How does the baby grow?
From head to heel, the baby is now about 34cm long and weighs 680 grams. The baby’s body is no longer thin and long but begins to accumulate fat and become fuller. As a result, wrinkled skin begins to stretch and the fetus gradually becomes more like a newborn. The baby’s hair is also growing more – and if moms can see it, moms will be able to discern the baby’s hair color and type now.
Changes occurring in the mother’s body during the 25th week of pregnancy
Moms’ hair is now becoming thicker and shinier than ever because of hormonal changes that make the hair last longer than usual.
Moms may also find that moms cannot walk as gracefully as before. Unless the doctor has advised moms to limit physical activity, continue exercising but follow some safety rules: Do not exercise when feeling too tired and stop if feeling pain, dizziness, or trouble breathing. Do not lie on the back and avoid sports and exercises that easily cause moms to lose balance. Drink plenty of water, and take time for both warm-up and rest for the body to cool down after exercise.
When moms have a glucose challenge test at the 24th week to 28th week, a blood test may be done at the same time to check if moms have anemia. If a blood test shows that you have iron deficiency anemia (the most common type of anemia), the doctor may recommend iron supplements.