25 Weeks of Pregnancy – Symptoms and Fetal Development

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In this world, the art of bringing a new life form alive is a miraculous nature’s creation where amongst all the pandemonium of the nine long months consumed by the process, the bliss of a mother and a blessed child is born from the mother’s insides and welcomed to the world outside. This is how the new being is birth and presented to the world. But the process of the new being, being made is a wonderful procedure filled with sweet and sour moments, some bitter feelings and a whole lot of emotions.

The being to be made and formed is at the early stage a lifeless form of alien speck trying to form a miniature human version. Often mothers especially in their first times have dedicated this moment and named it unfathomable. The worries of a woman stepping into motherhood for the first time have always been a step too difficult to be taken by her own. Luckily her mates and loved ones are always nearby her at this moment as she transits from a woman to a mother, a new role in her life being opened to her future.

25 weeks of pregnancy

For some this is a hard ride especially the first few months where the countless morning runs to the bathroom at the crack of the dawn only ended up in them emptying themselves every morning. Former to these they have had a long streak of sleepless nights where they have fought with sleep, insomnia winning every time. With changes occurring in the body, the mother realizes she can no longer join her friends for a Saturday night out or go trekking this weekend with her husband. This upsets her and amongst her haphazard emotions she realizes her appetite for a certain kind of desirable food has enhanced. However this is just for the early months until the mother slowly eases into her new life makes a bond with the kid growing and prospering inside of her and the magic to the journey is brought back.

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These long nine months of pregnancy calls for the baby to be monitored frequently with strict weekly doctor visits and charts of dos and don’ts. For this the medical associates count pregnancy in weeks not months. This way weekly and frequent monitoring is easy and available. Hence, the nine months turn into a 40 week deal. This is further divided into three trimesters or stages. The first trimester deals with the formation of the baby from a blastocyst to an embryo and then to a fetus.

These formations of him, in the second trimester starts developing and then the third trimester shows the perfection being perfected and readied for welcome to the outside world. Within these times an ultrasound monitors the baby’s growth and development which can be seen and felt too by the mother. In week 25, you have already crossed the threshold of half time since 40 weeks is the mark. By now your 5 weeks ahead of half time with your baby still going through changes. In this week the probable changes and development will be:


The baby in his 25th week has mastered the art of hearing to almost perfection. By now his ear bones are strong and enduring and his nerves in the brain have developed enough for him to familiarize himself with the surrounding voices. The baby now has developed a strong recognition to the similar voices or rhythms like maybe a melody. Doctors say with the baby learning up new movements, he might even respond to your voice with a kick or a punch.

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Hair Color:

With the protein keratin integrated within the cells by the starting of this week your baby’s hair follicles maybe with or without hair now gets the proper pigments it requires. So by now, you may judge the hair color from the baby through ultrasound.

Baby Fat:

While the formation was going on your baby’s internal organs were being made and perfected. In that rush the baby was still skinny growing just skin over her muscles and veins. Now with the thin veiling of the so called skin becoming prominent this week, the sagging skin is slowly getting filled by an underlying layer of fat.


All this time we were talking about the functions of the lungs as a part of the breathing process and it being perfected for the baby to breathe properly but enough of mouth breathing! This week the baby will start with his own newly formed nostrils which were plugged in all this while. With the nostrils slowly opening, the baby now can breathe through his nose too.

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Weight Gain:

With the baby growing fat at a steady pace, the weight of the baby now grows more and more as you also feel your baby bump growing heavier and heavier.  He now weighs a little somewhere one and a half pounds.

With the baby there are significant symptoms the mother has to bear.

Hair Care:

Usually the pregnancy can be ugly on the face since at around this time certain patches form on the front that affects the face. But the good thing out of pregnancy is the long lustrous hair. Mothers have often felt their hair grow thicker and silkier more nourished and tamed than before. The trick to it is the hormonal changes due to which the hair that you shed on a normal day sticks to your head and refuses to let go.


Breathlessness might be an issue at this time since the baby is continually growing giving you lesser time to adjust your internal organs. In a need for more space she pushes your internal organs to the side. With the stomach contents being pushed up, the lungs now have lesser place to expand properly which might now give you a suffocating feeling.


With the stomach contents now being pushed more and more up, the stomach now nears the esophagus so that the food downed gets little time to process before dropping into the stomach. This might cause heat burns or indigestion.