Your baby is probably almost 18 inches long.
The lungs are well developed by now.
99 percent of babies this age can survive outside the womb at this point — and most have no major long-term problems related to prematurity. So if you are worried about pre-term labour, hopefully this helps to ease your mind.
Many midwives recommend massaging the perineum (the area around your vagina) to help prevent tearing during childbirth.
You may notice itchy red bumps or welts on your belly. This is usually a harmless condition called pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP for short).