26th week of pregnancy
On 26th week of pregnancy the future mother needs to pay attention to the regularity of the wiggling of the baby, to follow the diet and weight, to prepare for maternity leave. How passes 26 week of pregnancy for a woman, and how the child will grow and develop we will consider in the following points:
The course of pregnancy at the 26th week
A growing abdomen presses against the diaphragm, which constricts the breathing of a pregnant woman. She may have shortness of breath, feeling that there is not enough air. It will be more difficult to put on shoes, to overcome long distances and steps.
Weight gain this period of pregnancy can be 5-9 kg., and due to weight gain, the expectant mother may be concerned about back pain and heaviness in the legs. Perhaps, at the 26th week of pregnancy, a woman will feel the training battles of Brexton-Higgs. Wiggling baby at 26 weeks gestation become more frequent, especially in the evening and at night.
What happens on the 26th week of pregnancy?
Virtually all expectant mothers by the 26th week of pregnancy have a dark streak from the abdomen down to the pubis. For some, it becomes a surprise, while others perceive it with joy, as a sure sign of pregnancy. With each passing day the strip becomes more pronounced, but after birth will necessarily disappear, as well as all other pigmentation on the face and body. Scientific name pigmentation of pregnant women Chloasma, the cause is the hormonal changes in the body of a woman. Against the backdrop of hormonal adjustment, the pigment system is disrupted, and melanin in the skin is distributed unevenly. The cause of pigmentation during pregnancy can also be a lack of vitamins, especially vitamin B, C and folic acid, as well as copper, zinc, iron and other substances.
A thrush during pregnancy must necessarily be treated, for this the doctor prescribes systemic or local medications. Since candidiasis occurs against the background of immune deficiency, the treatment regimen includes general restorative and immunomodulating medications, as well as bifidobacteria.
Overflow of the bloodstream at this stage of pregnancy can trigger such a phenomenon as regular nasal bleeding. Constant loss of blood causes iron deficiency anemia. Despite the fact that iron deficiency anemia usually does not go very badly, the constant lack of oxygen that occurs while it can cause complications in the fetus, and weakened immunity can cause caries and gum disease in the expectant mother (gingivitis of pregnant women), so it's important to take care of oral cavity and teeth.
Analyzes at the 26th week of pregnancy
Most often at the 26th week of pregnancy there are no necessary tests. At the reception of a doctor women's counseling ask the future mother to stand on the scales, measure blood pressure and stomach volume. If a general blood test and a general urinalysis have been performed the day before, the doctor will evaluate their indications, if they are not normal, they can prescribe additional examinations.