Pregnancy Week 25

You've made it to your third trimester! Learn how your baby is developing as well as how to deal with rib pain, spider veins, the risks of preterm labor, and more.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Developing Senses: Weeks 22 to 25 of Pregnancy
Developing Senses: Weeks 22 to 25 of Pregnancy

Your baby's ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel are developing stronger each day. Learn which of her senses are already working.

Your Changing Body

Soon you'll go from a little baby bump to a full-blown pregnant belly that will be both wide and long. That's because your uterus isn't just expanding outward, but also upward.

Your Developing Baby

We know you're probably putting off the thought of baby poop as long as you can, but that's exactly what?s starting to form this week: your little one's first bowel movement, which won't actually come out until after his or her birth. Crazy, right?

Tip of the Week

You know how pregnancy can wreak a little havoc on your digestion? Your baby's working on putting his or her own digestive system to work!

Your Week 25 To-Do List

1. Update or attain life and disability insurance.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Ask Parents About Week 25

We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 25

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 25

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Bigger and Bigger Breasts

    Find out why your breasts continue to grow in the third trimester and what you can expect post-delivery.

  • Breathlessness

    You may be feeling especially short of breath during your third trimester. Find out why and what you can do to breathe easier.

  • Multiplying Multiples

    Learn why there has been an increase in multiple birth pregnancies in recent years and what to expect if you're having more than one.

  • Preterm Labor and Delivery

    Learn your risk factors for preterm labor and what you can do now to prepare for a potential early delivery.

  • Rib Pain

    Pain in the upper abdomen and ribs is normal for this stage of pregnancy.

Your Self

  • Enjoying Your New Figure

    Whether you love your curvier physique or hate the extra pounds, remember that your changing body is necessary to help your baby develo...

Enjoying Your New Figure

  • Pregnancy Massage

    A massage might be the perfect way to relieve built-up pregnancy tension.

  • Eating for Twins -- Or More

    Find out how to adjust your pregnancy diet when you're carrying multiple babies.

  • When Exercise is a No-No

    Exercise is usually a great way to stay healthy during your pregnancy, but sometimes your doctor may recommend you stop. Find out why e...

Q & A