Significant protrusion occurs as growth of the uterus proceeds as far as the region above the navel. Estrogenic hormone levels rise, and when tired, you can easily feel how taut the skin on you abdomen has become. The increased load on the lower and middle of the back causes pain. In addition, other problems begin to occur, such as constipation or hemorrhoids.
Fetal movement becomes stronger and more frequent. If you don't feel any movement at all for a full day, a visit to the doctor is advisable.
At 26 weeks the baby is around 35 cm and has reached around 800 g. Eyes and ears begin functioning and the baby starts becoming sensitive to light and sounds. The baby also becomes capable of fine movements such as changing its position and opening and clenching its hands.