Pregnancy week 26

Pregnancy information: week 26 of being pregnant - Other people may feel your baby's kick under your bump and you'll probably feel her movements every day.
You

Go to the dentist for a check up if you have not been in the last three months, if you need any work there is still time before your baby is born. Other people may feel your baby's kick under your bump and you'll probably feel her movements every day. You may feel like you are going to tip over because of the weight you are carrying at the front of your body, and you may have problems tying shoelaces or driving.

Your hair normally grows in a growth/loss cycle, but hair loss slows in pregnancy so it appears thicker. The extra hair starts dropping when your baby is about three months old. Invest in a haircut that will be easy to maintain once your baby is born.

Your baby

Your baby will have a major growth spurt from now until 29 weeks. By 26 to 28 weeks the lungs are more ready to breathe if your baby was to be born early. Your baby's heartbeat has dropped to an average of 150 beats a minute now. Boys tend to have rates below this and girls above.

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I pray that the good Lord takes care of me until am due . my back pain is too much for me .
by naa05 9th May 2011, 10:29am
think mrssm09 was quite inconsiderate writing the comment about losing a baby,i lost a baby at 35weeks in 09 and now im 25weeks pregnant sorry if the reality of what can happen hurts bt it is part of life for some of us !
by lauraHL 11th Apr 2011, 9:45am
my back gets tired everyday so is that okay in pregnancy?
by Koladino 24th Jan 2011, 8:53am
To jobo21. I was feeling the same as you. I went to the Doctor and those were symptoms of low iron levels. Some over the counter iron supplements fixed it, but you need a blood test to find out how your iron levels are at this stage in your pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon as it's no fun at all feeling that exhausted all the time.
by lilaidansmum 27th Aug 2010, 5:08pm
In the 26 week of pregnancy the body of the women changes and strat experience more discomfort including pressure and back pain as your belly continues to grow larger.The legs get cramps most of time as one can experience it commonly. The streching of leg and having healthly diet food helps a women lots in nutrient of baby.Remember that your added girth and the changes in hormones will change the way your body responds to exercise. You want to make sure you do not injure yourself. One way to prevent this is through routine stretching. Some women might start complaining of pain or discomfort around their ribs or in their lower abdomen. Your little one is getting stronger, and her strength combined with the growing size of your uterus, which is pressing against your organs may cause you to have some discomfort.
by Jahnavipat 11th Aug 2010, 5:37pm
hi, im 24 weeks pregnant with my 4th child, already have 3 daughters, had scan and he thinks its another girl but cant be sure, but a medium yesterday told me shes positive its a boy, my husband would love a son so fingers crossed ladies
by ambers71 11th Aug 2010, 5:33pm
Dear Mistykay,
Sorry for the loss of your 1st child but sometimes its inappropriate to write about it on a blog as i can freak out mums to be. I know you pain will neve4r go away but this is blog is meant to talk about pregnancies not death. Other people do ot need to get freaked out by your comment esp as it has no relevance.
by mrssm09 11th Jun 2010, 5:27pm
Thats so true having all off that especially bubba kicking a lot and teeth killing me wisdom teeth coming through bad at the moment hurts cant wait to have my son in july x
by GeorgiaMumToBe 18th May 2010, 4:43pm
Hi,
Im now 26 weeks pregnant and im finding it hard to sleep, the baby seems to kick after 11pm at night and doesnt stop till early hours of the morning, does anybody have any good remedies to get to sleep whilst the baby is kicking you. x
by easytiger336 14th May 2010, 3:54pm
Hi This is my first time logging onto this website seems good, i'm just into my 26 weeks and feeling quite rubbish emotionally. Like you sonia i too am exposed to a very inconsiderate boss. I am usually able to let things go over my head when people upset me but now i find myself getting very worked up and unable to manage my emotions. I think it is just time for a nice relaxing christmas break ! ! Just hope the back ache ease's up a bit thankfully i have not had any heartburn. I love the feeling of my baby moving inside me its amazing. Any tips on relaxation while in work sitting at a desk ? ? ?
