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    Your Pregnancy Week by Week


    Stage Details

    Your baby is around the size of your forearm. You have probably been feeling baby movements more frequently and vigorously. Over the next few weeks the baby will start putting on more fat and muscles. 

    Pregnancy Symptoms

    Now that you have entered 26th week of pregnancy ,you will now probably experience some of the late-pregnancy discomforts like:  

    • Gestational Hypertension: There can be a slight rise in blood pressure during this phase .Few women are at risk of increased complications due to hypertension rise of blood pressure.It is advised to keep a check om it to avoid any uncertainity. 
    • Braxton hicks contractions: Due to occasional tightening of uterus, there can be some contractions that somewhat feel like labor pains. But these contractions go away on switching the positions. But in case the pain or contractions don’t stop, consult your doctor immediately.  
    • Restless leg syndrome: You may also want to just move your legs without any reason. This is termed as restless leg syndrome and precipitates by caffeine intake and due to extreme tiredness.  

    Exercise and physical activity: 

    When you’re doing physical activity, drink lots of water and pay attention to your body and how you feel. If you feel dizziness, headache, bleeding from vagina or fluid leaking from vagina, chest pain or breathlessness stop exercise right away and consult your doctor immediately. 

    • Things to do this week
    • Drink lots of water  
    • Take rest during daytime 
    • Eat a well balanced diet divided into small meals 
    • Track your blood pressure at regular interval 
    • Intake of selenium is important for defense mechanism of the baby to stay protected from diseases. It is also involved in the regulation of immune system and thyroid function. So, include selenium foods in your diet like, veg: brazil nuts, brown rice, lima beans, broccoli, spinach, cabbage , seed (sunflower, flax and sesame) & non-veg: tuna, sardines, chicken, lamb etc.