26 Weeks Pregnant
At 26 weeks pregnant future baby turns 24 weeks from the time of conception, it is the seventh lunar month of pregnancy.
Changes in the fetus
With the help of ultrasound at 26 weeks of pregnancy, you can see that the future baby has reached a length of about 35 cm and weight of 750 - 850
In the fetus is already clearly distinguishable individual features that are unique to it. On the face of the child have eyelashes and eyebrows, ears, small nose, rounded cheeks begin. Ears ottopyrivayutsya slightly, they are still soft due to the underdevelopment of the cartilage, which is their base.
Continue to develop the senses - the inner ear, vision, touch. For a fetus at 26 weeks of pregnancy is very familiar, and familiar sound of the mother's heart, it calms him down. Future baby distinguishes the light and the darkness, groping fingers cord and parts of his body. It is believed that at 26 weeks of pregnancy, he distinguishes voices of father and mother.
Eyes on the future baby 26 weeks pregnant are formed, but he does not yet open. Already predetermined color of the iris.
Make the connection with the brain cortex of the adrenal glands - the formation of hormones becomes controlled by the pituitary and hypothalamus. Furthermore, it begins to produce its own growth hormone.
The lungs of the fetus at 26 weeks' gestation have their usual place of pulmonary respiratory sacs (alveoli) become larger, which improves survival in case of premature birth.
Fetal movements so active that can cause pain by 26 weeks of pregnancy. If a woman feels regular tremors and movements in the abdomen at 24 weeks of pregnancy, so her unborn child is all right. From about this period wiggling baby can feel and other people, putting a hand to her stomach. In the absence of sensation in the stomach perturbations 26 weeks pregnant for more than 12 hours should seek medical advice.
Changes in women 26 weeks' gestation
The height of the uterus above the symphysis pubis is now at a rate of about 26 cm or 6 cm above the navel.
The increase in weight and waist circumference at 26 weeks' gestation, rapid fatigue inevitably affect women. Sometimes fatigue join unpleasant pain in the lower back. This is due to the change the center of gravity of the body and softening influence of pregnancy hormones on the ligaments of the joints. Such pain by 26 weeks of pregnancy are natural, and they can fight. Experts recommend more often to rest, taking a horizontal position, do not lift weights, and wear comfortable shoes with low heels.
Chest pregnant woman by that time increased in size. Isolation of 26 weeks of pregnancy from the nipple of a few drops of colostrum - a sign that the breasts are preparing for breastfeeding after birth. On the areola around the nipples may appear protruding above the surface bumps and areola darken themselves - so afraid not worth it.
A survey of 26 weeks of pregnancy
This period may be reduced hemoglobin, which is reflected in the general analysis of blood. This is not surprising, since the blood volume increased by almost half. There should be no lowering of hemoglobin below 110 g / l, as in anemia, not only deteriorating health of women, but can suffer from oxygen starvation of the fetus.
During the entire pregnancy up to 26 weeks total weight gain should not exceed 10 kg. Excessive and too rapid weight gain evidence for latent preeclampsia (toxemia second half of pregnancy). It is best to control weight daily, fasting, at the same time.