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22-24 Weeks

22-24 Weeks

Life Cycle The cycle of life begins early. A girl baby will already have about seven million eggs in her ovaries and nipples will already have formed on both sexes.

Week 23 of Pregnancy

Week 23 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The different parts of the baby can be felt through your abdominal wall. If you feel a stitch-like sensation down the side of your tummy, this is the uterine muscle stretching. Sometimes resting helps alleviate this pain.

37-40 Weeks

37-40 Weeks

Eye Lashes Your baby’s eyes open and close with ease and have lashes. As it continues to grow, the tiny lungs are preparing to work independently.

Week 29 of Pregnancy

Week 29 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The last trimester is a crucial time for your baby’s brain development. As brain-mass increases, the tissue folds into its characteristic walnut-like appearance.

Week 30 of Pregnancy

Week 30 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The baby’s brain is rapidly developing as minute and intricate nerve fibres form. This will allow impulses to travel faster and increase the baby’s ability to learn.

Week 31 of Pregnancy

Week 31 of Pregnancy

FACTS: You may notice that your baby is more responsive to conditions and may become drowsy following a large meal or if the weather is hot.

Week 32 of Pregnancy

Week 32 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby’s lungs will now have most of the airways and airsacs ready for breathing after birth. You may be aware of small twinges as your baby practises breathing inside the womb.

Week 33 of Pregnancy

Week 33 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby is now perfectly formed and in proportion, all it needs to do from this time onwards is gain weight.

Week 34 of Pregnancy

Week 34 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby’s skull has formed in several separate plates that remain soft and pliable so that the head can compress during labour to pass through the birth canal.

Week 35 of Pregnancy

Week 35 of Pregnancy

FACTS: The baby’s skin is becoming more pink than red in colour and the toes and fingernails are now fully-grown. Your baby could well weigh 2.5kg or 5lbs.


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