At 25 weeks pregnancy, you are consider 6 months and are nearing the end of your second trimester. You still have plenty of time left in your pregnancy, but you may want to think about signing up for childbirth classes.\r\n\r\nYou may also want to consider yoga or meditation, to prepare your body and mind for the final stretch of pregnancy. Lets see what will happen in your belly this entire week.\r\n25 Weeks Baby's Size\r\nHe is growing very fast in there, with the increasing of 100g weight from last week which makes him weighing 700g this week. Also your baby's height is increasing\u00a0 to 33cm. In all, your baby looks like a perfect cauliflower.\r\n\r\n\r\nBaby's Development\r\nThe baby\u2019s eyelids open for the first time around this week. The brain, lungs, and digestive system are formed but not fully developed.\r\n\r\nDevelopments that are underway include:\r\n\r\nHead and neck: Auditory and visual systems are activated by fetal brain waves, the lips and mouth are increasingly sensitive, vision is improving with responses to light, and the eyelids can move. Permanent teeth buds are high in the gums. The nostrils are open.\r\n\r\nLungs: These are developing quickly, but they\u00a0are not mature\u00a0at this point. They produce a surfactant that will help them expand after delivery.\r\n\r\nBlood: Small blood vessels\u00a0are forming\u00a0under the skin, called capillaries.\r\n\r\nYour baby's heart rate is now around 140 beats per minute. During gestation, the heartbeat is much faster than it will be after delivery.\r\nMommy's 25 Weeks Pregnant Belly\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen you\u2019re 25 weeks pregnant, weight gain can be a source of anxiety. Gaining weight slowly and steadily is what was recommended, but it\u2019s also really common for the number on your scale to jump around during this time in the second trimester.\r\n\r\nPart 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\u2019t going to happen.\r\n\r\nThere 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.\r\n\r\nSo don\u2019t 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.\r\n\r\nInstead of stressing too much about your weight, focus on what\u2019s going on inside that 25 weeks pregnant belly.\r\n\r\nFetal movement at 25 weeks has become more noticeable and you\u2019re probably noticing some patterns. When you\u2019re feeling lots of kicks, baby is awake, and when you\u2019re not, they\u2019re likely snoozing.\r\n\r\nRegular movement is a sign of a healthy and active baby. If you haven\u2019t felt baby move in a while and you want some reassurance that everything is okay, drink some ice water or play some music. You can even ask your partner to give you a light massage and your little one might just wake up and give you a few jabs.\r\nSymptoms of 25 Weeks Pregnancy\r\n\r\n \tDifficult to move around\r\n\r\nNow that you\u2019re getting bigger, it\u2019s understandable that it\u2019s more of an effort to move around. Do not work out when you\u2019re tired, and stop immediately if you feel pain, shortness of breath or dizziness. Don\u2019t lie flat on your back and try to avoid contact sports.\r\n\r\n \tHeartburn\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou know the deal by now, your baby is pushing against your digestive tract which can cause stomach acid to come up in your throat. Avoid any foods that trigger it and check with your doctor about using antacids.\r\n\r\n \tInsomnia\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTurn off your devices by 8pm to prevent the bluelight keeping you wide awake and ensure your bedroom is properly dark. If you're struggling, getting up and having a walk around the house is better than lying in the same spot getting more and more frustrated.\r\n\r\n \tRestless legs\r\n\r\nTingling feeling in your feet and legs, along with an urge to move them. Experts are not sure what causes it, but many women are helped by different methods, such as acupuncture, a warm bath or eating iron-rich foods.\r\n\r\n \tConstipation\r\n\r\nThis is something that women struggle with the whole way through pregnancy. Exercise lightly to get things moving, eat healthy fibrous foods and keep drinking water!\r\n\r\n \tFrequent urination\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe growth of your baby is crowding the bladder and increasing the urge to go to the toilet. Don't stop drinking though as it is super important to stay hydrated!\r\n\r\n \tGorgeous hair\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFinally, a pregnancy symptom you wish would stick around! Your hair may be fuller and glossier than ever thanks to pregnancy hormones keeping a hold of hair you\u2019d normally shed. Enjoy it while it lasts!\r\n\r\n \tBleeding gums\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA common but unpleasant side-effect of pregnancy, bleeding gums may affect you this week. Make sure you\u2019re brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly, and if you\u2019re concerned, see a dentist to talk through your worries.\r\nThing To-Do in 25 Weeks Pregnancy\r\nGetting plenty of sleep is good for you and your baby. Most adults should have between 7 and 9 hours sleep.\r\n\r\nDuring the first trimester, you probably needed a\u00a0few extra hours, made up either through sleeping longer at night or by napping during the day.\r\n\r\nIn the second trimester, many women find they have more energy and need less sleep, but as you approach the third trimester, you may\u00a0find yourself napping\u00a0again.\r\n\r\nAt night, sleeping\u00a0may be harder\u00a0because of frequent bathroom visits and physical discomfort, such as indigestion. Try limiting your food and fluid intake toward bedtime to reduce these problems.\r\nTips For The Week\r\n\r\n \tKeep up with your healthy diet: keep high-fiber diet, get plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, low-mercury fish, and lean protein. You shouldn\u2019t try to eat for two, but it\u2019 also recommended for you not to skip meals\r\n \tMild exercise: avoid contact sports, lifting excessive weights, and lying on your back. But besides that, it\u2019s fine to keep exercising regularly. Listen to your body (and your doctor!) and don\u2019t work out when you\u2019re feeling too tired, short of breath, or dizzy.\r\n \tDrink lots of water: making sure you\u2019re properly hydrated can help with constipation, bloating, and hemorrhoids.\r\n \tMoisturize: you can develop stretch marks on your tummy and breasts around week 25 of pregnancy. You can also get itchy skin rashes. Moisturize daily to relieve these issues.\r\n\r\nVisit our Motherhood.com.my for more update of weekly pregnancy and other article related to your family lifestyle.