The fetus is holding high activity now. As a pregnant
woman, you may experience leg cramps and tingling in
The fetus in week 25
The fetus is now 23 weeks old. It is about 30
centimeters long and weighs 800 grams - compared to a
pre-popped bag of micropopcorn.
The fetal skin is not as transparent as before, but
it is still wrinkled. The eyelashes grow out and the
nostrils begin to open.
Already the fetus has the opportunity to survive if
it were born. However, it will be very premature and
will require great resources from everyone around. The
danger of complications is thus great. Fortunately, few
children are born so early.
The little miracle is very active at this stage and
you notice a big difference between a kick from a small
foot and a pressure from a hand. In week 25, the
movements are so strong that even dad can feel them. Let
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Being pregnant in week 25
Many women suffer from tight legs. Unfortunately,
there is not much you can do to relieve it, but massage
can help a little. You can also test to apply a cooling
cream to your legs or to push hard against the floor.
Feel free to ask your parties to massage you.
Some pregnant women also experience tingling in their
hands. It is also called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Some
pregnant women get the feeling that it stings like
needles, especially in the thumb and forefinger, and
they may experience a lack of power and feeling.
Sometimes it applies to the entire hand and forearm.
However, most people go after the birth.
It is normal to experience swelling in the legs at
the end of the day and many become sore or nauseous when
lying on their back. This is because the uterus presses
against the spine. In this case, you should flip di g on
the side or place a pillow under one side.
Good tips for week 25
To prevent urinary leakage later in pregnancy and
after childbirth, you should already start training the
pelvic muscles. You do this by squeezing - as if to take
a break when kissing - a couple of times a day. By
starting already, it will be easier to do the same
exercises even after childbirth.
Massage and cooling creams can help with leg cramps.
Place a pillow under one side if you want to lie on
your back. They do not relieve pressure against the
spine and can help with dizziness and nausea.
Intercourse does not accelerate childbirth
Studies kill another myth.
According to a study conducted at the Ohio State University of Medicine,
intercourse at the time of estimated childbirth has no effect that may
accelerate childbirth. In fact, this study shows the opposite - that intercourse
at the estimated date of delivery can lead to waiting a few days extra.
93 women who underwent an uncomplicated pregnancy and were expecting a child
(ie not twins or more) participated in the study. All were in pregnancy week 37
or more and thus within the normal time for estimated childbirth. The women were
asked at the weekly check if they had had intercourse during the period and in
that case how many intercourse. About half of the women had had intercourse the
weeks before the birth. The women who had had intercourse during the period in
question gave birth on average after 39.9 weeks of pregnancy, while the average
for those who had not had intercourse during those weeks was 39.3 weeks of
pregnancy. Statistically, these are clear numbers. Of those who did not have
intercourse during the last few weeks of pregnancy, there were also fewer who
started the delivery.