The baby is weighing a couple of pounds and the lungs are growing to allow them to expand and perform normal breathing. The brain is activating more in the visual and auditory systems.
Maternal Changes on Week 26
Your uterus is two and a half inches above your navel and you might start feeling it tighten and relax at times. These Braxton Hicks contractions as they are called are normal and are your body's way of exercising for the real thing.
Pregnancy most commonly lasts 40 weeks, this website provides information of a general nature and is not a replacement for professional healthcare advise. There are many factors that can influence a pregnancy due date including age, ethnicity, number of previous children, and length of menstrual cycle. Every woman's pregnancy is different and the due date can only be estimated within a certain degree of accuracy.