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

Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 7
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 7

Month 7 of pregnancy is all about nesting. Now that Baby's lungs are almost fully developed, the end is in sight. Still, those pregnancy aches may be nearly unbearable -- find out how to get relief.

Your Changing Body

You may be prone to edema, the swelling of hands and feet, around this time. Drinking a lot of water can help flush out excess fluid so you have a better chance of fitting into your shoes and rings. Chugalug!

Your Developing Baby

You may notice your baby's sleeping patterns becoming more regular based on when there's a lot of kicking and when things seem a bit more quiet. He or she also has more hair now, and can distinguish your voice from your partner's.

Your Pregnancy

Your baby is gradually becoming more stable in both positioning and habits. Meanwhile, you may become a little insecure about your weight gain. Remember, there's a baby in there (as well as all the fluid retention that comes with it)--you need those pounds!

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!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 26

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 26

Your Baby

Your Body

Your Self

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    Find out where to go to take classes on childbirth, caring for your newborn and more.

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  • Your Social Life

    Keeping your social life alive and well while you're pregnant is important for your emotional health.

Diet & Exercise

Q & A