You’re 25 weeks pregnant

You’re now in the 25th week of your pregnancy and here is how things are shaping up…

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  • How big is your baby?

    Your baby is about 22cm long (around the size of a loaf of bread) and is approximately 700g in weight. He’s still looking quite thin as his fat stores make up only 1% of his total body weight at this stage.

    Now find out how you baby is growing…

  • How is your baby growing?

    Inside your baby’s gums his permanent teeth are beginning to develop in buds. However, these won’t actually start to make an appearance until his baby teeth begin to fall out somewhere around the age of 5 or 6 years.

    You’ll be able to feel how active he is – moving around and stretching his arms and legs.

    You may also occasionally feel tiny rhythmic movements – these are caused when your baby having little bouts of hiccups!

    Now find out what is happening in your body…

  • What’s happening to your body

    Your expanding uterus is beginning to put pressure on the inside of your body, which can cause some discomfort this week. There may be a reduction in lung volume, which can lead to breathlessness, and there is also pressure on the digestive system, which can cause constipation.

    Your sex drive may also take a dip this week, as there is an increase in the hormone prolactin.

    If sugar is found in your urine during a routine test you may be asked to take a special glucose tolerance test to check whether you’ve developed gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is developed by only a very small number of women during pregnancy, when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin for both you and your baby.

    If you need a test you’ll usually be given a sweet drink and then have your blood sugar levels tested at regular intervals to see how they compare with the norm.

    Learn more about what symptoms to expect this week and check out our week by week pregnancy guide...

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