26 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Week 26 - Day 1
Friends and family
will be able to feel the baby moving
Week 26 - Day 2
Your baby can hear
you and other people
Week 26 - Day 3
Your baby is able
Week 26 - Day 4
pillows to support your legs and your growing tummy!
Week 26 - Day 5
You might feel you
baby move in response to a sudden noise
Week 26 - Day 6
Baby is about 25cm
or 9.8 inches long & weighs about 2.2-2.4lbs (1000-1100 grams)
- about the size of a medium eggplant or aubergine
Week 26 - Day 7
The navel can sometimes becoming convex and "popping" out
due to the expanding abdomen
26 Weeks Pregnant What to Expect
Day by Day and Week by Week Guide -
26 Weeks Pregnant
Our useful 26 Weeks pregnant information guide can be used to help you understand the changes in
your body and to your baby. There are facts, information and helpful tips about being
26 Weeks Pregnant - an
informative countdown for pregnant women.
Common Pregnancy Questions at 26 Weeks pregnant
Answers to some of the most
common questions asked by a woman who is 26 Weeks pregnant are detailed
Pregnancy Question: What are the hCG levels at
26 Weeks Pregnant?
test (blood test) uses 2-4 mL of venous blood for testing. The serum hCG
levels at 26 Weeks pregnant, measured from the LMP (last menstrual
period) are as follows:
25 - 40 Weeks since LMP:
- 117,000 mIU/ml
For a chart of normal hCG levels please refer
Pregnancy Question: 26 Weeks pregnant belly?
The baby you are carrying in your 26 Weeks pregnant belly is
about the size of a medium eggplant or aubergine. A pregnant woman's belly is usually very
upright during this stage of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Question at 26 Weeks pregnant:
Pregnancy Weight gain?
Pregnancy Weight gain - try not to gain any more than one pound
a week from the 26 Weeks pregnant stage and all subsequent weeks of your
pregnancy. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued new guidelines
in May 2009 on how much weight to gain during pregnancy, based on the
woman's BMI (body mass index) before pregnancy. The IOM's weight gain
allowances for a woman, carrying one baby, is as follows:
An underweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 28-40 pounds
woman of normal weight should aim for a weight gain of 25-35 pounds
overweight woman should aim for a weight gain of 15-25 pounds
obese woman should aim for a weight gain of 11-20 pounds
Keep a personalised 26 Weeks
pregnant weight gain record.
Pregnancy Question at 26 Weeks pregnant: Can you fly during
One of the most common questions asked at 26 Weeks pregnant is
can you fly during second trimester?
For the vast majority of women it is safe to fly when you are 26 Weeks
pregnant in your second trimester
as long as you are experiencing a healthy, normal pregnancy.
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that women donít fly after
their 36th week of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Question: What are the signs and
symptoms of pregnancy at 26 Weeks pregnant?
There are various signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy
at 26 Weeks pregnant. Many of the early symptoms of pregnancy will have
eased off by this stage and the morning sickness or feelings of nausea
would have subsided. This is the time when you will have a feeling of
well-being. People may well say that you look 'blooming' at 26 Weeks
pregnant! That said, some symptoms are reported when you are 26 Weeks
Smile at this Pregnancy
Being 26 Weeks pregnant is not
always fun, so smile at this amusing motherhood maternity quote for all
those who are 26 Weeks pregnant!
Think of stretch
marks as pregnancy service stripes.
Motherhood Maternity Quote by Joyce Armor