Amazingly if baby was born this week then there is a fighting chance they would survive! Yes, they would need help with their breathing, and they would spend some time in neonatal, a special care unit, but more and more babies born from 24 weeks survive – incredible! Hopefully baby will be staying exactly where they are for the next 16ish weeks, but it is reassuring to get to this point. Baby Baby continues to grow and looks very similar to how they will look the day you meet them, only skinnier.
They weigh approx. 600g and are 30cm from head to heel which is the same length as an average maternity pad – something you will be getting use to in a few months' time. Mum Talking of maternity pads, have you started thinking about what you will need post birth?
It’s not only baby you need to think about, but you will also need a few essentials, including the aforementioned maternity pads, breast pads and perineal spray.
Talking of breast pads, have you noticed any leaking from your boobs?
Don’t worry this is completely normal and will not have any effect on your milk supply, take a look at our article about boobs here.
This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.