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25 weeks pregnant – pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy Week by Week Calendar - 25 weeksNow you’re 25 weeks pregnant you might have already started to stock up the nursery. Before you go too crazy, check out our tips (below) on buying baby clothes – you might save yourself some money!

25 weeks pregnant – development guide

Your body

Your uterus is now approximately the size of a football and, as you can imagine, your organs and intestines are feeling the pressure of the confined space. From this point on you may suffer bouts of heartburn and indigestion. Relief can be found by eating smaller meals more often and avoiding foods that are fatty or too spicy.

Pregnant woman with visible uterus and fetus week 25You can also try sleeping propped up on a couple of pillows. Over the counter medication may help but remember to follow the dosage directions and ensure they are safe in pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider before you start taking them if you have any concerns.

Your baby

Sized at approximately 23cm (head to rump), your baby weighs approximately 720g and is growing at a steady pace. When you are relaxing, you are most likely to feel the baby active.

Weekly development of a human fetus - week 25Hiccups and stretches are common, along with rest periods when the baby will be quite still in comparison. Your baby’s adult teeth have formed by now, in readiness for when your child’s baby teeth start to fall out at around age six.

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Know all there is to know about baby clothes

Shopping for baby clothes isn’t easy – you haven’t even met this baby yet! We have made it easier with our Ultimate Guide to Buying Baby Clothes. It has a size guide (so you know what sizes to buy), it has a list of essential clothing (and a list of unnecessary items too!), 11 tips for buying baby clothes and tips of storing and washing as well.

Hire a doula

A doula is a non-medical person trained to assist women in labour – and their partners. You might be considering hiring a doula. If so you can find a doula in your local area on our directory.

Chat to other women in the 2nd Trimester

Are you dying to chat (or vent) about your pregnancy but no one in real life is ‘really’ understanding? Then hop on our forum and chat to other women going through what you’re going through right now in our second trimester chat forum section.

This content is meant as a guide only. If you find anything worrying or unsettling, or experience any bleeding or spotting, contact your local GP, obstetrician or an emergency healthcare provider immediately.

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