What are the Reasons for 25 Weeks Pregnant Belly Pain?

Submitted by Nic on August 13, 2012

At 25 weeks pregnant, most expectant mothers are extremely excited on having completed more than half of their pregnancy term. At 25 weeks, the pregnant belly size would ensure that you cannot fit into your old jeans and other clothes would also be too tight around the waist as the uterus has now grown to approximately the size of a volley ball. The baby weighs around a pound and a half and would measure a little less than 14 inches from crown to heels. A 25 weeks pregnant belly gets noticed and becomes a good topic of conversation very often.

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At 25 weeks pregnant, your belly will measure approximately 26 to 30 centimeters, and you will be able to feel your baby’s movements easily. Feeling the baby move brings about an understandable amount of excitement as the baby makes its presence felt.

At 25 weeks pregnant, a small belly may be observed in some women. There is no need to be alarmed by this as every woman’s body behaves differently during pregnancy. If there is something wrong, your doctor will definitely inform you of the same. The most probable cause for a small belly is that the uterus is still expanding in the pelvic region and may show more after a while. The baby may also be small in size and this is mainly influenced by the stature of the parents. Low weight gain may also be responsible for a small tummy.

There are a number of reasons for 25 weeks pregnant belly pain. The most common reason for pain experienced around the belly region during this phase of pregnancy is connected with the ligaments that hold the uterus in place. As the uterus expands and becomes heavy, it is but natural that it will exert pressure on these ligaments. This causes some amount of discomfort, usually on either side of the uterus. In some cases, the pain may stretch out to the pelvic region as well as the lower back as a result of the pressure exerted by the uterus. However, this pain does not remain for a long time. Relaxation and good posture can help you deal with this type of pain. Other reasons for tummy pain are indigestion and irregular bowel movements that are very common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes as well as a weakened immune system. The expanding ribcage and pressure exerted by the growing uterus on various organs could also be cause for pain experienced in the belly. If the pain persists or occurs in the form of regular contractions, consulting your medical practitioner immediately is highly recommended.

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