25th Week of Pregnancy
Focus on Self-Care
Baby's Growth and Development at 25 Weeks Pregnant
During the 25th week of pregnancy, your baby uses their tiny developing hands to learn about themselves and their environment. Here’s what else is going on:
- This week, your baby weighs about a 680 g, and is about the length of a small spanspek/melon.
- Reach for the stars! When you’re 25 weeks pregnant, your baby’s hands are fully developed. They can even make a fist.
- The nerve connections in their hands continue to develop.
- Your baby uses their hands to explore their environment.
Your Changing Body at 25 Weeks Pregnant
During the 25th week of pregnancy and in the weeks that follow, your body continues its evolution of change.
- Your uterus extends beyond your navel but below your chest.
- Around the 25th week of pregnancy, your blood pressure returns to your pre-pregnancy level.
- Your lung capacity increases. It’s normal to breathe faster or experience a little shortness of breath.
- In preparation for breastfeeding, at 25 weeks pregnant, the milk-producing glands in your breasts grow larger and the skin around your areolas and nipples changes.
Wellness and Nutrition at 25 Weeks Pregnant
During your 25th week of pregnancy, self-care remains a priority. Continue to seek relief from common pregnancy symptoms, such as back pain.
- If you are experiencing back pain during your 25th week of pregnancy, try a gentle stretching pose. It might help strengthen and stretch your back, pelvis, and thigh muscles.
- Kneel on your hands and knees. Your hands should be directly below your shoulders. Your knees should be about 25.4 cm apart.
- Slowly curl backward, bringing your head gently toward your knees and your bottom toward your feet. Your arms should be straight and extended, but not locked at the elbow.
- Hold for a count of about five.
- Slowly rise to your original kneeling position.
- Repeat several times.
- Nutrition tip: Are herbal supplements or remedies safe? Before taking any herbal supplement, speak with your Healthcare Professional.