25 weeks pregnant

25 Weeks Pregnant

Your Developing Baby-
• When you’re 25 weeks pregnant, your baby weighs 1.46 pounds (660gm) and is 13.6 inches (34.6cm) long.
• The structure around spinal cord begins. The formation of the spinal joints, ligaments begins.
• The early reflexes of the baby are developing, The rooting reflex and swallowing reflex. The nerves around the mouth and lip area are showing more sensitivity when you’re 25 weeks pregnant.
• Your baby can make a fist.
• Blood vessels of the lungs develop.
• Your baby’s nostrils begin to open.

Your Changing Body-
25 Weeks Pregnant- Sign and Symptoms
• As your baby is putting a lot of pressure on your digestive tract. You may have constipation, or even may have Hemorrhoids, Gas and bloating. Be sure to eat plenty of fiber-rich foods.
• Baby’s crowding your bladder, you have to rush washroom frequently.
• Heartburn. Since the baby is pushing on your digestive system, it can push stomach acid up your esophagus.
• Body aches and pain.
• Trouble sleeping. Better to sleep in side lying.
The expanding uterus puts additional pressure on the stomach in the last few months of pregnancy. Try eating smaller, more frequent meals, and avoid spicy and fatty foods.

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Bibliography-

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