Your pregnancy at 25 weeks
What's happening with mum
As baby grows and exerts extra pressure on your bladder you might find you have to pee more frequently. Although this is perfectly normal it is important to watch out for urinary infections around this time. If you feel a burning sensation when you pee or have a fever, abdominal pain or backache, check with your doctor.
That extra pressure can also cause a slowing of your intestinal movement and you can find yourself suffering from bouts of constipation. This may be alleviated by regular exercise, drinking lots of water and including foods rich in fiber into your diet.
What's happening with baby
Your baby will now be establishing their own routine. With room still available to play they will turn and spin and wriggle, reacting to noises and even the sound of your voice.
These movements are important for stimulating growth, strengthening bones and keeping joints flexible.
This will of course tire them out so nap times are required. These routines can mirror those of a newborn with almost 20 hours a day being used for sleeping.