Pregnancy Week 25

It is now 24 weeks from your last menstrual period. Your baby is now at 22 weeks gestation and is almost 8 1/2 inches long from crown to rump (111/2 inches from head to toe).

Baby’s skin is wrinkled, translucent, and pink to red. If you could see your baby, you could see her bones, organs and vessels. Your baby will start to develop tiny air sacs called alveoli in the lungs and will start to make primitive breathing movements. Your care provider may do a cervical check to assess for risk of preterm labor.

Advice for Mom

You might want to give some thoughts now as to whether or not to circumcise your baby if it is a boy. Discuss the pros and cons with your Doctor. Circumcision is not recommended as a routine procedure.

Sciatica (lower back and leg pain) is common in pregnancy. The pain may pass as the baby changes position, or it may linger until you’ve delivered. A support, rest and a heating pad applied locally may help.

In your wildest dreams! Many women have bizarre and vivid dreams during pregnancy.

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