At around week 26, the baby’s kicks that you previously enjoyed are now getting a bit stronger. She’s continuing to grow. She now measures 14 inches and close to 2 pounds. At this point your partner may be able to feel the baby when she kicks, and even hear her heartbeat when listening closely. Your baby is most likely still in the same breech position (head up) because the pear-shape uterus gives her more legroom.
This week your baby’s network of nerves in her ears are developing further. She hears your voice as well as your partner’s. Your baby is now inhaling and exhaling very small measures of amniotic fluid. This is crucial for developing her lungs and will help her when she takes her first breath.
In response to the question, “What can I do to limit bloating during pregnancy? Do you have any good suggestions?” – Sylvia L. from Texas
Bloating is a very common concern during pregnancy. Unfortunately this is a problem when you’re pregnant but luckily there are ways to limit it. Here are a few tips that can really help.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Avoid gassy foods like cabbage, beans, fried foods, spicy foods, soda and alcohol.
- Try to stay active for at least an hour after eating meals.
- Don’t wear anything that squeezes your stomach or waist.
- Rather eat six smaller meals throughout the day than eating three large ones.
- Try to elevate your upper body on several pillows.
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