Development of the Baby

Your baby has come an incredible way from the size of a poppy seed to this stage. They are now a little baby whose development is largely complete.

The 25-week-old baby is now considered an individual under American law. Even if their lungs are not yet developed, they have a chance to live with medical help.

Although the fattening under the skin continues, the body still looks scrawny. The layer of vernix caseosa (vernix caseeosa) on their skin continues to provide temperature control of their body.

The development of the face is largely complete. Their nostrils will also be opened this week.

Although your baby’s skin continues to thicken at 25 weeks of pregnancy, there are still capillaries on the surface and therefore the skin color is pink. It is also wrinkled. The formation of subcutaneous layers (superficial layer epidermis and deep layer dermis) has been completed.

During the 25th week of pregnancy, your baby’s heart beats 140-150 beats per minute.

Since all their senses start to work, they continue to make discoveries that concern their senses. He/she may react to loud noises. He/she can relax in calm music. The sense of taste develops further. When you eat something sweet, their movement speeds up.

1 week left to open the eyelids. Or maybe even it happens this week.

At 25 weeks of pregnancy, the brain bones, that is, the skull, are still soft and therefore the brain continues to grow easily. The softness of the skull is an important element that facilitates the exit of the baby from the birth canal during birth. The skull is also soft after birth. It hardens over time.

As the baby’s brain develops at 25 weeks of pregnancy, the body’s functions such as performing digestive functions, breathing regularly and maintaining body temperature are now working automatically.

Black stool production called meconium continues in your baby’s large intestines. The baby expels these feces shortly after birth. This is the baby’s first poop. Some babies can make this stool in the womb before birth. In such a case, this poop should not escape to the lungs.

The baby continues to breathe air into his lungs by swallowing the amniotic fluid. The liquid it swallows also makes the digestive system work. Although oxygen goes to his lungs while swallowing the amniotic fluid, they still receives a large amount of oxygen through the placenta. In addition, thin blood vessels that allow breathing in the outside world begin to form in the lungs.

In the 25th week of pregnancy, the surfactant substance that allows the baby to breathe in the lungs after birth continues to be completed, although it is largely formed.

Baby Movements at 25 Weeks Pregnancy

In the 25th week of pregnancy, as the signals from the brain to the nerve cells increase, the baby’s muscles become stronger and continue to make movements that will use their muscles. They like to move their fingers and toes as well as arms and legs. Their comprehension became even stronger. The grip strength is strong enough to bear the weight of the baby’s whole body.

At 25 weeks, you will start to feel baby movements more regularly. The clock pattern, where they sleep or are very active, also begin to sit down. If you have a very active baby at night, this may continue after birth.

Ultrasound Image

You can see your baby’s movements in 25-week pregnancy ultrasound images.

You can see on the ultrasound that it is holding the umbilical cord. Holding on to the umbilical cord is perhaps one of the movements that amuses him the most.

In ultrasound images at 25 weeks, you can see your baby smiling, sticking out the tongue or grasping his/her face with his/her hands.

Changes in the Mother's Body

How many months is 25 weeks? You are still in the 6th month and the second trimester of your pregnancy.

At the 25th gestational week, your uterus continues to rise to the level of your upper belly button. The height of the fundus (the top of the uterus) is now about 24 centimeters. Since your rib angles will also change as your uterus rises, there will be expansion in your chest area from these weeks. This may cause you to feel mild pain in that area.

Both the growth of the uterus and the pressure on your stomach and intestines caused by the hormone progesterone can cause digestive problems.

You may feel extremely tired at 25 weeks of pregnancy. You may experience low back pain due to your abdomen and growing breasts that grow forward and become heavy. Even if you have gained more weight than necessary, your back pain may be more. If this is the case, you should start weight control immediately. Gaining excess weight can also increase your risk of experiencing pregnancy diabetes and preeclampsia.

Points need to be considered

As your belly grows at 25 weeks of pregnancy, your nighttime sleep may begin to be interrupted. In these weeks, there are most problems with the lying position.

For a healthy and comfortable sleep during pregnancy, pay attention to the following:

– It is not appropriate for you to lie face down and on your back. Lying on your back is definitely not recommended as it will put pressure on the blood vessel leading to your heart. Lying on your back can cause deterioration in your circulatory system and drops in blood pressure. It can also lead to digestive system problems, hemorrhoids and low back pain,

– In pregnancy, it is best to soothe on the side, especially the left side. Lying on the left side allows more blood to go to the placenta and allows your digestive system to perform its functions in a healthy way,

– If you put a pillow between your legs while sleeping, you will sleep more comfortably. If you have the habit of lying on your back, you can put one or more pillows on your back to allow you to lie at 45 degrees. But again, on the condition that you lie on your left side… You should make sure that your body weight is not on your back and that the weight is towards your left shoulder,

– Do not overeat in the evening for a comfortable sleep. Restrict your fluid intake in the evening hours to avoid frequent urination at night,

– Sleeping with a high pillow or a few pillows overlapping under your head may prevent the reflux problem that may occur at night,

– Practice pregnancy yoga before going to sleep. Meditating after yoga also allows you to sleep deeply and calmly,

– If you are not sensitive to milk, drinking warm milk 1 hour before sleep allows you to go to sleep and sleep deeply. If you are sensitive to milk, you can also eat 1 bowl of warm yogurt 1 hour before sleep.

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