26-week fetus, length from top to bottom is
about 21-23 cm, weight is about 900 - 910g.
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
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.
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.
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.
that time, the fetus weighs about 900-910g.
At this time, mother will often have
trouble with her sleep. Sleep will not be good until picking up her baby.
Headache is caused by hormonal fluctuations
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
Remember to check blood sugar from week
Nice thing to do
Buy a pregnant headset and select the
appropriate music to baby.
Take photographs to commemorate during
Prepare budget for shopping and picking up