Twenty sixth week of pregnancy

Future child.

Height – 33 cm, weight – 900-950 gr.

The Kid continues to actively gain weight and accumulate subcutaneous fat. In 10 weeks he will turn into a beautiful plump baby, which is so nice to kiss, tickle and aunt.

His skin is still a reddish hue, veins are visible through it. If you could see the baby, you would see that he was still wrinkled due to a deficiency of subcutaneous tissue. But very soon the fiber will increase, the skin will become light and smooth.

Little by little the little one opens his eyes. The eyeball is fully formed and now it is already known exactly what color the eyes will have in the child. The truth for us and you this information will be available soon.

Due to the peculiarities of the structure of the layers of the eyeball, the color of the iris can vary with the age of the child. So, very often babies are born with blue eyes, but many then change their color to green or gray.

The little face of the baby also became quite human with all the set of vegetation (eyelashes, eyebrows) that he inherited from nature. In the baby’s mouth, 20 tooth germs already develop. It’s not real teeth, but in a few months, it is from them that the first milk teeth will be cut.

The most interesting thing is that under them there are 20 more buds already molars, which will start to develop only at the age of 6-7 years! Another 12 teeth in the prenatal period do not develop, they will appear only after birth.

There are tiny nails on the baby’s handles and legs, which can grow considerably by the time of birth. Therefore, it is necessary to take special children’s scissors to the hospital to make the first manicure.

The pulmonary system is prepared for independent breathing. The lungs take their final shape in the form of a pyramid with a vertex upward. At the ends of the bronchi, pulmonary alveoli have already developed, and the bronchial tree itself has become unusually branched.

Very often at this time, future moms are frightened when experts point out the fetal arrhythmia. What it is? Arrhythmia is a disturbance in the rhythm of the baby’s heartbeat. The norm is 120-160 beats per minute. If this frequency falls, then it increases, we can talk about arrhythmia. It sounds serious, but in fact, it should not cause much concern.

Just the heart of a child grows and can not always keep the rhythm of cuts correctly. It even happens that the diagnosis of arrhythmia is due to the fact that the apparatus on which the heart was listening, distorted the sound and gave inaccuracies. It is worth making a new survey, which can clarify the results.

And the best way is to stop being nervous and just wait. In a few weeks, the rhythm of the heartbeat will be adjusted. To take any action is necessary only if the examination shows a significant deviation from the norm and is accompanied by other unfavorable factors (for example, hypoxia of the fetus, mother’s disease, etc.).

The child is now fully developed all five senses and he listens with particular attention to new sounds for him, coming from the outside world. He used to listen only to Mum’s heartbeat or rumbling of the intestines. Now he gets used to the voices of father and mother, sounds that surround a person in real life.

Many future mothers love to experiment with music. Very often, children listen with pleasure to the works of classics (Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi). But still it is not worth using. If you feel that the child is kicking too hard or jerking violently, then maybe it’s worth turning off the music or changing it.

After all, not everyone is a musician. For example, Catherine the Great could not stand music at all because of the peculiarities of the structure of her ear (she did not hear the harmony in the sound of different instruments). Nevertheless, her non-musicality did not prevent her from entering history.

Future Mom.

The average weight gain this week is about 8 kg. The height of the bottom of the uterus is 26 cm, it is 6 cm above the navel, the uterus is about the size of an average watermelon.

The child moves very actively, which sometimes causes discomfort. His movements can be felt by others if they put a hand on your tummy. Sometimes on movement of a stomach it is visible, as the child is turned around.

Mom may begin to have pain in the spine and pelvis areas, which are exacerbated by the increased pressure and the child, and the growing body weight. It happens that headaches or leg cramps begin. Often breathing is difficult, there is shortness of breath, as the baby presses against the diaphragm. The intestines are displaced, which can lead to problems with emptying and heartburn.

You can get rid of pain and discomfort if you lie down on your side a little. From the spasm of the legs can help calcium carbonate and a balanced diet (if the spasms are caused by a surplus of phosphorus and a lack of calcium), but first you need to consult a doctor. Also help special tightening tights, massage.

During rest, try to lift your legs on a stool or pillow. For the prevention of seizures, you can do the following exercise: pull your leg, squeeze your fingers, lift the stop up (repeat several times).

More serious problems include blood clots in the vessels. Symptoms are edema of the legs, with simultaneous redness, burning of the affected area (it feels like a bruise or bruise).

Pregnancy often gives complications specifically to veins and blood vessels, most often due to the slowing of blood flow. You should pay special attention to this problem, if you had blood clots before pregnancy.

Thrombosis is mild (thrombosis of superficial veins) and in severe form (thrombosis of deep veins). In the first case, it is sufficient to use external ointments, wear tightening tights and keep the foot in the raised position. In the second case, serious treatment in the hospital and taking special drugs that dilute the blood are required. In any case, always consult a doctor.

You endured two thirds of the pregnancy. Until long-awaited delivery there is only one third, approximately 13 weeks. A little more patience and everything will end … or rather, it will just begin.

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