25 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

    25 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

    Congratulations! You’re 25 weeks pregnant. At this stage of your journey, new developments are beginning to unfold. Check out this week-by-week guide to find out what’s in store for your baby and your body this week.

    With week 24 of your pregnancy complete, you’re on week 25! Enjoy it, as week 26 is on the horizon!

    One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is how many changes you’ll experience with your little one over the span of just 7 days! Here’s some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.

    At 25 weeks pregnant:

    • Your baby is the size of a cauliflower.   
    • You’re in your sixth month of pregnancy. 
    • The countdown continues: you’re nearing the end of your second trimester. 
    • You’ve got 15 weeks to go!

    What happens during the 25th week of pregnancy?

    • They’re finding their voice: Those little vocal cords have finally formed, ready for laughter, tears and eventually that wonderous moment your baby says “momma.”
    • You’re not the only one feeling tired: By week 25, your baby’s going to start to find a sleep schedule of its own and that won’t always match yours. It’s not uncommon to feel your baby’s active movements when you’re relaxing and sedentary.
    • Boo! Your baby’s reflexes are so developed that you can actually startle your little one.

    What should I be feeling at 25 weeks pregnant?

    • Oh, the irony. While you’re likely experiencing labored breathing (and even snoring!), your baby’s lungs, nose and nostrils are getting ready for their first breath outside the womb.
    • As your baby’s hearing is now developed, you can have a little fun experimenting. Make sure to sing, talk and bond with your baby through voice and sound. From Beethoven to Beyoncé, try different sounds and songs to see if you get any reactions like a kick or some movement
    • Your body may be experiencing a range of symptoms from carpal tunnel in the wrists to restless legs syndrome.

    How big is your baby at 25 weeks pregnant?

    25 Weeks Pregnant
    Baby Weight 1.5 pounds
    Baby Length ~9 inches
    Baby Size Comparable to a cauliflower

    Week 25 pregnancy symptoms

    During week 25 of pregnancy, your body is changing quickly. As your baby grows, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time.

    4 common week 25 pregnancy symptoms

    • Your hair is getting thicker and more lustrous. Enjoy those luscious locks now, as you’ll experience some shedding of this pregnancy hair once you give birth. Not to worry though—most moms go back to pre-pregnancy hair amounts. 
    • Carpal tunnel and restless leg syndrome are common and potential symptoms at this stage of the game. Restless leg often happens when you’re lying down or trying to sleep, so take steps to maintain proper sleep hygiene. You may need to check with your doctor that you’re getting all the nutrients you need, like extra iron.
    • Heartburn or indigestion is also a common symptom, so make sure you’re avoiding foods and drinks that will irritate you, like spicy foods or coffee. There are several other things you can do to prevent and treat heartburn.
    • Yes, your eyes can play tricks on you. It can come in the form of dry eyes and occasional blurred vision. Weird huh?

    3 expert week 25 tips for a healthy and safe pregnancy

    Being 25 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here’s some more expert-recommended advice on how to adjust to this new stage and keep you and your baby safe.

    1. Slather that skin: Buy yourself a big bottle of moisturizer and don’t be shy about using it—it will help with the itchy skin and help prevent and fade stretch marks.
    2. Get a mealtime game plan: Plan your meals ahead to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need.
    3. Work out your workout: With your growing belly and changing body, you may need to tweak your exercise program at this point.

    Week 25 checklist: How to plan your pregnancy

    Knowing what to do week-by-week can help you feel prepared and alleviate stress. Add these new items to your to-do list this week. You’ve got this, mama!

    To-Do Complete
    Some insurance plans offer a free breast pump—find out if you qualify.
    Look into cribs, strollers or baby carriers—either new, borrowed, or used. Fingers crossed it’s garage sale season!
    If you drive, research car seats—this is a case where you may want to get new or from a trusted source.

    Learn more about your pregnancy, including pregnancy planning and pregnancy nutrition to feel prepared to continue this magical adventure. You’re armed with the facts, what to do, and now you can take time to connect with the little one growing inside you. 

    With week 24 in the rearview mirror and week 25 going strong, look to the future and what’s coming up in week 26!