24th week of pregnancy And pregnancy symptoms

24th week of pregnancy

What you need to know about the 24th week

During this time, as the size of the fetus increases rapidly, so do the stretch marks. In addition, around the abdomen, breasts, ribs, back or waist in many parts of the body to feel pain or tension. 

There are also some more symptoms this week. Such as: 

  • Feeling more tired,
  • Sleep problems
  • Swelling or bleeding gums,
  • Abdominal pain,
  • In some cases, mild bleeding from the nose, 
  • Flatulence and constipation,
  • Indigestion and heartburn,
  • Chest pain when pressed,
  • Leg pain,
  • Feeling uncomfortable or shortness of breath in mild or slightly hot weather,
  • Dizziness or headache,
  • Watery or swollen limbs,
  • Inflammation or infection of the urinary tract,
  • Vaginal infections 
  • Spots on the skin of the face or other parts of the body,
  • In many cases, the hair on the head becomes thicker and blacker than before.

Things to look out for

High blood sugar during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes or gestational diabetes in many mothers. You can have a blood test with a doctor’s advice to find out if you have gestational diabetes.

How the fetus is growing

By the 24th week, your baby is about 30 centimeters or 12 inches long. At this time it weighs about 600 grams. 

At this time, the muscles of his face began to be well-formed. With the help of these muscles, the child gradually learns to make various facial expressions 

It is at this time that the vital organs of the baby’s body begin to form and begin to function. So if your child is born at this time for some urgent reason, his chances of survival are also high. However, in these cases, much more care (neonatal care) is needed to keep the baby alive. However, even after this care, the child’s risk of disability is greatly increased.

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