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Weekly Pregnancy Guide - Week 26
Weight: 1.71 lbs 775g
Length (CHL): 13.39" 34.0cm
Heart rate : 144 bpm
Although they've been shut for the last few months, your baby's eyes are opening and beginning to blink this week.
The optic nerve may also be working already, so if you shine a light on your abdomen, your baby may respond. The uterus allows some light to be seen, so your baby is aware of lightness and darkness in your environment.
You may be able to hear the heart beat using external monitors (instead of the expensive dopplers).
It should be possible for other people to begin feeling the baby from the outside by placing their hands on your abdomen. The kicks can occasionally be hard enough that they can even be seen on the belly!
Also, you may sometimes find one part of your belly harder than other areas. That is probably your baby's head!
If your partner is not already doing so, encourage him to also start talking (and even playing the kicking game) with your baby. The more the both of you talk, the more easily will your baby recognize your voices upon birth.


Week 26 Fetus Picture(s):

week 4 embryo blastocyst

Week 26 pregnant belly picture:

week 2 - pregnant belly


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