Pregnancy Calendar - Week 26
The second trimester - often referred to as the 'best trimester' - is coming to an end. Make the most of it now!
The top of your uterus is now between your belly button and your rib cage, approximately two finger widths above your belly button, and you will start to find that sleep is not that comfortable.
There is a great array of products on the market to help you get into the best sleeping position when pregnant, along with products to help you monitor your baby's heartbeat.
Many women may experience weird dreams from this point on, as you deal with any insecurities you may have about the baby and how you will be as a mother. In utero monitors are ideal to put your mind to rest.
Sized at approximately 25cm (head to rump) your baby weighs approximately 690-780g - this is just a quarter of the final birth weight.
Your baby's spine is strengthening and eyelashes, along with more head hair, are developing. Your baby has 150 joints formed and more than 1000 ligaments.
Your baby's heart is beating at approximately 150 beats per minute. If your baby was born now, it would have approximately an 80 per cent survival rate, with medical assistance.
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Find a store selling pregnancy pillows to help you sleep
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