Pregnancy Calendar - Week 26
The air sacs in your baby's lungs are developing this week, which means that he just may be able to take a breath at the end of this week. These sacs continue developing until your child is nine years old. Eyes, brain and ears are all still developing this week, and baby can recognise light and dark, and hear your voice and even your partners voice. Baby now weighs about 750 grams and is approximately 35.5cm long.
The placenta becomes thicker now, rather than wider. At this stage of pregnancy, you become more uncomfortable. If you find that the discharge you've been experiencing increases or thicker and itchy, you may have a yeast infection. You may also be suffering from temporary incontinence, which means that you leak a small amount of urine when you laugh or sneeze, this can be embarrassing, but using a panty-liner will help you feel more confident. If you feel you need to urinate more frequently (which is very very frequently in pregnancy), you may have a urinary tract infection. It is important to get all conditions checked by your healthcare professional.