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Your Baby's Development This Week

Your baby is filling out more every week, with fat plumping up that wrinkly skin now. The baby is approximately 13" long and around 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds. It's possible that the baby's hair color and texture might be apparent now, although many still have white hair due to no pigment yet. The spine is getting more developed, with joints, ligaments and rings. The blood vessels of the lung continue to mature. The nerves around the mouth and lips have more sensitivity, which aids in the rooting reflex necessary for eating. Also the swallowing reflex is becoming stronger. The baby can grasp things in his or her palm now, although the only thing available now is the umbilical cord. Baby has probably begun to settle into a proper position for birth, but don't worry if yours has still not gotten head-down. Some take a little longer to make the journey. There is still plenty of time.

Pregnancy Symptoms You May Feel During Week 25

Your uterus is now roughly the size of a soccer ball, and that might be an apt way to think of it, as your little one might be kicking around that much now! All the weight and the relaxed muscles and ligaments due to progesterone will make back pain a distinct possibility at this point. You will want to focus on not slouching and making an effort for good posture now to help with back strain. Your legs also might get cramps frequently too. Try to find some healthy yoga stretches for pregnant women, to help with both of these painful symptoms. You can also schedule a massage and indulge in some tlc. If that's not financially viable, get your partner to indulge you. Another bit of unpleasantness? Increased vaginal discharge might be occurring now. Talk to your doctor about when to call and what to look for in order to determine if it's just a vaginal discharge, a bit of urine leaking, or amniotic fluid you are dealing with.

Visit With the Obstetrician

Your teeth are probably not at the top of your pregnancy concerns/conditions list, but they should be. Hormones make your teeth a bit more susceptible to problems now, and this is no time for skipping good dental care. Make certain you are brushing and flossing after meals. Some bleeding can become more common in pregnancy. Get regular dental care, making certain your dentist knows of your pregnancy. Any infections in your body, including in your teeth or mouth, can affect baby, so this is no time to ignore your teeth.

Preparing for Baby

You have probably been doodling baby names on notebooks since you first found out you were pregnant, but now reality is setting in and it's time to get serious. Some parents make the choice not to reveal the chosen name(s) to friends and family until the baby's birth. Others involve loved ones in the process. Things to consider:

  • Nicknames
  • Initials
  • The ease of saying the name with the last name,
  • If you prefer the unusual or more common name,
  • Whether you want to honor a relative with the naming of your child,
  • If the name is one you think is important.
  • Will you use an unusual spelling or a more typical one?

Pregnancy Lifestyle

At this point in the pregnancy, insomnia could be getting the better of you. Ask your physician for safe ideas to help aid sleep. Don't assume something herbal or natural is therefore safe. Many herbs are harmful to fetuses. Try to remedy symptoms that interfere with sleep, such as heartburn or cramping. Get a pregnancy support pillow or just some extra pillows to support your back and or tummy while sleeping. Do puzzles or read, and let yourself wind down to sleep. Too many things churning in your mind? Write down a list and promise yourself to think about them the next day. Give yourself permission to relax and worry over such things later.

Pregnancy Week 25 Comfort Meter

I feel absolutely wonderful!
I feel pretty good!
I could be feeling better
UGG I feel terrible!


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Mabel Jan 29, 2018 09:55:53 PM ET

I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant and can't Wait to carry my boy!

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hinda queen Jul 16, 2017 11:09:40 AM ET

I have pain . I'm 26 weeks pregnant. I'm worried about the way my husband treats me. Can that one affect me during delivery time? And I over stress myself. I drink alot of Pepsi. Can that one affect me?

Guest Nov 3, 2017 06:13:14 AM ET

Just drink only water please, pepsi is high in sugar that can cause diabetes and over growth of your baby. and don't stress yourself, have someone to talk to, because stress can trigger early labor or delivery.

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Honey May 2, 2017 05:45:30 PM ET

I m 26 weeks pregnant... I have to much itching all over in my uterus... What should I do?

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Jessica Mabe Sep 11, 2016 04:41:55 PM ET

I'm 25 weeks and 1 day. I'm having twin girls. These are my first babies. This is the best feeling in the world. Haven't really had any issues, except for feeling a lot of movements in my lower area. We can't wait to meet our daughters.

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Jennifer Jul 30, 2016 08:35:42 PM ET

I'm 25 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I'm loving it. I love feeling my baby move in me and all the good food cravings I get. I'm like an excited baby myself!

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heena Feb 12, 2015 06:33:21 PM ET

I'm 25 weeks and 5 days, and I drink coffee every day. Is there any danger to my baby?

Guest Apr 7, 2015 08:34:14 PM ET

My physician told me that the caffeine in the coffee can wire the baby up, and once baby gets here he/she will have issues regarding the caffeine. switch to decaf or nothing at all.

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k Jan 26, 2015 04:13:38 AM ET

I'm 25 weeks and 5 days. My lil' munchkin moves actively in the night and early in the mornings. Motherhood is bliss. Good luck to all the mommies-to be.

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Guest Jan 7, 2015 02:32:58 PM ET

I am 18, and 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant with my first child. I can say that I love feeling of my daughter's kicks and everything. Yes, I may be too young to some people, but I have over 10 nieces and nephews that I have watched. I know for a fact that I can raise a child. :)

Moira Apr 30, 2018 12:18:19 PM ET

Congratulations, people are super at giving advice to expectant mums, apparently it's worse when you have your baby. you are a woman, yes you are young but you sound like you have your head screwed on! enjoy as much of it as you can and trust your body and your instincts.

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suzy Aug 7, 2013 02:33:51 AM ET

Am 25weeks and 5day I just heard a baby moving onces that week until now don't hear him again am so worried idk wat 2 do

Guest Jul 4, 2014 01:37:51 PM ET

At this point in your pregnancy, it's common to feel the baby move for a couple of days in a row, and then not feel anything. he/she could be positioned in a way where you don't feel anything. around 27-28 weeks is when you really want to start paying attention to the kicks/movements. don't fret! :)

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jenny Jul 29, 2013 05:32:06 PM ET

I have 2 boys and they are both not circumcised and they are fine. i think and my doctor said he doesn't like to do it because it is a risk and after giving birth it was to hard. It does hurt them too . I know because the lady next to me had it done and her son was screaming all night. The skin is there fo protection from infections.

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