What’s happening with your baby in Week 24?
- In 24th week your baby will reach an approximate size of a banana, weighing in at 1 pound 6 ounces, stretching in at 8 ½ inches in length.
- Skin has now acquired a more permanent reddish color with lower degree of transparency.
- Hiccups and coughs are becoming more frequent, with lungs and alveoli forming and developing at a faster rate.
- Baby’s skin is developing sweat glands, forming special fingerprints as well.
- Heartbeat rate starts to ease up a bit, topping at 150 beats per minute at this point.
- Generally, the baby has become much more aware of the surroundings which is obvious due to plenty of its reactions.
What’s happening with you in Week 24?
- You might feel a bit hot these days.
- Water is being accumulated, making you feel bloated.
- Heartburn and fatigue are common symptoms of pregnancy in this particular stage. Dizziness may be caused by a lack of iron in your blood.
- Spurt may grow significantly, making your bump really visible now.
Useful information for Week 24
- Severe nausea and vomiting may appear in case you’re ketone levels are too high. This happens when you’re not getting enough energy from food and your own fat needs to be digested for it.
- In a case where your baby was born at this point, it would have 25% chance of surviving. Special care is needed as this is would be a highly pre-matured delivery.
- Ketones can be tested by a urine examination along with glucose and proteins. These can indicate some health problems. White blood cells may also indicate an infection.
Advices for Week 24
- Nails usually grow much faster in pregnancy, which makes them great for manicure. This might be a good valve for you to release some of the stress and anxiety accumulated during pregnancy.
- Antibiotics are usually used for infections but there is no point using them if your infection is caused by a virus.
Stay away from any kinds of pesticides and bug sprays because these contain a good amount of toxins which might just be harmful for the proper flow of your pregnancy, both for you and your baby.