25 week of pregnancy

25 weeks pregnant is a special milestone when in the case of premature birth will be the ability of nursing your baby in the special conditions, and those women whose pregnancies not very successful, usually feel a bit more confident. However, the baby is not developed enough for independent existence and you need to take care of their health to bring a pregnancy to prescribed deadlines. Now the health of women quite well, is gaining weight and active growth of the stomach, the baby actively moves and speaks with her.

What happens in the body

25th week of pregnancy, this is the end of the sixth calendar month or the first week of the seventh month by obstetrical calendar (in which the pregnancy lasts for 10 months, every 4 weeks). This is the second trimester of pregnancy. This week you can spend a kind of border which could give some solace to women whose pregnancies threatened abortion. Every week the fetus is becoming more Mature, growing up and gaining some weight, so his birth after the period of 25 weeks increases the chances of the active nursing in units of prematurity. By modern standards, Vyazovaya any newborn, having a body weight more than 500g. Of course, the birth of a child in this period is not the norm and may carry potential danger for life and health of the baby, but now he has reached a certain level of development and mass.

Now mom is gaining weight at the expense of growth and weight gain by the fetus, in General, the gain may by that time be left for up to 7-9 kg, and about 5kg have to dial next. The total weight of the corpse will depend largely on the weight of the baby and its growth, from the initial weight prior to pregnancy and diet, the activity mom. Women tend to put on weight usually gain less weight than those who before pregnancy had a weight deficit. The baby is already big enough and it moves and kicks distinctly felt by the mother, sometimes quite painful, especially under the ribs or sides of the abdomen. Now you can no longer distinguish the body parts of the fetus which he moves.

Fetus development at 25 weeks pregnant: weight: size and gender

To this week of pregnancy the fetus will grow to 34-35 cm and will weigh approximately 650-660, as the child gets older it becomes more and more closely in the uterus, and his moves are becoming stronger and more tangible. Gradually the kid will occupy the position of head down, pressed to the body arms and legs (embryo pose). Now the movements of the child accompanied by visible tension and stomach, periods, you can see the outline of limbs, and movement of the legs under the ribs can even be uncomfortable. Now you need to pay attention to the activity of the fetus – if the child is quiet for a long time or overly active, should consult a doctor to prevent oxygen starvation. Normal is considered approximately four times per hour or more than 10 times during the day.

At 25 weeks there is an active improvement of the respiratory system of the fetus are formed, the alveoli, which are filled inside with a thin layer of a special lubricant – surfactant. This is a special substance that will not allow light to subside and to stick together on the exhale will assist in expanding the lungs at the first breath of the child. But now light look like deflated sacks, and only at the moment of birth, when the child will do the first breath, they will crack down and work will enter the pulmonary circulation to supply the body with oxygen. Now, if to analyze the amniotic fluid, it is possible to determine approximately to what level have matured the lungs of the fetus and how likely the child will be able to breathe in the event of birth before the date. It is determined by the level of phospholipids, which allocates formed in the lung surfactant in amniotic fluid.


By that time the blood of the baby almost completely, and the process of production of all blood cells actively involved in bone marrow of the child. This allows to improve the immune system of the fetus – is the practice of lymphocytes and leukocytes to fight the infection in the future. At this time, according to the U.S. clearly is determined by the sex of the baby and you already know who will be a boy or a girl. In this period of the boy’s testicles begin to descend into the scrotum, in girls there is a formation of the vagina.

Now the child has already well developed senses – he hears it perfectly, and the retina can respond to light. The child will actively make itself known with a sharp sounds from the outside world, trembling or breathless. Now his movements become more coordinated, he shows some skill – touches the wall of the uterus, grabs a loop of umbilical cord, sticks his fingers in his mouth, feels the face and body. In this period, in the brain there is a bookmark and the dominant hand will the child right-handed or left-handed.

At this time, the fetus usually takes the position as it will be during birth, head down, but his position is not yet stable. If the fetus is agodicnae down, may require special gymnastics complexes to before the period of 32-34 weeks he turned head down. The brain of the baby already weighs 100 g, identifies periods of increased activity of certain brain centers, produced by the rhythm of sleep and wakefulness, often for periods of sleep and activity fetus do not coincide with my mother’s. The baby may actively move in your moments of relaxation and sleep. Now the child will be more likely to hiccup, because through this training the respiratory muscles and diaphragm. He swallows amniotic fluid, and irritated the particular nerves that create hiccups. This is not a sign of pathology – experience is not necessary.

Actively follows the development of cartilage, including in the area of the ears, according to the degree of their development determine the degree of prematurity of infants. Developing bone tissue and muscle, actively deposited calcium in bones, for proper development is necessary to move actively.

The feeling of the future mother

The uterus rises higher in your abdomen, reaching by that time a distance of 25 cm from the womb to the bottom of the uterus. Due to this actively increase the size of the abdomen, slightly hindering movement and bending forward. The active weight, you may experience discomfort due to the compression of the internal organs of a large uterus – you may experience breathlessness during exercise or climbing stairs, heartburn and constipation due to compression of the intestine, flatulence and nausea. Now it is important to follow the diet to the intestines working actively and without interruption. You need to eat a lot of fermented foods and vegetables that contain fiber, it helps to drink fluids and to move actively.

The body of the mother is rapidly growing in volume – is growing not only belly, but also the chest, in the period from the nipples may stand out the first colostrum, a yellowish transparent liquid. It is in any case no need to squeeze, irritation of the nipples increases tone of the uterus. Just enough to wash the separated colostrum cloth and twice a day to take a shower. In this period of raised metabolism and can be increased sweating, so you need to strictly follow the hygiene — need to wear only natural linen, preferably without seams and superfluous decorative elements, increasing the size of the body, you need time to change clothes at the right size, that never pressed and rubbed. The bra should support your Breasts and do not squeeze it, to have wide shoulder straps, do not cut into the shoulders.

