baby sizes, Pregnancy Essentials

26 weeks pregnant

Your baby is about 36cm long now, he may start to suck his thumb and his eyelids are open to he is now aware of light.

What might you be experiencing?

As your baby grows and your bump gets bigger you might:

  • develop heartburn
  • have more backache
  • feel unable to breathe in as deeply as normal

Read more about the second trimester.

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