25 Weeks Pregnant

With only a few weeks left in your second trimester, you have come pretty far—but there’s still much to go. With all the buzz surrounding baby, don’t forget to take time for yourself and your partner. If you haven’t done so lately, make sure to squeeze in a date or two because personal time may be harder to grab after delivery.

Your baby is using these weeks to fine tune systems that have developed overall, and to pack on more body fat.  Gaining weight at a rate of about ½ pound every week, your baby is growing steadily and practicing with muscles and movements that will sustain them outside the womb.

Baby’s Development

In previous weeks, your baby has completed the complex and delicate task of development. Complex networks of cells have formed tissue, organs and nerves that are essential to baby’s health and survival.  Coming weeks will allow these networks to fine-tune their function as baby packs on weight at a rate of around ½ pound every week. Weighing in at just over 1 ½ pounds and 13 ½ inches long, your baby’s nostrils are open and his or her lungs are fully formed. While life outside your belly would not be ideal at this time, all systems are in place.

The baby’s senses are developing nicely as baby is able to distinguish between sweet and salty tastes. He or she can also make out sounds—including your voice, so don’t hesitate to talk to your little one.

Changes With Your Body

Some of the symptoms you may have had in previous weeks and considered to only be  mild may intensify as your pregnancy progresses. Some of the most common difficulties experienced during this time include:

  • Nasal stuffiness (thanks, hormones)
  • Sleep difficulties from your growing belly
  • Strange dreams
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Backaches
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin discoloration, tags or rashes

You may experience some trouble with dry eyes, or sensitivity to light. You can use artificial tears or drops approved by your optometrist if you wear glasses or contacts to help with symptoms.

What To Expect

Essentially, expect more of the same.  As your baby grows in the coming weeks he or she will make his sleep cycles more clear and you will notice more clear-cut times of activity for your baby. Most women notice movement more at night or when they first lie down to sleep.  Kicks and movements will become more forceful, and you may even be able to see your belly move as your baby does when you are still.  Remember to share these moments with your partner, or those around you.

Tips/Advice

Listen to your doctor and follow his plan of care for you. If you have any complications—like gestational diabetes make sure you are following your physician’s recommendations for treatment to give your baby his or her best start at life.


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28 Comments For This Post

  1. Maria Says:

    Thanks this helps plenty!

  2. Maribel Says:

    I'm so excited I can barely wait to see, hold, touch, hug, kiss my little girl :)

  3. shanelle Says:

    i cant wait to see my baby boy

  4. Tayla Says:

    My feet are killing me :(

  5. Desiree Says:

    I am 25 weeks pregnant with my husbands and I last baby…we finally got our girl :)

  6. Vicky Says:

    Im 25 weeks and 2 days! But I mostly have a question! Is it common for the Ultrasound to show a "pee-pee" for a little boy but its a little girl. I see what I think whats a pee-pee at my 20 weeks ultrasound but Im nervous it doesnt feel like a boy…(I have a 2 1/2 year old son already) and it does not feel like a boy at all…can anyone tell me whats best to do?

  7. amber Says:

    if the ultrasound shows your having a boy.. then it's a boy! You say if feels like a girl but you can't feel the sex if the baby. It's in your head. Theres nothing you can do .. be happy with the baby your having

  8. rosie Says:

    Hey guys i am 25 weeks 2days lately ever since i am in my 25 weeks i barely feel her but like when was 19-24 weeks she wouldn't stop moving is there something to worry about i am getting a little bit scare dis is my first child

  9. shantelleo Says:

    Hey my name is shantelle, and I just had to say congrats and I just found out I am having a baby boy :) our names are so similar and the baby boy thing was cool

  10. shanna_SA Says:

    I am 25 weeks *yay* and Im having a big boy his body is already measuring a week ahead :) I'm tall so I guess he's taking after mummy woohooo, cant wait till 27 weeks when I know if he does come early his survival chance is good , I need to be in that safe zone………..otherwise I am having big problems with my medical aid covering the birth of my baby and am now beyond stressed :( having a baby in the bush seemed like it was sooo much easier back then *sigh*

  11. ambur Says:

    I am 25 weeks my due date is 6/9/11 im not sure what im having but it will b a great surprise! Im so excited and very happy that Im going to b a mom! this is my 1st baby! I wish the best for the rest of you moms and ur pregnacys! baby dust to all and to all of those who are trying to conceive god bless!

