Doctor Tips, Weeks 14-26

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Week 26

Feeling unsteady on your feet? Falling during pregnancy is a common problem. Read more about week 26.

As your belly gets bigger and your center of gravity shifts, it is important to go more slowly when doing routine things like walking down stairs or carrying groceries. What was no problem a few weeks ago might now make you a little wobbly, and to avoid a fall on your abdomen be sure to slow down, wear practical and supportive shoes and hold on to hand rails. Another thing that can make you a little shaky is that your joints are looser, once again thanks to pregnancy hormones. All of these add up to an increased risk of slipping and falling. If you do fall, call your doctor or midwife for advice. Depending on how hard you fall and where you landed, they may want you to go to the hospital to monitor your baby.

Read more about week 26.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020

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  1. This is one of the only memories I was actually able to keep up with during my 2nd pregnancy! With my 1st, I kept a pregnancy journal of sorts with things that were happening, doctor’s notes from each appointment, belly pictures each week, nursery updates… With #2, #1 was in full-blown toddler mode, so belly pictures were my only documented memory. I’m glad I made myself continue that tradition!

    1. It’s so true, the 2nd (and 3rd and 4th….) kids start having way less documentation even from before they are born! Thank goodness for smartphones these days 🙂


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