Your Pregnancy At Week 26

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In a nutshell
Shortness of breath
Your baby’s eyes will open for the first time
Your centre of gravity will have changed
There should be lots of movement in your bump

Your Body at Week 26

When changing position or standing up to quickly, you may have noticed that feel lightheaded or dizziness. This is very common at this stage in pregnancy, as the increased volume of blood takes a little while longer to distributed to the rest of your body.

Making sure you are not getting up to quickly can reduce those dizzy spells. If however, you do find yourself become faint, sit down wherever you are, with your head in between your knees and take a few deep breaths. Allow the blood from your legs to travel up to your brain as quickly as possible.

Your Baby At Week 26 

At this point in your pregnancy, your baby's eyelids will have opened. Every baby is born with blue eyes, but the final colour of their eyes is not revealed until many weeks after you have given birth. 

Week 26 TODO's

  1. If you haven’t already decided on your birthing options and need some more advice, talk to your doctor or midwife for some more advice.
  2. Check out the benefits you are entitled to whilst you are being pregnant.
  3. Start listing the top 5 day-care places you may want to send your little one once you decide to go back to work.

Week 26 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English form of Milo Meaning: "Soldier or Merciful"
Gender: Female Origin: Hebrew Meaning: "Pleasantness"

Recipe of the Week

Beef Cheek Minestrone
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
3 hours
Serves 6
12 Ingreds


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g beef cheek
  • 1 cup of canned chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 95g tomato paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 125g risoni pasta
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • Cooking Instructions

      • Heat oil in a pan over a medium – high heat. Season beef, then cook for 3-4 minutes until browned.
      • Add carrot, celery, garlic and onion to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soften. Return the beef to pan with tomato paste and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
      • Add tomato and stock, while seasoning. Then bring to a simmer.
      • Reduce to a low heat and partially cover. Cook for 2 hours or until beef is tender.
      • Add risoni and cook for a further 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach until wilted.

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