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Pregnancy Handbook : Baby Has A Size Of A Cabbage

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26-week fetus, length from top to bottom is about 21-23 cm, weight is about 900 - 910g.

Description: Pregnancy handbook: baby has a size of a cabbage

Pregnancy handbook: baby has a size of a cabbage

The overall development

26-week fetus has incredibly rapid development. Most children will reach the standard weight in this week and mothers need to pay attention to closely manage their diet to gain weight not exceeding permitted level.

From this week, the development of the fetus primarily focuses on weight; development of other functions in the body usually slows down and does not have too many mutations. Ears and nerves has been developed, and baby begins reacting to sounds heard from outside.

Description: 26-week fetus is equal to cabbage.

26-week fetus is equal to cabbage.

26-week fetus’ swallowing amniotic fluid reaction begins more mature, it begins swallowing lots and therefore, hiccup appears more. The senses of baby during this period have grown very fast, touch also develops and if lack of light shines to abandon. It will return for reacting, because its sight has evolved.

Even the womb does not have air to breathe but 26-week fetus know how to breathe. The skin of fetus is lost transparent nature and looks more opaque, redder. Its body is not big a lot but gradually more proportionate compared to the size of head. The baby's face at that time is the same that when it is born.

Your baby will continue growing, although speed is slightly slower than before. The alveolus develops but has not fully grown yet. Neurological brain wave operates at this time as that of a full-monthcor baby. Its origin comes from the cortex which is also the most developed part of brain.

Sleeping and waking model of the fetus start to be formed though still not really clear. Your baby will sleep for about 15-20 minutes per time, usually wake and step mother's womb.

Fetal size

If a 26-week fetus is compared, it will equal to a cabbage. Its length from top to bottom is about 21-23 cm, and its weight is about 900 - 910g.

Description: At that time, the fetus weighs about 900-910g.

At that time, the fetus weighs about 900-910g.

Mother’s symptoms

At this time, mother will often have trouble with her sleep. Sleep will not be good until picking up her baby.

Swelling limbs

Headache is caused by hormonal fluctuations in body.

Reduced memory

Braxton Hicks appears – pregnant women need to learn how to distinguish this symptom with labor pain. Braxton Hicks will not often and not as severe as labor pains.

Blood pressure is a bit high - this is a normal phenomenon at this stage of pregnancy.

Things you have to do

Make prenatal care regularly follow doctor's scheduled appointment.

Remember to check blood sugar from week 24-28.

Nice thing to do

Buy a pregnant headset and select the appropriate music to baby.

Choose birthplace.

Take photographs to commemorate during pregnancy.

Prepare budget for shopping and picking up baby.

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