At 26 weeks’ pregnancy, your baby’s eyes are almost fully formed and begin to open. Most babies are born with blue eyes. The true color only develops with exposure to sunlight, which triggers the production of melanin in the iris.
- Age of pregnancy: 26 weeks ( 6th month , 2nd trimester )
- Fetal age: 24 weeks
- 26 Weeks of pregnancy are 182 days pregnant
- Fetal length: 35.6 cm (head to toe)
- Fetal weight: 760 to 900 gr (approximately)
- Size : Chives
Week 26 – 1st day
Your baby measures approximately 31 to 34 cm and weighs 800 grams. The eyes are beginning to open. The baby will respond better to sounds, more at the end of the seventh month, when the network of nerves that extends to the ear is complete.
From now until the time of birth, your child’s weight will triple, since in the coming weeks he will accumulate fat much more quickly. The baby needs fat to be able to adjust to the cooler temperature outside of the warm place it is at the moment.
Your baby’s nervous system is developing. As the cells of the cerebral cortex mature the baby begins to develop conscious thinking .
The brain is gaining in size and nerve circuits are linked to brain cells. Nerve fibers are now covered with myelin, which boosts the baby’s ability to learn, remember, and move .
Week 26 – 2nd day
You are at the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. Before you can imagine, you will be holding your baby on your lap. During this time, some women have a slight rise in blood pressure, which is normal. However, if your weight goes up too much, your vision gets blurred, and your feet and hands suddenly swell, call your doctor immediately or seek emergency room care.
Week 26 – 3rd day
How about a good walk outdoors, in a place of beautiful nature or interesting things to look at? Be careful of the sun because it can cause or worsen spots on the face. The onset of chloasma, brown spots on the face caused by the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, is an example. Stains appear during pregnancy when exposed to the sun and usually disappear within the first year after the baby’s birth.
Week 26 – 4th day
Continue to eat a balanced diet with lots of grains, vegetables and vegetables. Foods rich in fiber, such as whole grain bread, cereal and rice, are rich in vitamin B and help relieve the trapped gut.
This week, it is possible for the obstetrician to order the postprandial glucose test, which assesses how your body behaves when it comes to processing sugar from food. This test is used to detect pregnancy diabetes , a problem that affects 10% of pregnant women and usually disappears after childbirth. This test can be done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Week 26 – 5th day
Cellulite is nothing more than the appearance of fat accumulation, and appears to be linked to the production of female hormones, therefore, tends to be a major problem after puberty and during pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is no scientific proof that there is definite treatment to get rid of cellulite, contrary to what many cosmetic creams and massage techniques promise. What the experts recommend to alleviate them is to practice exercises and tone the muscles, all insofar as it is safe for a pregnant woman to do. In addition, relax and short your pregnancy, in the face of so many new things, a little cellulite will be the least of your problems.
Week 26 – 6th day
Listen to your body: desires often happen as a kind of signal from the body about some food shortage. If you have cravings for meat, for example, it may be an indication that you are in need of more iron or protein in your food.
Likewise, the urge to eat ice cream or cheese may be a sign of lack of fat or calcium. Of course this applies to food and not to eating strange things such as dirt, tobacco or dry paint, symptoms of an eating disorder that affects pregnant women known as Pica (alotriophagia) . In that case, talk to your doctor.
Week 26 – 7th day
To reduce the risk of preterm birth (when the baby is born before the 37th week), the best thing you can do is take care of yourself. Go to all prenatal appointments and try to reduce your stress level.
Stay well hydrated, eat well and avoid possible infections. Doctors usually recommend resting, but also know that preterm birth is a mystery even for doctors, so if it occurs to you, it will not be your fault. Luckily, neonatal ICUs are increasingly advanced to give every baby a chance before birth.
Tips of Pregnancy
Leg cramps are common in pregnancy, especially from the end of the 2nd trimester and particularly at night.
