Your Baby's Development
Now weighing about 3 pounds (1,400 grams) and measuring about 10.8 inches (27 cm) from crown to rump, your baby continues to gain weight and add layers of fat. This fat makes the baby look less wrinkly and will help provide warmth after birth.
To prepare for breathing after birth, your baby will mimic breathing movements by repeatedly moving the diaphragm. Your baby can even get hiccups, which you may feel as rhythmic twitches in your uterus.
Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones slow the digestive process considerably. Exercising regularly and eating high-fiber foods, like vegetables and whole grains, are great ways to keep everything regular.
PREGNANCY CALENDAR: A week-by-week guide
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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