Your pregnancy at 26 weeks
What's happening with mum
Around this time your doctor may discuss screening for gestational diabetes. This is a condition which develops when your body cannot produce enough insulin to meet the increased levels required during pregnancy.
This condition usually disappears after the birth but requires careful monitoring during pregnancy to prevent certain fetal conditions such as macrosomia which can have serious consequences for your baby.
You may find yourself suffering more from heartburn now as hormones exert their influence yet again, causing the muscles to relax, including the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach. This can cause gastric acid to seep back up ito your throar causing discomfort and an acid taste.
What's happening with baby
Your baby will now be around 9 inches long and will weigh approximately 1.6 pounds.
At 26 weeks eyebrows and eyelashes are formed and eyes begin to open.
Baby's lungs continue to develop and he is almost able to begin breathing air.
If you are having a boy, his testicles are now descending into the scrotum.
If you are 26 pregnant your due date is from Friday, 5 November 2021 through Thursday, 11 November 2021.
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