Pregnancy Week 26

Twenty Six Weeks Pregnant

You just step into the third trimester at this week. Your baby’s hearing capability may improve, blood pressure may be increased. You can find out more about your pregnancy and what to expect at this week.

How many months it will be if you are 26 weeks pregnant?

You are 7th month pregnant if you are in 26 weeks of your pregnancy. Only few months are to go. But many of the women have some queries about their baby’s growth, belly shape and other symptoms.


How big is my baby at 26 weeks?

Your baby is growing in tremendous way during this week. Your baby is as long as zucchini. He will have weight around 1.68lb and gain height 14.02 inches.

Baby has more hair on his head. Eyebrows and eyelashes are more recognizable.


There will be many developments at this week within baby. Following are some improvements:


Your baby’s ears will be more developed at this week. His ears will be more sensitive than ever before. Now he will have ability to hear your and your partner’s voice when you talk to each other.

Heart rate:

Baby’s heart rate will slowed down this week significantly from 180 beats per minute to 140 to 150 beats per minute. This can be examined through cardiotocography or CTG machine during antenatal care. It is helpful method of checking your baby’s health safety.


Now baby may develop some sleeping and waking patterns. So do not be surprised if baby is active while you are still and sleeping at the time you move.

Immune system:

The immune system has start building up in your baby’s body, which help your baby to fight against infections and diseases after birth. 


This week eyes are forming and after few weeks they will begin to open. But color may be appearing later after few months or after birth. Eyelashes are also start growing and preparing the eyes for opening.

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