Pregnancy guide: week 24 of being pregnant - Your uterus may be putting pressure on your digestive organs, contributing to heartburn.
Your uterus may be putting pressure on your digestive organs, contributing to heartburn. You may also be experiencing a more spotty complexion than you are used to, this is very common and you skin should settle down after your baby is born.
You may start getting breathless as hormones swell the capillaries of your respiratory tract and relax the muscle of your lungs, and your growing uterus pushes against your diaphragm and crowds your lungs. You may have trouble with your concentration and memory as hormones surge through your body.
Sleeping may be difficult as your thoughts are dominated by the baby and as your bump grows, and you may have to stop sleeping on your back or front. Sleeping on your left side allows the maximum flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta and helps your kidneys function better.
At 24 weeks your baby becomes legally viable and if your baby was born now she would have a reasonable chance of survival outside your womb in an intensive care unit.
Your baby will now be able to kick and may well have a sleep and wake cycle you can notice. She may get hiccups brought on by her primitive chest movements, which she makes to practice her breathing techniques. Your baby will now measure more than the width of a magazine.
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