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When you reach the 24th week of pregnancy, your baby is ready to come to the world, but he\she has to gain weight and the lung needs more time to develop its functions. For more information and recommendations about this stage, just keep reading the coming lines.
From now on, you will notice a rapid growth within your womb, as your baby reaches 600g and 30cm at the beginning of week 24th of your pregnancy. Your baby’s weight begin to be well-proportioned and his\her head is getting smaller despite of the rapid growth of the brain.
Your baby’ s lung is forming several respiratory tree branches and functional cells to produce surfactant to help his\her air sacs inflate directly after birth. Yet, your baby can breathe actual air now rather than fluid to try his systems and organs before coming to the world. Inside your womb, your baby can lay down flat and play around, as he\she have a space for his\her playful movements. The hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes are fully formed within the 24th week, but they will need several weeks to gain their original color just like the eyes.
The stretch marks will affect your hips, breasts, and belly in this week if your body isn’t flexible enough to extend with your growing baby. For this you should moisturize your body well regularly to avoid similar problems. If you feel that your eyes experience sensitivity from light or dryness, you should close them regularly or wipe them with warm water and a piece of wool or cotton.
Beside the balanced diet and relaxation exercises, you need to adjust your sitting, sleeping, and even standing positions to avoid any pain. For example, when you get up and down, try to sit down then get up to avoid the unbalanced movements and the sudden blood rushing to your head. During pregnancy and suckling, your teeth may experience several problems including bleeding or sensitive gums; so, you will need plenty of calcium and vitamin D-rich food in addition to regular visits to the dental care clinics.
Preparing your baby’s nursery needs a considerable amount of money and a spacious space, especially if you will such tiny and gorgeous accessories will seduce you. if you have a tight budget or space, a few pieces of furniture and accessories including a curb, a small closet, a Moses basket, a small table, and clothes will be fairly enough.