25th Week Pregnancy - Symptoms, Baby Development, Tips And Body Changes

25th week pregnancy

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“Are we there yet?” you ask impatiently. Unfortunately we are only nearing the third trimester, which you will enter in a couple of weeks. You need more patience to go through just one more final trimester now.

Don’t worry about how much longer you have to hang in there; instead, you can enjoy the fullness in your hair. You are not shedding hair as much as women would normally do post pregnancy; hence, you will feel satisfied with your hair during this week.

As your graceful walk starts to wobble, know that of all the joys of being woman, the greatest is to be a mother. Hold yourself with love and pride.

Changes In Your Body During 25th Week Of Pregnancy:

As you inch towards the third trimester, the physical growth and changes become quite obvious. Many strangers will offer to help you when you are carrying bags once they realize you are pregnant. The world is not such a bad place after all.

Your uterus is way above the navel and will measure the size of the FIFA footbal

l. Talking about the football, the kicks inside your womb continue as well. There is a full fledged match going on by your star performer.

Check out here what to expect in 25 weeks of pregnancy:

a. Preventing Falls During Pregnancy:

With the growth comes the shift in your center of gravity. You may notice that your balance is not what it used to be. You may find yourself standing on some unsteady ground and the reasons for your unsteadiness could be:

  • Increased girth.
  • Shift in center of gravity.
  • Changes that have taken place in your spine.
  • Tightness in muscles.
  • High levels of hormone relaxin released during pregnancy, which loosens joints.
  • You may experience dizziness and fainting due to lower blood pressure, anemia, decreased blood sugar level and metabolic shifts.

The risk of falls increases with your progressing pregnancy, so does the danger related to the falls. Falling down is never as dangerous as when you are pregnant. Studies show that your chance of fall during pregnancy is about 25% that is roughly equal to the risk for people over the age of 65. Hence, you need to take special precaution to be safe and keep your baby safe.

[ Read: Falling Down During Pregnancy ]

b. Mind When You Move:

Don’t give a damn to how bad your gait is for the time being, because the change is not permanent. You can go back to walking the ramp once your baby is born.

  • For now, adopt a posture that gives you good balance.
  • If you are health conscious woman who has continued to exercise throughout her pregnancy, then it is time for you to watch your steps.
  • Do not try any balancing tricks when you exercise. They can wait until your baby is born. You can entertain your baby and exercise as well post-delivery.
  • Never try new complicated postures during your pregnancy. Do something you are familiar and safe with.
  • Missing your step can be fatal for you or your baby if the trauma is on your abdomen.
  • If by any chance you have a fall or there is incident of trauma to your abdomen, please consult your healthcare provider at the earliest. Often, timely intervention can prevent major crisis in many cases.
  • Take things slow and avoid rushing around in a hurry. Keep away from people who are known to rush around without looking.
  • Avoid multitasking.
  • Use railings when using stairs.
  • Wear flat shoes.
  • Don’t leave clutter around your home or the path you tread.

c. Snoring Beauty:

“How dare you?” you may shout out at your partner who complains that he couldn’t sleep because you were snoring loudly last night. How dare he accuse of snoring when no one has ever complained about it so far. Relax. He is not lying.

  • It is common for you to start snoring as the pregnancy progresses.
  • The increased blood flow to mucous membranes in your nose can cause congestion.
  • It could be related to weight gain or sleep apnea as well.
  • It could also be a clue to gestational diabetes in some cases.

What can you do about it? Nothing much, since it is just annoyance which is going to last until your baby is born. To be on the safer side, you need to bring it to the notice of your health care provider who will rule out any serious problems related to your snoring. Meanwhile, you can tackle this annoyance by:

  • Using some extra pillows to elevate your head.
  • Watch out for those excessive pounds.
  • Find breathing aids like inhalers (which are safe during pregnancy) or nasal strips.
  • Use steamer to relax your nasal cavity.

[ Read: Nasal Spray During Pregnancy ]