by louise347 14th Dec 2009, 10:15am
I'm constantly feeling her kicking and punching me. It freaks me out. This pregnancy hasn't been a bundle of joy for me due to emotional stress which i know i should try and control (but what do you do when you're exposed to it by inconsiderate people). When i do get stressed i find that i get a heartburn sensation followed by sickness. Other than this, when i feel her move around twiching and rolling, it put a perspective back into things. Yes i'm urinating frequentely too. Backache yes. I usually try and sleep on my left hand side, she starts kicking me when i sleep on right hand side. Any tips on what position baby should be in a this stage? Thanks. Sonia Raichura
by sonson 26th Nov 2009, 9:41am
I'm currently 26weeks pregnant too....have been feelin extremely tired n can see my baby's movement thru my clothes. Baby's movements r like a mini earthquake n my tummy shakes like jelly! Keep getting heartburn n den wil vomit! I also need to urinate frequently...any1 else also experiencing this?
by jsabrina 9th Nov 2009, 10:21am
hey iam also 26 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing the same! i hope week 27 is better to! x
by Jen1986 7th Jul 2009, 10:04am
i am 26 weeks and have been feeling realy tired and dizzy. i have also been getting palpatations and have to have my heart monitored for 24 hours. i feel out of breath all the time and find it hard to do simple things like clime the stairs. my baby is really active and can see her moving through my clothes. i am not finding 26 weeks enjoyable and hope 27 is better xx
by jobo21 6th Jul 2009, 9:04am
This is my 3rd pregnancy. My 1st daughter died at birth. My 2nd daughter is now 6yrs going on 7. Naturally I am terrified of what may come with this daughter, but I have learned that every pregnancy truly is different. I don't remember having this burst of energy b-4, I didn't have heartburn b-4 (like now) and I didn't have morning sickness b-4 (like I did this time.) My point it is, there isn't one correct answer, everyone is different as well as every pregnancy.
by Mistykay 16th Mar 2009, 9:19am
I'm having my first baby and my family wants us to find out the the sex of the baby but my hubby and i want to be surprised.. Any thoughts ?
by AnneA 24th Feb 2009, 9:44am
Iv jus started to get a pain like that mine seems to be after iv eaten or done too much find it hard to breath aswell.. Also over the last few weeks i seem to be always tiered n very lightheaded n dizzy any1 else feel like this
by Sammarsh 8th Jan 2009, 9:36am
im 26 weeks pregnant and would like to know how often my baby should be moving or kicking?
by elltray 5th Jan 2009, 9:18am
I have this excruciating pain just below my boobs, where my bra sits. Its not where my bra is too tight as I wear it as little as possible. Its like a burning sensation. Has anyone else had this?
by KatDay 5th Jan 2009, 9:18am
I dont know if Im the same as anyone else but my temper has been atrocious, my partner cant seem to do anything right in my eyes, through no fault of his own, but he's always there when i need a back or foot rub. :-)
by larax25 22nd Dec 2008, 8:50am
week 26 and counting, my baby has been really active i been getting kicked and elbowed so hard i can see it through my clothes. i been really tired but got my first bigger bra and im up a cup size! yay! Don't feel good about sayin goodbye to all my under-wires though.
Havnt felt braxton kicks yet but very curious to know what they feel like.
by mumma2b 22nd Sep 2008, 3:40pm
Yeah I have found the same, although I have started to get tired in the last couple of weeks, the doctor has now signed me off work for a few days to recharge my batteries!!

They say the 2nd trimester is when you should feel brilliant, but I never!! I never knew how tiring pregnancy would be and it's only gona get worse now untill the birth!! Oh well I can't for my husband and me to meet our son!!

xx
by smelen 17th Jul 2008, 11:03am
I suddenly felt that wk 25 was a breeze, then wk 26 came and I seemed to tire easier, have more indigestion, had my first braxton hicks (which freaked me out!), constant broken sleep and a new natural waking time of between 5-6am every morning! my ankles and feet have really swelled today too, I can't get my ring off my finger and keep getting tingling/numbness in my hands/arms in the night.

The only bonus is that my boob size has gone up again - the best thing about being pregnant so far!! :O)
by Tracybunnies 14th May 2008, 8:51am

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