In this period it is important to listen to your body and its needs, track the wiggling toddler. If you do not feel the child’s movements more than a day, immediately consult a doctor, this is cause for alarm. Also pay attention to discomfort in the lumbar region, due to compression of the growing uterus internal organs may affect the kidneys and flow of urine. We need to take the knee-elbow position, unloading the abdominal cavity. It is difficult now to find a comfortable position to sleep, back in this time to sleep is not recommended, the uterus presses on the back and spine, where the large vessels, and can compress the inferior Vena cava, lead to dizziness and nausea due to impaired circulation. Therefore, you should buy yourself a special pillow for pregnant women and choose the most optimum resting position, on its side, preferably on the left.

By increasing body weight may experience heaviness and pain in the legs, and if they occur with surprising regularity even after a brief walk, should consult a phlebologist and eliminate varicose veins. Increasing the duration of pregnancy, varicose veins can progress — will need to wear a special compression underwear and frequently with raised upside down. Your doctor may recommend taking certain medications to improve the flow of blood and regulation of its clotting, and vascular tone. They need to take only under medical supervision! Shown daily walks, but too long to walk is not worth it, you need to give the feet a rest. If possible, try to relax and sleep during the day.

Abdominal pain

In the 25th week of pregnancy should be sensitive to any discomfort in the body – they can indicate a possible threat to the pregnancy. Due to the displacement of the centre of gravity and growth of fibroids may cause discomfort and pain in waist and back. This is because the ligaments that support the uterus, as well as the spine and hip joints to soften and stretch under the action of released substance of relaxin. This leads to unpleasant and pain in the sacrum, back or lateral surfaces of the abdomen. Usually such pain is not long and not intense, they are after resting, or when certain advice. First of all, you should wear a special bandage for pregnant women, for the seat to use the chair regularly to unload the spine and gymnastics.

Particular care should be taken to abdominal pain – pain may be different. It can be a discomfort due to strong perturbations of the fetus and shocks in the region of the hypochondrium, then it should just be in a comfortable position and Pat the belly, the child calmed down. Abdominal pain can occur because of constipation, then you need to more strictly follow the diet and to consult a doctor for a consultation and appointment delicate laxatives.

Especially dangerous if pulling the lower abdomen – this may be the appearance of tone of the uterus, the opening of the cervix in the presence of isthmic-cervical insufficiency or preterm labor beginning. Especially dangerous is the emergence of a growing Bley and contractions of the wall of the uterus, the appearance of bloody or brown discharge, leakage of amniotic od. Immediately call an ambulance and go to the hospital. If timely assistance can prevent generic activities and to communicate the pregnancy to the due date.

The selection of the twenty-fifth week

In the period 25 weeks pregnant discharge from the high content of hormones can be somewhat more abundant. At the same time their character should not change. Such separation actively protect the vagina, cervix and foetal membranes from infections that will not allow pregnancy to interrupt the earlier period with all of this, immunity and local protection of the mucous physiologically reduced, which can lead to the development of different kinds of infections – yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and sexual – even to intimate infections. Normal discharge in this period clear or whitish, almost odourless, homogeneous consistency without pathological impurities.

You need to see a doctor when you see yellow, greenish, gray or white discharge abundant nature, frothy, cheesy or kroshkovidny, purulent, fish with an unpleasant, rotten smell. Also should consult a doctor when redness of the skin of the genitals, itching and burning, irritation. Can also indicate infection violation of urination with burning, fever abdominal pain. The doctor will swab test and prescribe according to the results of adequate local Il General treatment, valid for the duration of pregnancy.

Equally dangerous can be brown or bloody discharge and genital tract. They may be indicative of cervical pathology, the presence of isthmic-cervical insufficiency, premature labour or placental abruption. Especially dangerous is the presence of these secretions together with the tone of the uterus or regular contractions that immediately need hospitalization with therapy. Sometimes spotting after sex or medical examination may indicate the presence of cervical erosion. The emergence of copious liquid secretions may indicate an amniotic fluid leak – need to buy in a drugstore the test strip for determination of amniotic fluid or go to the doctor. They leak dangerous infection of the fetus and the beginning of labor.

Sex in the 25th week

Sex this week is perfectly valid, but it is necessary to abandon the posture of the rider, posture, man on top, and some others, in order to eliminate the pressure on the abdomen and deep penetration. Intimacy during pregnancy allows partners to relax, to become closer to each other, and the orgasm leads to activation of blood circulation in the uterus and placenta. This is useful and the baby, and the released endorphins help to calm the nervous system and relieve stress.

However, with the threat of premature birth, low placentation, bearing twins or some other conditions your doctor may put on sex ban for a few weeks or up to the birth.

Diet and weight mom

In this period the active weight, from the beginning of pregnancy may increase approximately 7 to 9 kg, depending on the initial weight before pregnancy and body. On average, this week a woman can add about 300-500g, with large additions need to consult a doctor to avoid swelling and correct diet.

The principles of nutrition remain the same – you need to eat fractional and often, in diet should be enough protein and vegetables, fruits, dairy products. It is necessary to perform correction of anemia using red meat, liver, pomegranates and apples, to replenish calcium through dairy products, cheese, cabbage and nuts. Should abandon salty, spicy and sweet food, control the use of sweets and products from white flour. It is important to keep drinking regime.


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