Your Pregnancy Weeks 25 to 27

Your baby

At this stage, your baby is over 13 inches and weighs almost 2 pounds. As you get closer to your due date, your baby’s hearing and sense of touch will continue to develop. The eyes will begin to open and close, after being shut tight since way back in your first trimester.

Your body

You’ve had a pregnant belly for a while, but this is the stage when you’ll get a pregnant belly button. As your baby needs more and more room, your uterus will start pushing your abdomen out, and your navel will start popping out. It may look funny, but it’s harmless and temporary. Your belly button will go back to normal a few months after your baby is born.

Feeling like you can’t catch your breath? It’s just your growing uterus pressing on your diaphragm and crowding your lungs. You’ll feel better as soon as your baby settles down into your pelvis and your body starts preparing for childbirth.

list icon Your to-do list
  • Keep taking your prenatal vitamins to make sure your growing baby gets all the nutrients he or she needs.
  • Learn about your pain management options on delivery day.
  • Learn the signs of preterm labor.
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    Developing Baby, 25-27 Weeks Pregnant
    Developing Baby, 25-27 Weeks Pregnant
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    Common Pregnancy Blood Tests and What They Mean
    Common Pregnancy Blood Tests and What They Mean
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    Gaining Childbirth Education
    Gaining Childbirth Education
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    Signs of Preterm Labor
    Signs of Preterm Labor
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