Your baby is almost a foot long with a lean figure, but the body is filling out and it will soon put on more baby fat.

Your uterus is now an inch or so above your belly button, which means it’s about the size of a volleyball.

Many women will have a glucose screening test between 24 and 28 weeks. It checks for gestational diabetes, a high-blood-sugar condition during pregnancy which increases your baby’s risk for complications like low blood sugar at birth.

You probably feel a little itchy, as the skin on your abdomen and breasts stretches.

It’s also a good idea to be aware of the signs of preterm labor: increase in vaginal discharge that is watery, mucus-like, or pink or blood-tinged; any vaginal bleeding or spotting; abdominal pain or menstrual-like cramping or more than four contractions in an hour; an increase in pelvic pressure; or low back pain that you haven’t had before.

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