Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 8.8 inches. Weight has increased to around 1.5 pounds and fat is still being deposited at a high rate. Babies come in all shapes and sizes, so your baby could vary slightly from these `average` measurements. Your uterus has grown quite a bit bigger this week. The top of your uterus is between your bellybutton and your sternum. Your uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now!
If your baby is delivered at this time, it would have a good chance of surviving. It is best for your baby to remain inside of you for the remainder of the pregnancy, but great advances have been made in the care of a premature baby. Ventilators, monitors and medications all help premature babies develop and grow outside of the womb. If your baby were born this early, he would probably have to spend several months in the hospital and would be more susceptible to infections and other complications.
You can hear your baby's heartbeat with both a Doppler and a stethoscope at this time, and your partner may even be able to hear the heartbeat unaided if he puts his ear in the right position. Sex differentiation is being completed now. If you are expecting a baby boy, the testes start to descend into the scrotum. In baby girls, the vagina is hollowing out. Your baby is able to do more with their fingers now and can move his fingers to make a complete fist. As your baby becomes more dexterous, he will be able to touch and hold his feet. Babies also begin to prefer their left hand or right hand at this time. Because babies settle into routines of sleep and activity, you might begin to notice these patterns as well. Some women experience the most fetal movements while they are trying to rest.
Comments on week 25
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tsubasa - 3 days ago
My fault for presuming a late night bowl of cereal would be alright... Not so much.
Then all yesterday I was freaking out that I might get pneumonia. I am feeling better today so I am less paranoid.
Tsubasa - 4 days ago
New first for me: Just woke up from a dead sleep because i inhaled stomach acid!! Eeeeeeeeew!!! What an awful experience!! How do i go back to sleep now... I`m scared.
bgscoobyluver - 9 days ago
Wrote a long blog about my doc app. and my many many doc app. to come up. Check it out
funtimemum80 - 13 days ago
That's good to hear, I wish I could have another scan and see my baby, your girls are good weights for twins! You are feeding them well 😊
bgscoobyluver - 13 days ago
Hey funtime. My scan was great! both babies r 1pounds13oz but baby B kept turning her back so we culdnt get a profile pic but everything else was able to be viewed. I gotta write a blog on the whole thing cuz i have quite a bit to tell LOL
funtimemum80 - 17 days ago
I'm ok, some days I feel heavy and tired and some days I'm bursting with energy. I feel that time has slowed down a bit since week 20, up until then time flew by now it's starting to drag its heels
bgscoobyluver - 17 days ago
so far so good funtime. still tired but still moving too so no complaints lol. the babies r quite active tho. i get a ultrasound n doc app tommorro to make sure all is well so ill give an update then. how r u feelin?
funtimemum80 - 17 days ago
I have no idea where they get these stats from but a few years ago someone told me they were based on 3rd world stats which is not fair considering we have better health care and better resources, better diets ect than those living in poorer countries. How are you doing scooby?
bgscoobyluver - 18 days ago
YAY funtime! I hate wen they just assume things based on others
funtimemum80 - 18 days ago
I've had a great consultation today, everything I was worried about was answered and now I'm totally at ease, she said I am skinny haha! And I look fabulous for being pregnant with my 8th baby my muscle tone is good and my birthing history is good and normal and she does not see any foreseeable problems occurring. Now from the moment I got pregnant I had all the risks thrown at me and I've worried non stop about Hemmorahing after delivery and lack of muscle tone making my delivery normal now I've had someone look at me as a human and not a stat I'm actually looking forward to the big day!
bgscoobyluver - 23 days ago
no funtime i have never experienced this but i have heard about it. Im sorry you are dealing with that:-(
funtimemum80 - 23 days ago
Yes scooby that's it! This is only the 2nd time I've had it in pregnancy and it's horrible, have you had this before??
bgscoobyluver - 24 days ago
funtime r u talkin bout pupps? anyway, hope u get some relief
funtimemum80 - 24 days ago
25 weeks today! Shaking off a horrible virus I caught after Xmas! I've developed a horrible rash all over my tummy, I can't remember what it's called but I had it with my last son and apparently women who get this is common with those carrying boys, it's so painful and itchy and I have to keep a cool flannel on me when it flears up! How is everyone feeling? I have an appointment weds to disguss a birth plan with a consultant
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