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Size of Baby

30cm

Development of Baby

Your baby is now considered legally viable as, if they were born at this stage, they would be expected to survive outside the womb. If they were born at this stage they would spend time in the neonatal unit where they would be supported until a time they were ready to come home.

Maternal Symptoms

Many people experience a range of symptoms throughout their pregnancy. Some people feel particularly tired throughout, whilst others feel able to carry on in a reasonably adjusted way until the very end. It is important to understand that, just because your friends or family feel, or felt, a certain way during their pregnancy, it does not mean that you will experience the same things too.

Things to Consider

Your baby is still growing and developing, taking the nutrients they need from the food and drink you consume, as well as from your reserves. You may feel generally tired, run down, and achy at this stage. These are common pregnancy symptoms, but it is worth coming back to the basics. Consider if you are eating a well-balanced diet. Do you need to eat more dark green leafy vegetables for iron for example, or do you need to eat more beans and legumes for both protein and fibre?

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