Around this stage in pregnancy, most women have the glucose testing. This test checks your sugar and lets your OBGYN know if you will develop gestational diabetes. If diabetes goes untreated, your delivery could prove difficult due to the large size of your baby. In addition, it poses complications for your baby right after delivery resulting in low blood sugar.
You are now visibly pregnant to everyone around you including yourself. Your uterus now reaches above your navel. In addition, movements of your baby are becoming more apparent. It is now time to better educate yourself on the signs of preterm labor so you will not what to look out for.
Your baby bump is beginning to become more evident with your expanding uterus. You are feeling more movements now than you have before. In addition, these movements will become stronger as your baby grows. Most moms to be are experiencing more abdominal aches than before. This is all due to the uterus growing to accommodate your little one.
Your baby has gained around 4 ounces since the previous week that puts your baby weighing around a pound and is over a foot long. Though the baby looks slender in appearance, the body itself will begin to fill out soon enough. The brain and taste buds are developing even more now and will continue until delivery. The lungs development is advancing as the branches of the respiratory tree begin to form. In addition, the substance, surfactant, that helps inflate the air sacs is developing too.
At over a foot long at twenty four weeks of pregnancy, your baby compares to the size of a head of lettuce. The baby will continue to grow and develop and you are definitely be showing now. Enjoy being pregnant and let it show!