Raising The Eyebrows!
No, we aren’t talking about anything drastic. Your little pea-pod now has hair on the eyebrows and will start practicing raising them.
Diabetic? Or Not?
You’ll probably be tested for diabetes at this stage. If positive, you’ll undergo a longer glucose tolerance test to confirm gestational diabetes.
At week 24, you’re in the sixth month!
This week, your baby’s WBCs develop to fight off the infections after childbirth. The baby also shows good brain activities such as thought, consciousness, and memory equal to that of a newborn. The baby’s size increases, contributing to the development of growing organs, muscles, bones, and body fat. Your little pea’s translucent skin is becoming more opaque and gets a pink glow due to the small capillaries that were formed this week.
Baby’s Length: 30 cm
Baby’s Weight: 600 g
If your belly button is still inside, this week you may expect it to protrude out which is normal in pregnant women.
Your spouse can hear the baby’s heartbeat by placing his ears on your abdomen.
As the belly becomes heavier, it is important to take care while you get up from the bed and walk. Avoid sudden movements; instead slowly get up and stand.
This week, you may experience symptoms such as-
You’ll continue to gain more weight as part of pregnancy progression.
Some expectant women experience gestational diabetes, once confirmed by a glucose tolerance test.
Your uterus will rise above your belly button and will now be the size of a football.