Your Pregnancy Week 25

Your Baby

The structures of your baby's spine are beginning to form while the blood vessels of the lungs develop as well. Also, his nostrils are beginning to open. Your baby now has fully formed fingerprints and his bones are continuing to harden. If your baby were delivered now it would have a chance of surviving due to some great advances in medicine. The premature baby could survive in anincubator for few months. His taste buds are forming, and he may be developing a weakness for sweets. He is about 13 inches long and weighs a pound and a half.

Your Body

You are probably feeling very good about your pregnancy at this point. You are showing, people know and your overall health and energy have improved. Perhaps it is time to start thinking about what happens after baby comes. Is the nursery ready? Where will your baby sleep? Have you chosen baby names for both boys and girls (if you haven't learned the gender of your baby yet)? These little things need your attention, too. And, during the next few weeks, you should take care of whatever is needed so you will be ready for your big day.

Your doctor may want to begin seeing you more often now. As the delivery date gets closer he will want to monitor fetal heartbeat, movement and your fundal height, as well as check your overall health.