At 25 weeks pregnant, your baby is still developing and gaining weight. Those baby kicks are getting stronger and more noticeable. In the meanwhile, your growing stomach may be itchy.
What does my baby look like at week 25?
Your baby pees regularly, and the urine gets into the amniotic fluid. Their brain, digestive system, and lungs are all developing but not yet mature; as your pregnancy progresses, they will continue to expand.
The Body of a 25-Week-Pregnant Mother
You're almost to the third trimester, and your baby is growing daily, which means you're growing as well.
Your fundal height, or the distance between your pubic bone and the top of your uterus, may be used to predict the size of your belly at 25 weeks pregnant - it's probably approximately 25 cm. Your fundal height will be measured at your next consultation by your healthcare provider.
Your growing uterus is putting more pressure on your stomach and other organs during this time, which can lead to digestive issues and even constipation
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 25
You might have a strong craving for certain foods. No one knows why pregnant women experience food cravings, but there's no harm in eating a modest quantity of whatever you want as long as you don't overeat!
Avoid anything that isn't edible, such as soap or dirt, as well as items that should be avoided during pregnancy, such as pâté or certain cheeses! Instead, talk to your doctor or midwife.
It's natural to adjust your posture when standing and moving to accommodate your changing form as your baby grows.
Back problems may result from this, as well as hormonal changes that cause your ligaments to loosen. These suggestions could be helpful:
- Avoid heavy lifting if at all feasible.
- A firm mattress or a massage might help.
- Exercising in the water, having a prenatal massage, or going to back care courses can all assist to relieve the pain.
- If your discomfort is severe, ask your doctor or midwife to refer you to a physiotherapist.
It might be piles or hemorrhoids, which are enlarged veins that feel like lumps around your anus if you have painful, itchy buttocks. They can be itchy or uncomfortable, and when you're constipated, they're generally the worst.
Don't worry, you're not alone; it happens frequently throughout pregnancy. They may be uncomfortable and bleed a little when you make a bowel movement.
To avoid or lessen these symptoms, eat a lot of fiber-rich foods including fruits, vegetables, and wholegrain cereals. It's also critical to drink enough water.
Consult your midwife or pharmacist about various treatments if you believe you have piles.
Do you have trouble sleeping?
You may feel weary and irritable if you don't get enough sleep. Some women find that using pillows to support their growing baby in bed helps them relax.
Maintain a cool temperature in your bedroom - approximately 18 degrees Celsius is optimal. A relaxing nighttime ritual, such as a warm bath or a milky beverage, might also help.
Sleeping on your side from the age of 28 weeks is recommended since sleeping on your back has been linked to stillbirth. This might be connected to the vena cava's hump's weight (a large vein running down your back). When a vein is squashed, the fetus receives less oxygen. Don't panic if you wake up on your back; simply turn over to your side.
It may be as easy as drinking enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated can assist with heart palpitations and dry, itchy skin, which are two common pregnancy symptoms.
Heart palpitations are a common symptom of a heart attack.
A faster heartbeat or the unusual sensation of a beating heart does typically not cause concern. Palpitations can be reduced by using the following methods:
- Drink some water and/or have a snack.
- Caffeine use should be kept to a minimum.
- Take a break from what you're doing now (or, if you were resting, get up and move around).
- Relaxation techniques, meditation, and pregnancy yoga are all excellent choices.
Although flutters and pounding are typical throughout pregnancy, you should always tell your doctor if you have any symptoms. Anemia, anxiety, a heart condition, or a thyroid problem are among medical conditions that might cause palpitations. Your doctor will determine the source of your symptoms and, if necessary, treat you.
Taking Care of Itchy Skin:
Itchy skin is uncomfortable, annoying, and can interfere with your daily activities, including sleeping. Try the following to alleviate mild itching in the abdomen and breasts:
- Applying a hydrating body oil or lotion to your skin.
- It's a good idea to use clothing detergents that aren't irritating to your skin.
- Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking enough water
- Avoid using strong soaps that might cause your skin to dry out.
- Taking a chilly shower rather than a hot one
If the itching becomes intolerable or you develop a rash, see your doctor. Some rashes and skin conditions require medical intervention. Your doctor may be able to prescribe a medication that may help you control your itching.