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Size of Baby

35.5cm

Development of Baby

Between roughly weeks 24 and 28 of your pregnancy your baby will start to imitate breathing, showing respiratory movements and strengthening the respiratory muscles that they will use for breathing after birth. This can sometimes be seen in scans if you have a scan later on in your pregnancy.

Maternal Symptoms

You may be experiencing some of the symptoms you had earlier in pregnancy such as nausea, increased discharge, and tender breasts. New symptoms that may be developing include an itchy abdomen as you bump continues to grow and your skin stretches. You can use moisturiser and rub your abdomen to help relieve the itching. If your hands or your feet begin to itch, it is important that you let your Midwife know as this could be obstetric cholestasis, a liver condition of pregnancy. If you do have itchy hands and feet, you will be offered a blood test.

Things to Consider

Your 28 week appointment is coming up shortly. During this appointment you will be offered a blood test to check your levels of iron and blood glucose. You may also be offered further blood tests depending on your risk factors.

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