You’re 25 weeks pregnant and it’s probably dawned on you that soon you’ll actually have to deliver this baby. That might be little scary, but it’s also exciting! What’s cool is that most hospitals will let you pre-register for delivery, which means you can fill out your admissions paperwork early so you don’t have to stand around filling out a bunch of forms while in the throes of labor.
How Big Is Baby at 25 Weeks?
Baby at 25 weeks is as big as a head of cauliflower, measuring 13.6 inches in length and weighing nearly 1.5 pounds.
25 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months?
25 weeks pregnant is five months and about two weeks pregnant.
While you’re still feeling pretty energetic, you’re probably also starting to feel weighed down by your bigger-by-the-day baby. Your 25 weeks pregnant symptoms may include:
You’ve probably gained about 15 to 18 pounds total so far. Are you 25 weeks pregnant with twins? For you it’s probably more like 25 to 40 pounds.
When you’re 25 weeks pregnant, weight gain can be a source of anxiety. We know, we know, we’ve been telling you to gain slowly and steadily, but it’s also really common for the number on your scale to jump around during this time in the second trimester. Part of that may be due to the amount of water weight pregnant women put on in mid-pregnancy. And realistically, gaining the exact same amount of weight each week just isn’t going to happen—there are naturally going to be some fluctuations—your doctor just wants you to make healthy weight gain a goal so you and baby stay as healthy as possible. (And also so your third trimester isn’t miserable because you’re carrying around a lot of extra weight!)
So don’t sweat a few extra pounds, and keep up with your healthy eating and exercise. If your weight gain really is a problem, your doctor will let you know. Instead of stressing too much about your weight, focus on what’s going on inside that 25 weeks pregnant belly.
Fetal movement at 25 weeks has become more noticeable—and you’re probably noticing some patterns. When you’re feeling lots of kicks, baby’s awake, and when you’re not, he or she is likely snoozing. Regular movement is a sign of a healthy, active baby. If you haven’t felt baby move in a while and you want some reassurance that everything’s okay, drink some ice water, play some music, or have your partner give you a light massage, and your little one might just wake up and give you a few jabs.
Baby's enjoying his or her new sense of equilibrium—yep, your 25-week fetus is now learning which way is up and which is down. In the arena of 25 weeks fetal development, baby’s growing more fat and more hair too!
It’s not likely you’ll get an ultrasound at 25 weeks pregnant, unless your doctor has ordered extra monitoring for baby. You’ll see the OB once this month if you haven’t already. Starting at week 28, your visits will get bumped up to every two weeks.
ICYMI, the glucose challenge screening test will happen between weeks 24 and 28, so if you haven’t gone yet, make sure you have an appointment set. Your doctor may ask you to not eat for several hours beforehand (not so fun when you’re 25 weeks pregnant) and then drink a sugary solution. Your blood will be drawn to see how your body’s processing sugar. This test can rule out gestational diabetes or raise a red flag, in which case your doctor would order further testing.
Reminders for the week: