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24 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On

Pregnancy week 24

Is your little one practicing for the Baby Olympics? Babies are most active between 24 and 28 weeks, so enjoy the jumps and dives, rolls and kicks. Find out more about pregnancy week 24.

Your baby at 24 Weeks Pregnant

Energizer baby. Settling in for a quiet night's rest? Your baby has other ideas.  Babies are most active between 24 and 28 weeks. After that, there won't be enough room for him to perform the flips and dives he's spent weeks perfecting.  

See-through skin. Your baby's skin is so thin that it's possible to see the blood vessels, bones, and organs beneath it. His skin will continue to thicken as the months pass until it's as opaque as yours. 

Eye spy.  Even though your baby's eyes are still fused shut, all the parts of his eyes are present. Although the iris still doesn't have any pigmentation, the color will fill in over the next few months. The final shade won't be settled until after he's born. 

Measuring up. Your little gymnast weighs up to 1.3 pounds this week and measures 10 to 11 inches.

Your Pregnancy at 24 Weeks

Preterm labor alert. From here on out, you need to be alert to the signs of preterm labor. The most common symptoms are menstrual-like cramps, a change in vaginal discharge, a dull ache in your lower back, uterine contractions, pressure on your pelvis (as if the baby is pushing down on it), or fluid leaking or gushing from your vagina. Pay attention to your body; if the symptoms persist, call your healthcare provider right away. Fluid that leaks or gushes from your vagina needs immediate medical attention.


Father in the making. Dads go through major adjustments during the pregnancy, even though the changes may be less physically obvious than yours. Your partner may be trying out a different look — growing a beard or mustache or changing his hairstyle — or beginning new activities in his effort to prepare for this wonderful but often frightening adult passage. Now is the time to talk about these changes and how your new roles as parents will affect your relationship with each other.

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Good to know

angell 1/9/2016

Interesting informationf or my 24th week


Sara 12/28/2015

This is good to know what is going on in week 24.

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