The Baby –
- Is around a foot long.
- Still looking very skinny with transparent skin but it will change soon.
- Is at the level of viability and hospitals would attempt all the possible measures to save lives if she or he is ready to be born.
Your Body –
- You will undergo a glucose screening test from now on to week 30 to look for gestational diabetes.
- Might be having some pains and aches in the last few weeks of the second trimester, especially in your hips, lower back and other joints.
The fetus is usually viable at week 24 by a lot of doctors. If the baby is born prematurely, there are reasonable chances of survival. Your baby keeps gaining good weight during the 24th week. If the fetus weighs at 1 1/3 pounds or above, he or she might be gaining weight due to muscle growth, bone development, and organ growth. If you are expecting multiples, it is too early for fetuses to be born and survive. They will need neonatal intensive care for several months before they can go home. Some women easily get dehydrated and it occurs too frequently. So, you need to drink a lot of water in a day to fight off dehydration.