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26 Weeks Pregnant: Constipation, Braxton Hicks, High Blood Pressure


When you are 26 weeks pregnant, it’s the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. At 26 weeks pregnant, your belly size will increase and you will experience little more discomfort. Due to the increase of your belly size, your baby will make more moves.

26 Weeks Pregnant: Changes In Your Baby

When you are 26 weeks pregnant your baby will experience some more good changes. Let’s have a look on these changes.

  • Your baby is now about 14 inches from head to toe.
  • Your baby’s weighs about 1 pound to 2 pounds.
  • From 24-28 week of pregnancy your baby is very active.
  • The brain wave developments in your baby will help in hearing and sight.
  • The portion of cortex responsible for the development of personality and attention becomes more active starting with the 26 week of pregnancy.
  • Your baby’s eyes are separated by the time when you’re 26 weeks pregnant. Your baby will have the first moments of sight. Your baby’s retina starts to form. His/her optic nerves begin to form.
  • Your little one will respond to touch.
  • Your baby’s fingerprints are formed.
  • Your baby will move his head back and forth.
  • Your baby will get head hair.
  • Air sacs are developed in the lungs of your baby. Secretion of more and more surfactant will begin.
  • Your little one’s skin will become opaque.
  • He/she will respond to loud noises.
  • The loose skin of your will become tight due to fat deposition.

26 Weeks Pregnant: Changes In Your Body

When you are 26 weeks pregnant, you will feel more discomfort. It is because of the increased weight and large belly. This is the time to buy some cool maternity clothing to give your pregnant body a gorgeous look.

26 Weeks Pregnant: Signs and Symptoms 

26th week of pregnancy is the time when you will notice some mild signs and symptoms of pregnancy. These symptoms include the following.

Constipation – it occurs due to the high level of progesterone. You can use any natural remedy to prevent constipation.

Braxton hicks contractions – you will experience sudden tightening and relaxing of your uterus.

Back pains – you will get more back pain than previous weeks.

Jittery and restless legs – it is a common syndrome among pregnant women.

Various discomfort – you will experience various discomfort like back pain, pressure in pelvis, headaches and leg cramps.

High blood pressure – hypertension is normal during this week.

26 Weeks Pregnant: Tips to Deal With 

You will need some helpful tips to prevent pregnancy discomfort and other conditions that you are likely to encounter when you are 26 weeks pregnant. Here are some best tips for you.

Pregnancy exercise – it will help you prevent pregnancy discomfort such as back pain, leg cramps and headaches.

Consume 300 extra calories – eat healthy and adopt a well-balanced diet to ensure good health of your baby.

Avoid caffeine – to avoid the restless leg syndrome. Take deep muscle massage and stretch your calf muscles.

Test for anemia – you are prone to anemia during this week, so it is advised to you to undergo a medical checkup for the diagnosis of anemia.

Monitor virginal secretion – to ensure your baby is safe.