25 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide
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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.

What trimester is 25 weeks? Second trimester
How many weeks of pregnancy are left? 15 weeks
How many months is 25 weeks pregnant? You’re in your sixth month.

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 seven days! Here are some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.

Your baby at 25 weeks pregnant:

What’s happening in there

  • 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 wondrous 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 it 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.

  • Appointment time: At 25 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound probably isn't on the schedule unless your OB-GYN has requested some additional monitoring. However, you may be getting the glucose challenge screening test to rule out gestational diabetes if you haven’t done so already.

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.

Baby movement at 25 weeks

You should be feeling lots of fantastic fetal movement regularly now. Your little one’s got room to move in the womb and they’ll be busy kicking, punching, and changing position. You may notice movement patterns. For example, your baby may be extra wiggly after you eat certain foods or exercise. Enjoy this precious part of pregnancy.

Your doctor may want you to monitor your baby’s kick counts, which can provide reassurance that your baby is active and alert.

25 weeks pregnant baby weight

Your baby is growing fast! They are now tipping the scale at about 1.5 lbs.

How big is your baby at 25 weeks pregnant?

25 Weeks Pregnant
Baby Weight 1.5 pounds
Baby Length ~9 inches from crown to rump
Baby Size Comparable to a head of cauliflower

25 weeks pregnant symptoms

During week 25 of pregnancy, your body is changing quickly. Your baby is now a 25-week-old fetus, and as they grow, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time.

7 common week 25 pregnancy symptoms

  1. Your hair is getting thicker and more lustrous. Enjoy those luscious lock snow, as you’ll experience some shedding once you give birth. Not to worry, though—most moms go back to pre-pregnancy hair amounts.

  2. Carpal tunnel and restless legs syndrome are common and potential symptoms at this stage of the game. Restless legs syndrome often happens when you’re lying down or trying to sleep, so take steps to maintain proper sleep habits. You may need to check with your doctor that you’re getting all the nutrients you need, like extra iron.

  3. 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.

  4. Yes, your eyes can play tricks on you. It can come in the form of dry eyes and occasional blurred vision. Weird, huh? Doctor-approved eye drops may help.

  5. Pelvic pressure, constipation, and increased blood volume make you prone to hemorrhoids. While more common during the third trimester, hemorrhoids may start developing now. They will typically go away after you give birth. Take preventative measures like eating high-fiber foods and drinking lots of fluids.

  6. More pressure from your uterus can also cause sciatica, or hip and lower back pain stemming from your sciatic nerve. Ice may provide some relief. Tell your doctor if the pain is severe or if your legs or feet start to feel numb.

  7. Experiencing mild contractions, known as Braxton Hicks, at 25 weeks is common. They may feel like menstrual cramps or a tightening of the uterus. These types of contractions, also called false labor, last up to two minutes and are generally harmless.

3 tips for week 25 for a healthy and safe pregnancy

Being 25 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to adjust to this new stage to keep you and your baby safe.

  • 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.

  • Get a mealtime game plan: Plan your meals ahead of time to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need.

  • Work out your workout: With your growing belly and changing body, you may need to tweak your exercise

    program.

Week 25 pregnancy checklist

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. If your baby gear is secondhand, just make sure that it complies with current safety regulations. 
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 and know what to do, so 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

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