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Week 24 of Pregnancy

FACTS:

A baby born now would be termed “viable” by medical professionals meaning that it would have a good chance of survival with technology and special care. At this stage, your baby’s vital organs are still maturing and the lungs are lacking muscle strength as well as a special lining needed to breathe independently.

In your womb, your baby is able to safely practise breathing in the amniotic fluid.

TIPS:

Now is the time to watch for problems such as pre-eclampsia* and gestational diabetes*.

Spend time relaxing. This will become a valuable skill during labour and childbirth. Ever tried meditation? For more tips click here

Rest with your feet up to help venous blood flow or bathe your feet in a fresh mint herbal foot bath. This can be as easy as adding fresh mint to a bowl of warm water. For more ideas on how to chill out at home visit the Home Spa click here

Listen to your body. If you are really worried call your doctor, no matter how trivial your concern.




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