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Your Pregnancy Weekly Guide:
During the 25th week of pregnancy, your baby uses her tiny developing hands to learn about herself and her environment. In fact, her hands have developed to the point that she can make a fist.
Here's what else is going on:
Help ensure your baby continues to build strong bones every day by eating calcium-rich foods. If your calcium intake is low, your baby will actually draw from the calcium in your bones and teeth, which could set you up for developing osteoporosis later in life. So make sure you’re getting enough calcium for both of you.
To meet your daily calcium requirement of 1,000 mg, consider eating three or more of the following foods every day (if you have special dietary requirements or needs, consult a dietitian for guidance):
250 mL (1 cup) of partly skimmed or skim milk
175 g (¾ cup) of yogurt
250 mL (1 cup) of ricotta cheese
50 g (1 ½ ounce) of semi-firm or hard cheese
250 mL (1 cup) of edamame
125 mL (½ cup) of calcium fortified orange juice
250 mL (1 cup) of calcium and vitamin D fortified soy milk
150 g (¾ cup) of tofu prepared with calcium sulfate
75 g (½ cup) of canned sardine or salmon, with bones
250 mL (1 cup) of milk-based soup
When you are around 25 weeks pregnant, the milk-producing glands in your breasts grow larger and the skin around your areolas and nipples changes in preparation for breastfeeding.
On average, you should start to gain 0.4 kg (one pound) a week during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Increase your caloric intake by 340 calories daily during weeks 13 through 26 and by 450 calories daily during weeks 26 through 40.
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