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26 weeks pregnancy- Here is all you need to know

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Five months pregnancy and three weeks is an advanced stage of pregnancy. This is the completion of the second trimester of pregnancy and the baby is developing its senses and features. The fetus measures 12 inches and around 1.5 to 2 pounds in weight.

9 percent of women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy [1]


The baby is at a head of a cabbage at this stage. The baby is growing fast at this stage and preparing for delivery. The baby continues to breathe in and out amniotic acid to develop its lungs. You can actually talk to your baby at this stage. The ears of the baby are fully developed.

Ages affected:
26 weeks gestation pregnancy comes in the lives of all women who have conceived a baby and are ready to give birth to a newborn.


Symptoms:


The symptoms felt by most women in their 26th week of pregnancy includes:
- Morning sickness or nausea
- Changes in appetite
- Fatigue
- Abdominal bloating
- Tenderness of the breast and swelling
- Frequent urination
- Mood swings
- Braxtons Hicks contractions
- Gestational diabetes
- Headaches
- Trouble sleeping
In case of the following symptoms it is advised to seek immediate medical attention:
- Vaginal bleeding or fluid leakage
- Fever
- Blurred vision
- Severe abdominal cramps
- Frequent Braxton’s Hicks contractions


Treatment


Self- Care:
These self-care measures should be adopted at 26 weeks of gestation for a healthy pregnancy:
- Eat a well-balanced healthy diet
- Stay hydrated
- Do light and safe exercises

Professional help:
The doctors usually performs some diagnostic tests and prescribe safe medications and lifestyle change based on the diagnosis. In severe case of Braxton Hicks Contractions a premature baby is born through seizure.


Specialists:
It is best to reach out to your gynecologist at 26 weeks gestation pregnancy for a healthy baby. Get on board at M’fine for a holistic treatment plan under the guidance of the best specialists.

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