Pregnancy Week 24
In pregnancy week 24, your baby is about 8.5 inches long and is more than one-pound weight. Your baby will look same like a human being by now and will continue growing inside your tummy. Your baby will grow in equal proportion from now onwards. The central nervous system, digestive system, reproductive system and the circulatory system of the baby are all getting matured with each passing day. Your baby's lungs will start getting branches in pregnancy week 24. The lungs will also start reaching maturity and soon will be matured to perfection. From the pregnancy week 24, the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby will also start increasing in volume.
Your uterus will be 1.5 to 2 inches above your belly button by now. Your tummy will also appear quite big by now. You will also love to move your hand over your tummy as if you are moving your hand over your baby. In case you feel ticklish when someone else touches your tummy, then you can tell him or her about it. In case you find it discomfort able when any strange touches your belly, then keep your hand on your tummy so that they will not think of touching your belly. Once you reach in the 24th week of pregnancy your baby will not get much space to move inside your womb. Hence this is the time when you will start feeling strong kicks from your baby. The baby movements will slow down in some time though.
Initially the baby kicks will happen at random but soon the kicking will become a regular affair. You will enjoy this feeling too as soon when the baby will come out of your tummy you will not get such feelings. From now onwards you might start getting backaches, as your tummy has increased in size. Using a pregnancy pillow is the better solution to provide comfort and support to your back. You will also find the stress and anxiety levels coming down once you start using pregnancy pillow. Meditation and yoga is also very effective in keeping the stress and anxiety level under control. If you will ensure that you get proper and good sleep then the anxiety will never trouble you. For getting a good night sleep you will find pregnancy pillow really helpful. This is the correct time to buy a pregnancy pillow.
In case you are a working lady, you want to look your best at work and hence you can check out the maternity clothes section where you will find special designs for career women. In pregnancy week 24, as your tummy is already showing, you can definitely choose right kind of clothes that will not only make you look good but will also provide comfort to you and your baby. You will definitely find proper kind of clothes that will fulfill your requirements during pregnancy. Make sure that you don’t overwork but you can definitely keep on working till you finish 8th month of your pregnancy. It is totally up to you that how much you want to work and when you want to take the maternity leave.