Your baby develops breathing mechanisms by inhaling and exhaling tiny amounts of amniotic fluid. This is important for the development of the baby's lungs.
Consider A Midwife
If you wish to seek a professional midwife's support post your delivery. then now is the time to start shortlisting one to avoid a last-minute rush.
At week 26, you’re in the sixth month!
This week, your baby is reaching a step closer to the real world. The baby's eyes that remained closed all these months will open from the 26th week of pregnancy. As the brain wave activity of the baby increases this week, your young one can respond to the external stimuli like noise and bright light through increased pulse rate or any other movement. From this week, your baby's immune system begins to develop so that he/she can survive outside the womb after childbirth.
Baby’s Length: 35.6 cm
Baby’s Weight: 760 g
By now, you may feel your baby's movements inside the tummy because your womb is getting a little crowded: however, your baby still has enough space to move freely.
If you have not felt strong kicks yet. then wait for a few more weeks. Every pregnancy is a unique experience so it is normal if you do not feel the kicks or movements yet.
As the bump grows, you may feel hot and your skin may become dry & itchy.
The Good News
this week, you don't have any new symptoms joining the long list of pregnancy discomforts.
Lower Back Pain
Your growing uterus exerts pressure on the abdominal muscles, causing lower back pain.
You might start experiencing a fuzzy brain again. Don't worry, this will only last a while and will disappear after delivery
This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should: