Week 26 Of Pregnancy – Feeling The Weight

pregnancy guide for first time mothers

What’s happening inside

Baby should be reaching the 1kg mark now. That said, rates of growth vary from person to person, so don’t be alarmed if your darling is weighing in at slightly more or less than that!

Maternal Changes

Your uterus is about the size of a basketball now, and you’re probably feeling the effects of the added weight. That bulging belly can cause other discomforts like severe backaches, leg cramps and hemarrhoids. Do remember to check with your doctor before getting any medicine or trying out home remedies to ease the pain. There are some exercises that are safe to do during pregnancy and will help to ease the discomfort.

A Matter of Fact

While cramps, aches and pains are all part and parcel of any normal pregnancy, you should definitely check with your gynae if you are worried about a particular pain in your back or pelvic floor, or experience any bleeding. These symptoms could very well be a early sign of premature labour or indicate other pregnancy complications. Better to be safe than sorry.

Tips for daddy

If you’re taking the bus or train with your wife and no kind soul offers her a seat, be her knight in shining armour and politely request someone to vacate their seat so she can sit and take the weight off her legs.

A quote for mummy-to-be

Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. ~Larry Barretto

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This is part of our New Age Pregnancy Week By Week Pregnancy Guide!

With this guide, we hope it will help to give you some reassurance and shed some light on the changes you will come to experience for the next 40 weeks. If you are interested, you can read about our Month To Month Pregnancy Guide Here. Now, let the countdown begin ~

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind the information provided in this guide is just an approximate gauge for your pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact your gynaecologist.

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