Welcome to Week 24 of pregnancy. And guess what, the development of your baby is happening at a high-speed now, and you will meet your baby in only 16 short weeks! Yay! 🙂 Week 24 is like a trailer of Motherhood – your baby is doing just fine and you’re, well, kind of a mess! Let’s have a look at what exactly it looks like, mummy-to-be!
Your baby is the size of an Ear of Corn!
At 24 weeks pregnant, your baby weighs about 590 grams and measures 25 to 28 cms. Your little munchkin has lots of room to move, so you might be feeling some acrobatics, especially at night.
Wondering what (and who) your baby will look like? If you had a baby cam at 24 weeks pregnant, you’d almost be able to tell by now. That beautiful face (though still tiny) is almost fully formed, complete with eyelashes, eyebrows and hair.
Even though your baby’s eyes are still fused shut, all the parts of his eyes are present. The iris doesn’t have any pigmentation yet, the color will fill in over the next few months. The final shade won’t be settled until after he’s born.
Your baby’s brain is developing rapidly, and his lungs are now fully formed, but not working yet.
Your Pregnant Belly
At 24 weeks pregnant, you’ve probably been feeling baby kicking for at least a few weeks, but now they’re getting stronger and stronger. In fact, your partner or others who touch your belly might start to feel those kicks soon too. Wow!
At 24 weeks pregnant, you might start to notice skin changes such as dark patches on your face, a dark line running from your navel to your pubic bone(influenced by pregnancy hormones), or spider veins. Skin pigmentation changes will generally fade or resolve within a few months after delivery, while spider veins generally disappear soon after you’ve given birth.
At 24 weeks pregnant, you might start to notice skin changes such as dark patches on your face, a dark line running from your navel to your pubic bone, or spider veins. Skin pigmentation changes will generally fade or resolve within a few months of your baby being born, while spider veins generally disappear soon after you’ve given birth.
Yep, you’re still experiencing back pain and it might even be getting worse. That’s because, as baby gets larger, so does your uterus (of course), and your uterus presses against your spine, making it more curved and strained. Plus, your back muscles have to work harder to carry the extra weight. Tell your doctor in case of any severe pain.
Swelling in the feet & leg cramps are also common in this week.
Around 24 weeks pregnant, your doctor will order a Blood Glucose Test – one of the more memorable prenatal tests, to see if you’re at risk for gestational diabetes.
Your Week 24 Checklist!
- Familiarize yourself with the signs of preterm labor.
- Seek immediate medical attention if any fluid leaks or gushes from your vagina.
- Book an appointment for Blood Glucose test if not done yet.
Present content is not a medical advise nor should it be substituted for one. Please consult a certified medical professional for medical consultation.