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Updated 21 November 2014

Week 25: 15 weeks to go!

Your heart is working twice as hard as that of a non-pregnant woman. It circulates six litres of blood per minute.

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What is happening to your baby:

  • If your baby hears a loud noise, he/she may blink.
  • The structures of the spine - 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments - begin to form.
  • The nostrils begin to open.
  • The head and body are well proportioned.
  • Blood vessels of the lungs develop.

What is happening to you:

  • You may be suffering from backache because your uterus places pressure on your back and pelvis.
  • Your heart is working twice as hard as that of a non-pregnant woman. It circulates six litres of blood per minute.
  • Increased blood supply may make you feel hot and sweaty.

What to do:

  • If your back is giving you problems, ask your doctor what you can do to alleviate the discomfort.
  • Be on the look-out for signs of premature labour.

 
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