  12. kendall Says:

    Hi there! I am due the same day and this my first baby as well! I am having a baby girl, my husband and I couldn't wait to find out! Good luck and enjoy the last trimester!

  13. jammet Says:

    I'm 25 weeks too and I'm due 06/15/11 this is my third pregnancy and my first boy. Congrats to you n your family .

  14. Bryana Says:

    I am 25 weeks an this is my first baby I am due 6/18/2011 I am 19 yrs old an I am so happy to be a mommy…Sence I have been 18 weeks my baby girl hasd mesured a week an 2 days bigger than I am pregnant I am so excited for her to be here I just cant wait! I just starrted to plan my baby shower I wish everyone luck :)

  15. rosalia Says:

    Hi, there Im having a lil boy!!! Im 24 weeks pregnant :) and this baby just moves alot!! its really cool to feel your first baby inside you! and having a baby grow inside you!!! thas the most wonderful thing that could ever happen to a mom god bless:)

  16. Heavenly Says:

    thats funny, im due 7/18/2011 w/ a little girl as well!
    congrats and gud luck

  17. Christina Says:

    Heavenly I’m due July 18 with my second girl!

  18. sukh Says:

    hi my due date is 7/16/2011. i saw my little baby boy at 19 week. i m so happy

  19. Nikki Says:

    due 7/20/2011, and anxious to hold my little baby boy. He's my first baby and my husband has been so amazing this whole time doing everything that I can't do anymore for me. He's cleaning the bathroom as I type this! isn't he great!! My husband calls my Pumpkin, so we've taken to calling the baby "Pumpkin Seed" lol. it's really amazing to think of all the little babies that will be born so close to the same time as Pumpkin Seed. congrats and good luck Mommies!!

  20. melissa Says:

    im 25 weeks and 2 days with my 4th baby and its finaly a boy.. yay… i have 3 little girls so im so ready to have this little boy i cant wait

  21. charlotte Says:

    25 weeks pregnant with a baby boy :) can’t wait to see my little man, I have a 3 year old little boy aswell, his gonna love his little brother, my boyfriend was over the moon it was a boy :) soo happy.. 16/8/11 xx

  22. Zoes Mommy Says:

    Hey I am 25 weeks with a little girl. Zoe Joslynn is her name and her homecoming is Sept 15 2011 SO EXCITED…GOOD LUCK AND BABY DUST TO EVERYONE : )

  23. Kaley Says:

    I am also 25 weeks with a little baby boy. My boyfriend and I are extremely excited about this wonderful little surprise. We decided to name him Bronx. Doctors have given me 3 due dates but my permanent doctor have me September 18, 2011 which um praying for because my grandpa passed away September 17, 2010 so it would be a little miracle. Good luck to all the mommies to be!!

  24. Valerie Says:

    Hi, im 25 weeks pregnant and my husband and I are having our 1st baby boy we have 5 girls already we are soooo happy.

  25. Jen Says:

    Im 25 weeks and had a stroke a few weeks ago, anyone else ever have a stroke during pregnancy?

  26. adri Says:

    me and my fiance is having a little girl :) this is my 1st baby im 24 weeks 4 days. she moves alot one day and the next day she rarly moves at all should i be worried or is this normal?

  27. adri Says:

    im 24 weeks and 4 days me and my fiance are so excited for when our little princess comes! but this is my 1st baby and im a little worried about something one day she moves constantly then the naxt day she rarly moves. i have no cramping or bleeding is she just sleeping or should i go to my doctor?

  28. Lori Says:

    I am 25 weeks and 5 days pregnant with my first child, a trisomy 21 child, her name will be Allynnette Ilene Olivia Wise my fiancé and I are so excited

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