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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 25

Baby is getting more & more curious and explores their surroundings by touching the cord and feeling their face & hands

Their hands are now much more developed and they can make a fist or clasp as well as getting more familiar with their surroundings.

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Baby is as big as a Head of Broccoli
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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 26

Soon your baby will be able to store memories from their time in the womb

Iron is a key nutrient to support your baby's brain development which is still growing rapidly so make sure you are including iron rich foods such as red meat, eggs or pulses.

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Baby is as big as a Lettuce
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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 27

Baby's eyes will soon reopen after being closed for the last few weeks

Your baby now looks very like how they will look at birth and they are gaining weight, storing fat and their body is getting bigger.

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Baby is as big as a Turnip
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 28

You have a little dreamer! Baby has their own sleeping pattern and will experience vivid dreams.

You are now in the third trimester of your pregnancy - congratulations, not long to go now! You might be starting to feel a little less sure on your feet as your centre of gravity has moved further forwards – take extra care on the stairs or in the bath or shower.

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Baby is as big as an Aubergine
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 29

Space is getting tight! As your baby has less room you might start to feel stronger movements.

Sharing these movements with your partner, family or close friends can be a very special and exciting time and is a great way of getting them involved in your pregnancy.

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Baby is the size of an Acorn Squash
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 30

Baby's eyes are almost always blue at this stage but they can change colour in the first 6 months

Over the next few weeks baby will begin to get into their birthing position. Right now it’s natural that you should be gaining weight. At this stage, your uterus is 500 times its original size!

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At this stage baby's eyes are almost always blue! But they may change in colour either before birth or during the first 6 months of life. Their head is most likely still up but in the next few weeks they will move into the birthing position with their head down. Your baby has received most of their nourishment for the last few months through the placenta and umbilical cord coming from your blood. Your baby's bone marrow is now responsible for making their red blood cells which will carry oxygen in their body and remove waste.

Baby is as big as a Cucumber
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Vitamins B6 and B12 along with iron are all important to support healthy blood - for both your own blood and your baby's new blood. Iron is found in foods such as beef, lamb, chicken and eggs as well as in leafy green veg such as spinach. Vitamins B6 and B12 are also found in chciken, fish and eggs. It may seem like there are alot of nutrients to consider to support your baby's future health but once you include a variety from each food group you should get enough of these key nutrients. Try out some of the recipes below.

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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 31

Hands are fully formed and grasping is their new favourite hobby

As you near the end of pregnancy your bump is probably getting bigger and bigger. This can make things a little more challenging but getting some gentle exercise such as swimming is still a good idea.

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Baby is as big as a Pineapple
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 32

Half of your weight gain going forward will go directly to baby

Getting the right nutrition during pregnancy can positively influence your baby's future health so continue to include a healthy balanced diet with a variety of nutrients right up until baby arrives - and beyond!

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Baby is as big as a Butternut Squash
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 33

Baby is drinking about a pint of amniotic fluid each day

They are also urinating roughly the same amount! They can move around a lot now and may suck their thumb or grab at their feet.

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Baby is as big as a Coconut
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 34

Most of baby's bones will now harden, except for their skull. This is to help ease exit through the birth canal

Your own body will also react to help ease the birth. A hormone called relaxin will help you joints and ligaments to soften slightly which will make it easier for baby to move out of the pelvis.

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Baby is as big as a Head of Cauliflower
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 35

Your little one is getting bigger, gaining about half a pound per week

Once your little one arrives, breastfeeding is the best way of nourishing them. Your breastmilk will be uniquely tailored for your baby and will change composition a number of times once your baby arrives.

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Baby is as big as a Head of Cabbage
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