Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 26
It's week 26 of your pregnancy and your baby is becoming more stable. Learn more about his development as well as how to deal with several pregnancy-related discomforts including sleep positions, Braxton Hicks contractions, and uncomfortable intercourse.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
At this point, your baby is awake and asleep at very specific times of the day. Find out about his sleep patterns, and what they mean.
Your Changing Body
By now, you've probably gained around 15 pounds -- and possibly even more, depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. It may sound like a lot and you may not be loving your pregnancy size, but remember it's a necessity.
Your Developing Baby
Your baby has settled into a distinct sleep-wake pattern. You may notice that sometimes he's very active and kicking or punching, and other times he sleeps.
Tip of the Week
Edema -- aka the swelling of your hands and feet -- may make it hard to get your rings on and your shoes off these days. In fact, 75 percent of pregnant women experience this side effect.
Your Week 26 To-Do List
1. Interview potential pediatricians.
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!