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Week Twenty Four: Practices breathing
|You are 24 weeks pregnant. (fetal age 22 weeks) |
Baby gains about 3 ounces this week. The weight is in muscle, bone mass and organs. The body begins to fill out with its appearance increasingly becoming more like that of a newborn. Taste buds begin to form. If mom drinks something strange or bitter, baby may be observed showing his or her distaste.
Little creases have appeared on his palms. The muscular coordination of the hands has improved as they sucks their thumb. Over the next week or so, the sweat glands will be forming in the skin.
Mother: Gentle exercise will keep you fit and help you cope with the delivery. Pregnancy yoga, pilates or go for a swim, aquanatal classes are a great way to make friends.
Baby now weighs about 1.3 pound (600gm) and is around 12 inches (30cm) long.
After this week your baby is officially considered viable. 36% of babies can survive premature birth at 24 weeks - However, serious complications are still possible.
Amillia, was just 9.5 inches (24.13 centimeters) long and weighed less than 10 ounces (284 grams) when she was born in 2006. She was born 16 weeks premature at 23 weeks 6 days.
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