Week 26 Of Pregnancy
- Q Are there warning signs to look for during week 26 of pregnancy?
During week 26 of pregnancy, many women experience mild to intense back pain. This back pain can result from weight gain and the problems it induces, like weakened muscles, stress, and pinched nerves. Also, during this time you should watch out for... Full Answer
- Q How is my baby growing and developing during week 26 of pregnancy?
At 26 weeks of pregnancy, your child is beginning to develop detailed parts of the body like the lungs and ears. Your baby is beginning to breathe in the amniotic fluid bringing nutrients to their lungs. These help to develop the surfactant in the lungs,... Full Answer
- Q What will I look like during week 26 of pregnancy?
During week 26, you may feel wider and more awkward when trying to move from place to place. You may also be more sensitive to your posture because of back pain. Both back pain and clumsier movements usually result because of the excess weight you are... Full Answer
- Q How will I feel during week 26 of my pregnancy?
During week 26, some women begin to develop back pain. This can result because of the excess weight, a pinched nerve, or weakened muscles. Remaining in one position for too long can make this worse as can heavy lifting or straining. A warm bath, good... Full Answer
- Q What is the size of my baby during week 26 of pregnancy?
During week 26 of pregnancy, your baby continues to grow, filling out their long and thin body. Your child can measure anywhere between nine and 14 inches long by week 26. And now, your baby weighs about a pound and two thirds. Because your child is... Full Answer
- Q What should I eat during week 26 of pregnancy?
Typically during pregnancy you want to add only about 300 extra calories a day totaling about 2,500 calories daily. However, if you have high blood pressure that could lead to preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, edema, or anemia, your doctor may move to... Full Answer
- Q What is important to know during week 26 of pregnancy?
It is important to know how your child is developing in the womb during this time. Also, it is important to know about some of the risk factors associated with the 26th week of pregnancy. These risk factors or complications include edema, preeclampsia,... Full Answer
- Q How might my actions affect my baby during week 26 of pregnancy?
Make sure you keep exercising and eating well, but understand that your work out may be harmful to your child if it is too intense. If you have difficulty breathing or have pain or dizziness, your routine is too difficult and should be lessened.... Full Answer
- Q What prenatal care do I need during week 26 of pregnancy?
Although this stage of pregnancy can be busy for the mother, you should make sure that you are getting the rest that you need. During this time, you are at risk for increasing your blood pressure through unneeded stress. This stress can lead to a... Full Answer
- Q How should I prepare for my baby's birth during week 26 of pregnancy?
During week 26 of pregnancy, you can continue to prepare for your baby's birth by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program. However, your exercise routine may have to be lessened in intensity since a high-intensity work out may produce too much... Full Answer