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7th month of pregnancy:
Weeks 25, 26, 27, 28

25th week of pregnancy

Week 25, Mum's health: As the pregnancy advances, you could find yourself suffering from circulation problems which may cause heaviness or pain in the legs, especially at the end of the day, or the appearance (or worsening) of varicose veins...

Week 25, baby: The fetus continues to develop and the organs continue to mature anatomically and physiologically. The endocrine glands, digestive tract, neurological and cardiovascular systems all become more autonomous...

Week 25, advice: Weight gain and pressure from the uterus on the pelvic veins can lead to heavy legs. Insufficient circulation causes discomfort and heaviness in the legs, varicose veins and swelling. First and foremost...

26th week of pregnancy

Week 26, Mum's health: You can now feel your baby move quite a bit. If you want to know more about these movements, you could consider haptonomy. The aim of it is to begin showing your baby affection and protection. In theory, you can start haptonomy once you can feel your baby move...

Week 26, baby: The fetus now weighs almost 700g. Its nervous system continues to develop. Some nerves start to surround themselves with myelin, a fatty substance responsible for the correct conduction of nerve impulses...

Week 26, advice: You might have started feeling practice contractions known as Braxton Hicks. Now is the time to make sure you're taking proper care of yourself. Some women simply need to slow down. Others might have to stop all activity and may be told to rest...

27th week of pregnancy

Week 27, Mum's health: Towards the end of pregnancy, you may begin to experience sleep problems, often due to backache, feeling uncomfortable or too hot. If you're really struggling to sleep, you may want to try to find different ways to help you sleep...

Week 27, baby: The fetus is now 31cm long. Its movements are now quite significant and at times, it feels like it's tossing and turning a lot. It is quite important now that you moniter your baby's movements. If you...

Week 27, advice: Skin During pregnancy, the changes in hormone levels can lead to changes to nearly every part of your body, so you need to adapt your beauty regime and adopt new habits. Your skin becomes drier, more sensitive and intolerant to certain products that up until now it may have tolerated...

28th week of pregnancy

Week 28, Mum's health: It's important to go for regular medical checks because certain complications can arise towards the end of pregnancy such as increased blood pressure or diabetes (know as gestational diabetes) which can create risks for the fetus and yourself...

Week 28, baby: Baby continues to grow and the sensory organs carry on developing. In its liquid environment, baby will be aware of sounds from the beating of your heart to the noise of your intestines and your voice, as well as external noise...

Week 28, advice: The basic activity levels of pregnant women increase by 10%, which soon leads to tiredness and breathlessness. But regular exercise helps the body deal with the stresses and strains it experiences during pregnancy and childbirth...

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