Pregnant - week 26
ZP® - English, 18 January 2019 12:26Laatste update op: 2 August 2019 16:12
Some pregnant women have a greater need for tidying up, renovating and cleaning around this period. We call this the nesting instinct.
You may be used to the idea that your child is going to be born, but you may also have the feeling that so much still has to be done. Try to limit stress as much as possible. Keep things organized, make a list of things you still want to do and put the most important things at the top. Discuss matters you are concerned about with your partner or your obstetrician and always take a rest when it’s busy.
It is possible that your baby is moving differently, less or not at all. This can make you insecure, which in turn causes more stress. If you’re insecure about this, you can always contact your obstetrician.
This week you have reached another milestone. With the right care, your baby is now viable outside of the uterus. It is now about the size of a head of kale. Although he or she is still very small, a baby born in week 26 already has a good chance of survival. With intensive care (for instance, for the maturing of the lungs) your baby can therefore survive. The next few weeks, the chances of survival of a baby outside the uterus are increasing.