26th week of pregnancy

  • Biparietal diameter of foetus: 64 to 75 mm
  • Weight of foetus: approx. 900 g
  • Length of foetus: approx. 33 cm

The larger your baby becomes, the less amniotic liquid padding surrounds it. The possibility for movement is limited.


As by now you have likely developed a good sense of your unborn child, you will feel when it suddenly doesn’t move about as regularly as before. You should get it looked at if there has been no movement for more than eight hours. Usually one can see that all is well in an ultra sound image and go home reassured.


Your baby continues to diligently swallow amniotic liquid and pass it. At the end of the pregnancy, this will have increased to up to three litres a day. This trains the digestive systems and the urinary tract. Your baby is now also able to react to pain.


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