Your Pregnancy At Week 24

Weight: 600g,Corn on the cob  Size: 30cm   Weeks Left: 16
In a nutshell
All major organs have now developed
You may start to feel hungrier than normal
Your baby’s primitive memory is beginning to develop.
Your baby can now respond to loud noises outside the womb.

Your Body at Week 24

Experiencing abdominal pains in pregnancy are always worrying. Although they are not always a cause for worry that your baby is at risk. Extra strain on your ligaments and the enlarging of the uterus can cause twinges and aches in the lower abdomen. Pains like these are quite normal around this week of pregnancy.

If however, the pains are not going away, i suggest calling your GP or midwife to book an appointment to make sure everything is A-OK in there and to put your mind at ease. 

Your Baby At Week 24 

Did you know, if your baby was born now despite the lungs still developing, that they may be able to survive outside of the womb! With the help of neonatal medical expertise and a ventilator to assist them with breathing, they would stand a remarkable chance of surviving. In the UK the legal definition of fetal viability is set at 24 weeks.

Week 24 TODO's

  1. As your baby can respond to outside noises now, try picking some soothing music to listen to, which might come in handy once they enter the outside world.
  2. Have you thought about contraception after birth? Speak to your midwife or GP to get all the information you need in regarding contraception after birth.
  3. How about picking up some parenting books? This can inform you all about what to expect and life as new parents.

Week 24 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Animal name Meaning: "Traveling Wolf"
Wolf
Gender: Female Origin: German Meaning: "Noble"
Alice

Recipe of the Week

Banana Choc Ice
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
2 hours
Serves 4
Healthy
5 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 medium large bananas, peeled
  • 100g full fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Cooking Instructions

      • Place the bananas, yoghurt and vanilla extract into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into eight mini ice-cream silicon moulds. Insert a lolly stick into each one and place in the freezer for 3 hours or until solid.
      • Once they are frozen, place the chocolate and coconut oil in a small heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir over a low heat until melted. Leave until it is cool to touch.
      • Cook and stir the bacon over a medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside.
      • Line a tray with baking paper and take the banana lollies from the freezer.
      • Dip one lolly at a time into the melted chocolate coating all over. Lift out to sprinkle with a topping of your choice. Repeat with the remaining lollies. You can eat straight away or return to the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

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