Pregnancy Week 26 ~
is now 25 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your
baby is now at 23 weeks gestation and is almost 8
3/4 inches long from crown to rump (11 3/4 inches
from head to toe).
noises may cause your baby to startle -- responses
have been reported when baby hears a loud noise.
baby's bowel now contains some meconium, a dark green
tar-like substance that will be excreted during the
first few days after birth.
Advice for Mom
Your uterus should measure about 9 1/2 - 10 inches
and be about 3 finger-breadths above your belly button.
The linea nigra is a black line that might appear
from your pubic bone to navel. This is normal and
will lighten about 3 months postpartum.
most women dread stretch marks, you should be proud
of them! They're like a badge of honour and are symbolic
of your baby's road map to life.
To avoid varicose veins, try a support,
maternity hose and/or frequent walks to increase circulation.