Can you believe your 26-week fetus has already grown eyelashes?
Your baby's not the only one with more hair — your own tresses may look fuller than ever. It's not that you're growing more hair, but thanks to hormonal changes, the hair that would normally be pulled out with the hairbrush is sticking around longer than usual.
Enjoy the fullness while you can — the extra hair will fall out after you give birth. Many ladies think that they lose their hair after birth, but actually, its your hair just getting back to its pre-pregnancy state...nothing to worry about.
Your baby is now the size of a...
A head of kale!
At this stage in your pregnancy, your baby will weigh almost 2 pounds. She will now start opening her eyes although there isn’t much for her to see just yet she will see a difference in light. She is also more susceptible to noise now that the nerve endings in her ears are more developed and sensitive to sound.
Your baby is now practising breathing with the amniotic fluid; this will help the development of her lungs, which is vital for her arrival into the world.
Pregnancy symptoms at 26 weeks
Trouble sleeping, headaches, swelling, pregnancy brain and Braxton Hicks contractions.
Tips and advice for pregnancy at 26 weeks
You may want to consider purchasing a home fetal doppler or fetoscope. Hearing the baby’s movements and heartbeat may help you bond before the birth.