The child

The child

Your baby measures about 11 inches (28 cm) from head to foot and weighs about 1.25 pounds (565 gm) at the start of the week and about 1.5 pounds (665 gm) at the end of the week.

White blood cells that help the baby to fight infection have started to form. The airways have taken shape and the lungs continue to develop. The inner ear balance mechanism is fully developed.

If your baby were to be born now, there’s a chance she would survive outside the uterus—though usually the lungs aren’t sufficiently developed.

Pregnancy Week 24 Baby Beige
Mother

Mother

You’ve made it through much of your pregnancy, and many women feel calmer and happier now. Continue with your exercise routine. It’s good for you and baby. Many women who are expecting enjoy water workouts or mother-to-be yoga classes. Rub essential oils or some other lovely moisturizing lotion on your belly and breasts.

Because your pelvic floor muscles are starting to stretch it’s possible that you leak a tiny amount of urine when you laugh or cough. Do Kegel exercises every day. They can help you to stay tight both during and after pregnancy, and often enhance your sex life.

Having very vivid dreams during pregnancy is common. Many women spend a lot of time thinking about what motherhood will mean to them, they may think about their relationships with their own mothers and how she behaved while they were growing up. It’s also common to wonder how your relationship with your partner will change once the baby’s born.

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Partner

Partner

The baby is active during this period—and it’s not uncommon for her to do somersaults in the uterus. The baby usually adopts a fixed position toward the end of the pregnancy, often with the head facing down.

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