24th week of pregnancy
24 weeks gestation - how many months? The sixth month of pregnancy ends. The abdomen at the 24th week of pregnancy is made into a more rounded one and you can not hide under the clothes. The fetus grows larger and the wiggling on the 24th week of pregnancy is less mobile, because the crumb occupies the entire uterus and becomes cramped. It becomes problematic for a child to tumble and turn over in the amniotic waters, but the favorite occupation is to grab the umbilical cord and feel the pens all around. The child listens more and more often to all sounds and emotions of the mother. If the mother is frightened, the child will feel it all. Studies suggest that the fetus at the 24th week of pregnancy can remain in anxious state of excitation for several hours and at the same time skillfully alternate the period of restlessness with anxious fading. The child still also at the 24th week stores a brown fatty tissue under the skin. This brown fat has a high energy value, because at the time of its combustion a very large amount of heat is formed. And the newborns themselves badly maintain the desired body temperature and as a result are hypersensitive to hypothermia. And this can lead to various diseases. Therefore, the accumulation of brown fat is very important for the fetus.
The size of the fetus on the 24th week of pregnancy from the parietal part to the sacrum is 21 cm, and the weight of the fetus is close to 530 grams.
Since 24 weeks, the respiratory organs of the fetus have been developing intensively. At the ends of the capillaries, terminal sacs appeared, which are separated by the finest film from the alveoli. Up to 24 weeks, oxygen from the lungs did not enter the blood system itself. But now the surfactant has become real for the development of the substance. The amount of this substance is rapidly increasing. Its function is to form a film on the very walls of the capillary sacs. And this contributes to the fact that they do not combine under the influence of breathing. At the sixth month the child can begin to exist independently. This is a very important stage in its development.
On the 24th week of the week, a woman adds weight significantly, and new sensations do not please her. Possible headaches, aching in the lower back, heaviness in the legs, general fatigue, abdominal pain (pulls down), problems with the bladder. Some women do not sleep well at night. Do not be shy and talk about this to your gynecologist. And choose your own comfortable shoes, a medium-sized pillow, update old clothes for a freer one and use every minute to sit, lie down and rest your legs, back and head. Remember that the feet are the perfect rest above the level of the heart. If you suffer from nausea at the 24th week of pregnancy, then revise your diet. Exclude fried and too fatty. Include in the diet water "Borjomi", as well as drugs that accelerate the digestion of Mezim, use sorbent - activated carbon. If this does not help, then consult with a gynecologist and therapist. Perhaps the reason lies in another. Be healthy and do not lose optimism! You have to cope with all your problems, because the reward does not take long to wait - you will become a mother!