Your Baby's Development
Now weighing about 3 pounds (1,400 grams) and measuring about 10.8
inches (27 cm) from crown to rump, your baby continues to gain
weight and layers of fat. This fat makes the baby look less wrinkly
and will help provide warmth after birth.
In preparation for respiration after birth, your baby will mimic
breathing movements by repeatedly moving the diaphragm. Your baby
can even get the hiccups, which you may feel as rhythmic twitches
in your uterus.
Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy. The pregnancy
hormones that allow you to maintain your pregnancy also slow the
digestive process considerably.
and eating foods high in fiber, such as vegetables and whole
grains, are great ways to keep everything regular.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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