The development of the baby at 26 weeks gestation, which is the end of 6 months of pregnancy, is marked by the formation of the eyelids of the eyes, but the baby still can not open his eyes or blink.
From now on the baby starts to have less room to move, and the kicks may even hurt, but they usually leave the parents quieter because they know the baby is okay.
If you lie on the bed or on the couch and watch your belly, you can see the baby move more easily. A good tip is to film this moment to remember.
Fetal development at 26 weeks
The development of the fetus at 26 weeks’ gestation shows that the brain is growing larger, but its surface was smoother, but now the characteristic grooves of the human brain begin to form.
The baby may partially open his eyes from time to time but still can not see very well or focus on an object. Most babies are born with lighter eyes and as the days go by, they will get darker until they reach normal color.
The baby’s skin is no longer translucent and a thin layer of fat can already be noticed beneath the skin.
If it is a boy, the testicles should come down completely this week, but sometimes there are babies born with 1 of the testicles still inside the abdominal cavity. If it is a girl, she may already have all the eggs properly formed inside the ovaries.
Fetal size at 26 weeks
The size of the fetus at 26 weeks’ gestation is approximately 34.6 cm, measured from the head to the heel, and the weight is about 660g.
Changes in woman
Changes in the 26-week-old woman include discomfort when standing for long periods of time due to belly weight, and there may be pain in the stitches. Some women may suffer with severe back pain, urgently to bend or to sit due to the feeling of numbness, tingling or burning that can occur in the buttocks and one leg. If this happens, it is a sign that the sciatic nerve may be affected, and physical therapy sessions may be indicated for the relief of pain and discomfort.
Good nutrition is important to ensure that the baby receives all the nutrients needed for its development but the food should be varied and of good quality because it is not a matter of quantity but quality.