Big Brown Eyes Looking Out at the World (painted_eyes) wrote in in_my_belly,
Big Brown Eyes Looking Out at the World
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24wks

The fetus weighs more than 1 1/4 pounds. Though it still has little body fat and its skin is thin and fragile, it's now well-proportioned. The brain is growing rapidly, and the baby is starting to fill the space in your uterus. If you went into labor at this time, however, many healthcare providers would make every effort to halt the progress of preterm labor to enable the fetus to continue maturing.
You may be noticing faint, red streaks--otherwise known as striae or stretch marks--on your abdomen, hips, and breasts. While creams won't erase them, wearing a supportive bra may help prevent or minimize them on your breasts. They are typical developments at this stage of the pregnancy and they will fade to silvery, white marks after giving birth. Also, your eyes may be light-sensitive and may feel gritty and dry. This is a perfectly normal pregnancy symptom known as dry-eye. To ease your discomfort, use an "artificial tears" solution to add moisture.
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