The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 26 3 years ago

The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 26

Week 26 – you're in the 2nd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.

This week....

Your baby

Is about 35cm long and weighs around 760g.

Lots of thumb-sucking will be happening. This helps to calm and to strengthen cheek and jaw muscles.

Expect lots of internal dancing. The most active weeks are usually between weeks 24 and 28. There may even be a response when your abdomen is touched — e.g. kicking or quiet.

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You

Your ever-expanding uterus may have pushed your “innie” belly button into an “outie” and those ribs are a bit sore!

As your centre of gravity keeps shifting, your backache increases even when wearing your new favourite comfy flats.

What’s that coming out of your nipples? Don’t be alarmed. It’s just colostrum, the first milk you produce. You may need to start using breast-pads.

Now what was it you came up the stairs for? And where are those keys?