At 25 weeks pregnant, it can all start to feel very real. You’re officially well over halfway to full term.
While it is undoubtedly an exciting time, it’s natural to also feel anxious about the changes happening to your body. Knowing what to expect can help you feel more prepared and confident, so here are the key symptoms and milestones to be aware of at this time, including advice from a Flo expert.
Your baby at 25 weeks pregnant
Your baby might change position
Your baby is peeing
It can be a funny thought, but your baby at 25 weeks of pregnancy is now peeing. Weird, right? In fact, the fluid surrounding them in your uterus — called the amniotic fluid — is now mainly made up of pee. This fluid is constantly circulating around your baby, who keeps swallowing it and then peeing it out. This might sound odd, but rest assured, it’s completely normal. This water-like substance is actually good for your baby, as it’s full of nutrients, hormones, antibodies, and other fluids to help keep them healthy. Fun fact: If you later notice your water break, which can be a key stage of labor, it’s the amniotic fluid that leaks from your vagina.
How big is a baby at 25 weeks?
Length (crown to heel): 33.7 cm or 13.3 in.
Weight: 785 g or 1.7 lb.
Size: Equivalent to a bunch of grapes
All measurements are approximate and vary within the normal range.