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Weekly Pregnancy Guide - Week 24
Weight: 1.23 lbs 560g
Length (CRL): 7.61" 19.3cm
Heart rate : 144 bpm
This week your baby is officially considered viable.
Your baby is starting to gain weight and fill out now, and looks more and more like a newborn.
The inner ear is now completely developed, so your baby now possesses a much better sense of orientation and balance, even distinguishing between being upside down and the "right side up."
Your baby will consistently respond to touch and sound.
The lungs are developing the "branches" of the respiratory "tree," as well as a substance to helps the air sacs inflate properly.
If you're suffering from indigestion, it's because your stomach has slowed down to allow for more nutrients to be absorbed by your baby, and also because of the increased pressure from your uterus on your intestines. Eat smaller but more frequent meals, and avoid spicy and fatty foods to reduce indigestion.
As you feel your baby kick, you could play the "kicking game" by gently pressing back on the spot where your baby kicked! This provides very good stimulation for babies as they now start to get a response to their actions.


Week 24 Fetus Picture(s):

week 4 embryo blastocyst

Week 24 pregnant belly picture:

week 2 - pregnant belly


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