Guide to Being 26 Weeks Pregnant

What You Might Be Feeling
That jab in your side? It might be a tiny foot.
That jab in your side? It might be a tiny foot.

It's the middle of your sixth month, and you're probably pretty darned familiar with the majority of week 26 symptoms. They do go on and on, thanks primarily to those wacky pregnancy hormones. You're probably experiencing:

  • Continued skin and hair changes
  • All sorts of indigestion, including heartburn, bloating, flatulence and constipation
  • Hip and pelvic achiness (often called "round ligament pain"), from the loosening of your joints
  • Dry eyes
  • Occasional headaches and dizziness
  • Leg cramps, especially at night

Also this week, you might start to notice:

  • Increased back pain, as your belly gets bigger and your center of gravity continues to shift
  • Pelvic pain, or SPD, which results from a too-loose pelvic joint
  • Increased urination as your uterus starts pressing down on your bladder
  • Hormone-related mood swings -- not quite at trimester-one levels, but getting there
  • Something wedged between your ribs, most likely a foot
  • Increased overall activity in your womb

You're probably feeling more and more action in there every day now, including, perhaps, something oddly rhythmic.

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