25 Weeks Pregnant
Your baby is becoming plumper as stores of fat are deposited under the skin, while the lanugo, or fine downy hair on baby’s body, will begin to thin. Your baby is also practising swallowing and sucking, and can respond to light.
You may be thinking ahead to breastfeeding your new baby. Perhaps you know friends or family members who breastfed their babies and can share their stories, including the benefits of breastfeeding, such as the convenience, the closeness to their babies and the great benefits to babies’ immune systems.
You’ve got a million things to think about and prepare for before your baby arrives, from cots and buggies to nappies and vests – but have you thought about your birth preferences? Birth preferences can help you have the best possible birth and, while it is not a contract or guarantee that everything will happen perfectly, eumom pregnancy & birth expert Tracy Donegan finds them a flexible communication tool.
Have you suddenly started to feel down, but don’t know why? Pregnancy is a time of change, not just physically but also emotionally, which is why your emotional health needs looking after too. Depression during pregnancy is very common, and is thought to affect around one in 10 women. Speak to your midwife or doctor if things are getting too much and you don’t think you can cope – you are not alone.
Speak to your midwife or doctor if things are getting too much and you don’t think you can cope – you are not alone.