25 Weeks Pregnant...
Pile on the Fat

  • fetal age = 23 weeks

You're 25 weeks pregnant and baby is about 13.5 inches long and weighs about 1 and a half pounds. Baby is a little too big now to float freely in the amniotic fluid. Although he can still turn his body around from top to bottom and bottom to top.

Baby's skin is still very thin as baby fat is being deposited underneath. There are 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments of the spine that are beginning to form.

The brain is starting to grow at it's fastest rate and the brain cells are starting to mature while blood vessels are developing in the lungs.

The nerves around baby's mouth area are showing more sensitivity and the little nostrils begin to open up. Their swallowing reflexes are developing.

As your baby becomes more skillful, he is able to do more with those little hands, moving his fingers to make a fist and touching and holding those little feet. Although some of the nerve connections to the hands have a long way to go in development. Your baby already preferes to be right handed or left handed.

Your baby has a 50% chance of survival if born at this time. One of the greatest advances in medicine has been in the care of premature babies. Of course, the closer to the due date the better.

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