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Your Body

By some estimates, about 20 percent of pregnant women get really itchy skin -- and not just on their stretching belly, but all over. Women 25 weeks pregnant, about 1 in 100 to 150, may get a more severe itching condition called PUPPP (or pruritic... Read more

Your Baby

Your baby’s ears are fully functional and he will be able to hear loud-ish sounds from outside your belly -- you might even feel him flinch in response to, say, a car door slamming. (And if you could see inside your belly, you might also... Read more

Your Life Right Now

If you’ve been diligently exercising, good for you -- and your baby, too! Now that you're 25 weeks pregnant, working out may begin to feel uncomfortable. Going for a jog might make you feel like the baby is going to fall out mid-stride (even... Read more

Moms Like Me / I Wish I Had Known

About leaking breasts: "I was around 6-months pregnant, sitting at my computer playing a game and all of a sudden my shirt was soaked! It was all sticky. I was freaked out about it! My mom explained that it was normal and that my body was... Read more

25 Weeks Pregnant: Your Body

By some estimates, about 20 percent of pregnant women get really itchy skin -- and not just on their stretching belly, but all over. Women 25 weeks pregnant, about 1 in 100 to 150, may get a more severe itching condition called PUPPP (or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy). You’ll notice extremely itchy reddish bumps that, while annoying, aren’t anything to worry about. If it’s just general itchiness you experience, though, try smoothing on a good, calming lotion or asking your doctor about ointments or even antihistamines you might be able to take for it (since it could be an allergic reaction). Two other symptoms that might arise around this stage in your pregnancy (if they haven’t already): constipation and hemorrhoids. Eating a high-fiber diet can help you get regular again. And since constipation can contribute to hemorrhoids, all the more reason to load up on this nutrient. Start your day with a big bowl of high-fiber cereal. Here are a few other foods that contain good doses of fiber:

  • 3 dried figs: 5 grams

  • 1 cup baked beans: 13 grams

  • 1 baked sweet potato: 6 grams

  • 1 cup kidney beans: 12 grams

  • 3 cups popcorn: 3 grams

  • 1 cup brown rice: 3 grams

25 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby

Your baby’s ears are fully functional and he will be able to hear loud-ish sounds from outside your belly -- you might even feel him flinch in response to, say, a car door slamming. (And if you could see inside your belly, you might also notice him squint in response to the racket.) So keep talking to him and playing music! Teensy weensy fingernails have formed on his hands and he can curl his fingers into fists. Your baby’s first meconium stool has been forming in the large intestine and will be excreted shortly after birth. (Some kiddos pass this thick, dark poop in the amniotic fluid before the birth, which would require suctioning following delivery to clear it from the lungs.)

Your Life Right Now

If you’ve been diligently exercising, good for you -- and your baby, too! Now that you're 25 weeks pregnant, working out may begin to feel uncomfortable. Going for a jog might make you feel like the baby is going to fall out mid-stride (even though you know it won’t) and your belly has probably grown to the point that a lot of the poses in your favorite yoga class just aren’t happening anymore (your bump gets in the way). Rather than stopping altogether, look for other kinds of exercise you can do instead, like walking or swimming. Staying active will help keep your weight gain within healthy limits, help you feel emotionally and physically better as your pregnancy progresses and may even make delivery easier for you. So get going!

Moms Like Me / I Wish I Had Known

About leaking breasts: "I was around 6-months pregnant, sitting at my computer playing a game and all of a sudden my shirt was soaked! It was all sticky. I was freaked out about it! My mom explained that it was normal and that my body was preparing for the baby." --singlemom2abi

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