If you have a cramp , stretch the affected leg, bend the ankle, and massage the leg to reactivate the circulation. Foods rich in calcium, iron or magnesium, such as banana, lemon, melon or dairy products, can help prevent this discomfort.
Sleep with your legs elevated and, if necessary, wear socks or resting stockings (check with your doctor) to improve circulation.
Given the physical and hormonal changes, the difficulty in finding a comfortable sleeping position, frequent bathroom visits at night, heartburn, cramps and many other symptoms, it is natural that you can not have a good night’s sleep. sleep. For quieter nights, try:
- Practice light physical activity and stay active during the day
- Forget the worries and do not take the problems of work home. If your baby’s delivery or health concerns you, talk to your doctor to clear up any questions and stay calm
- At dinner, make a light meal which facilitates digestion and prevents heartburn
- Before bed, make a snack (a glass of milk, a piece of fruit, yogurt, or oatmeal cookies) to avoid waking up in the middle of the night hungry
- Do not take caffeine and drinks or food scratches on sugar from mid-afternoon
- Turn off the television from the bedroom so as not to interfere with sleep
- Take a relaxing bath before bed
- Take a stroll after dinner
- If you can not sleep, get up and do some activity that helps you relax like reading a book or watching TV until you feel sleepy.
- If it does not help to sleep, talk to your doctor. Do not take medicines (even natural) without a doctor’s advice.
Signs of preterm birth
Some symptoms should prompt her to seek immediate medical help because they are a warning for preterm labor , or premature labor:
- Feeling of pain or pressure in the pelvic area, thighs or groin (constant or intermittent)
- Constant pain or pressure in the lower back (constant or intermittent)
- Abdominal pain
- Persistent cramps, similar to menstrual cramps, with or without diarrhea, nausea or indigestion
- Modification in vaginal discharge, particularly if it is watery, dyed or stained pink, or browned with blood
- Increased mucous vaginal flow, which becomes more fluid (constant droplets or abundant amniotic fluid flow )
- Regular uterine contractions every 10 minutes (or less), with or without pain that does not pass when changing position (not to be confused with false labor contractions or Braxton-Hicks contractions ).
Have you enlarged your closet? The important thing is to choose comfortable clothing. Particular attention should be paid to the choice of shoes , which should be comfortable, wide and with heels neither too high nor too low. With regard to underwear, it is essential that you choose bras that hold the chest properly.
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Pregnancy Week by week
- 1 Week Pregnant: Early signs of pregnancy
- 2 Weeks Pregnant: Sign, Symptoms, Discharge
- 3 Weeks Pregnant: Sign and Test
- 4 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound
- 5 Weeks Pregnant: Belly and Cramping
- 6 Weeks Pregnant: Don’t be afraid of miscarriage
- 7 Weeks Pregnant: Development
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Bleeding
- 9 Weeks Pregnant: Twins?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant: Fetus
- 11 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus
- 12 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound Gender
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Scan
- 14 Weeks Pregnant: Baby moves
- 15 Weeks Pregnant: Can baby hear in the womb?
- 16 Weeks Pregnant: Baby movement
- 17 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal Development
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Morphological Ultrasound
- 19 Weeks Pregnant: Weight gain during pregnancy
- 20 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus positions
- 21 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal weight
- 22 Weeks Pregnant: Baby size
- 23 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal movement feel like
- 24 Weeks Pregnant: Position of Baby
- 25 Weeks Pregnant: Sleeping position
- 26 Weeks Pregnant: Food and fruits
- 27 Weeks Pregnant: Trimester
- 28 Weeks Pregnant: Baby position in the womb
- 29 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms not to ignore
- 30 Weeks Pregnant: Average weight of fetus?
- 31 Weeks Pregnant: How many month i am?
- 32 Weeks Pregnant: How big is baby?
- 33 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 34 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 35 Weeks Pregnant: Is how many months?
- 36 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 37 Weeks Pregnant: What are the chances of giving birth?
- 38 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 39 Weeks Pregnant: Considered a Term Baby
- 40 Weeks Pregnant: Contractions in Labor