking to your baby she might respond to you with a subtle kick.

If you’re lucky, on your week 25 ultrasound, you may be able to see some of your baby’s hair beginning to come in.

Changes in You

At 25 weeks pregnant, your uterus is now about the size of a soccer ball. While this can certainly be exciting, one of the biggest problems that many mothers face at this stage in the game is hemorrhoids. These are swollen, itchy veins in the rectum, and they are caused by the uterus beginning to press down as well as increased blood flow to the area.

These aren’t dangerous, but they can certainly be uncomfortable.

What You Should be Doing

Right now you should be focusing on continuing to take care of yourself, including your dental care. Some women have a tendency to give up certain aspects of their personal hygiene, simply because of all of the other changes going on with their bodies. Don’t do that.

Ending Week 25

Now is the time to focus on staying positive. This is the time when some pregnant mothers can become depressed, especially when they look in the mirror. You should be rejoicing for the wonderful gift you are carrying around inside.

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