25 Weeks Pregnant

By (embryologist) and (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/24/2014

It’s week 25 and you’ll already have a rounded belly. You must wear loose clothes, so that you can feel comfortable and you’ll change your posture when walking, unless you’ve already done it.

As the pregnancy goes on, the gravity centre of your body changes, being located in a more advanced position. You must try to keep an appropriate deportment, in order not to suffer from back pain.

Provided below is an index with the 4 points we are going to expand on in this article.

Changes & symptoms to expect

You’ll probably notice that your hair is better than ever, it’s shiny and plentiful. This is not due to the fact that it grows differently, but to the action of the androgenic hormones, whose effect is that there’s less hair loss.

It may also have increased the quantity of body hair, or may even appear in areas where there wasn’t any before. Once delivery has taken place, this will go back to normal.

Common discomforts

One of the most common annoyances, once the initial nausea have passed, is reflux, which is due to the fact that the uterus has increased in size and presses against the stomach. This, and a rise in luteal hormone, cause the annoying heartburn.

Another common symptom is flatulence, due to the slower intestinal transit and the pressure put on the intestine. That’s why it’s recommended for pregnant women to avoid heavy meals, carbonated beverages, as well as to rest sat after meals and avoid lying down the following two hours after eating.

Fetal changes

The main changes in the fetus during this week are: the ossification centres located inside the bones begin to harden and the skeleton becomes more consistent.

The baby’s skin is wrinkled and his head begins to get covered with the hair, with which he’ll be born; the teeth locate their place under the gums and the hearing develops more than the rest of the senses.

At the end of this week he will be approximately 33 cm long and will weight 800 grams on average. If the weight of your child is located between 470 and 1,075 grams, you must not worry, since they are also considered normal values.

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 Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Neus Ferrando Gilabert
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Valencia (UV). Postgraduate Course in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH). Experience managing Embryology and Andrology Labs at Centro Médico Manzanera (Logroño, Spain). More information about Neus Ferrando Gilabert
Adapted into english by:
 Sandra Fernández
Sandra Fernández
B.A., M.A.
Fertility Counselor
Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English, Spanish, Catalan, German) from the University of Valencia (UV) and Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus (Edinburgh, UK). Postgraduate Course in Legal Translation from the University of Valencia. Specialist in Medical Translation, with several years of experience in the field of Assisted Reproduction. More information about Sandra Fernández

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