Welcome to week 24 of your remarkable journey through pregnancy! 

Your baby is growing and developing at an incredible pace, they're around 30cm long from head to heel. That's approximately the size of a corn on the cob! Everything is in proportion, but your baby is smaller than a baby who's been in the womb for longer.

If your baby was born now, there's a chance they will survive outside the womb. Baby units for premature babies (called neonatal units) can help them breathe, feed, keep warm and fight infections.

Thrush is a common issue that some pregnant women experience. Rest assured it won't harm your baby, it's just unpleasant for you! Your midwife can recommend safe and effective treatments to help with discomfort and manage the infection.

Additionally, if you experience any pain or discomfort when you pee, it could be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTIs are relatively common during pregnancy and should be treated quickly to prevent complications. Be sure to see your doctor or midwife if you suspect you have a UTI.

Most women first feel their baby move somewhere between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. It's common for anterior placenta mums to feel first movements later than those with a placenta elsewhere, as their placenta cushions those early wriggles. Regardless of placenta position, if you reach the 24th week of pregnancy without feeling movement, let your midwife know.



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