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24 Weeks Pregnant

In 24 weeks pregnant, your baby’s growing steadily. You’re probably about 4 ounces since last week and on your way to  sixth month of your pregnancy.

The baby is growing pretty fast and his over a pound.  During this stage of pregnancy any weight gain is beneficial for the baby's growth. 

 Make sure to have a healthy diet and good nutrition during pregnancy to ensure the baby has the essential nutrients. The diet should consist of vegetables, fruits, and food that are rich in folic acid, calcium, and other vitamins.

24 Weeks Pregnant
Fetal Development

Brain Development

The brain is growing rapidly during week 24. The baby now has a conscious thought due brain cells growth. Also this week your baby’s brain hemispheres are forming.

Internal Organ Development

The baby’s lungs are now developing to start breathing oxygen instead fluid.

Sensory Organ Development

The baby ears are fully formed in week 24. The baby inner ears organ’s have matured enough the baby can hear you and possibly memorize familiar sounds. Also in week 24 the baby’s iris and retina are already developed even though their eyes are still closed.

External Appearance

In week 24, the baby has develop completely his eyebrows, hair, and eyelashes. The hair has not pigmentation so is still white.

Fetal Movement

During weeks 24 of pregnancy you’ll notice an increase in fetal movement.  The baby’s are very active during the weeks of 24-28.

How Big Is Your Baby This Week?

Your baby’s growing steadily and it should be now around 11.81 inches.  The baby during week 24 is the size of an ear of corn. The baby weighs around 1.32 pounds.

Belly And Body Changes In
Pregnancy Week 24

The baby is developing more than before during week 24. You might feel bigger, the baby bump is a lot more noticeable, you might notice stretched skin around your back, belly, and breast.  This week your breast will start getting prepared for breastfeeding producing colostrum.

24 Weeks Pregnant Tests
And Ultrasound

The doctor might performed a glucose screening test is done around the 24 - 28th of weeks. The glucose-screening test checks for gestational diabetes.  

The doctor might also perform an ultrasound to see the new changes of your baby skin. The baby is turning opaque which is caused by the fat your putting into your body.

Pregnancy Week 24 Signs
And Symptoms

During week 24, you will still experience signs and symptoms such as:

  • Braxton Hicks Contractions
  • Linea nigra
  • Edema of the legs and arms
  • Blurred vision
  • Leg cramps
  • Stretch marks
  • Congested nose
  • Mood swings
  • Back pain

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