What To Expect At Week 24

Your baby is growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. They are almost a foot long and will soon start to plump up. The brain is growing quickly now, and their taste buds are continuing to develop. Their lungs are developing their skin is still thin and translucent but that will start to change soon. Look for shoes with a low, stable heel, in order to help you keep your balance with all of the extra weight in front of you. Provision should be made for future distribution, or swelling, but these should not be so loose that you can trip. Over the past few weeks the top of your uterus has risen above your belly button and is now about the size of a football (soccer). Most women have a glucose screening test (also called a glucose challenge test or GCT) between now and 28 weeks. This test checks for gestational diabetes, pregnancy-related high blood sugar condition. If left untreated, diabetes increases your risk of having a difficult vaginal delivery or needing a cesarean section because it causes your baby to grow too large, especially in the body.

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