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Pregnancy week by week: What to expect at week 24

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At week 24, you are in your 6th month of pregnancy.

This is the week you take your glucose screening. If you test positive, you'll be given a longer, more conclusive test to determine whether or not you have gestational diabetes.

You should also start getting familiar with the signs of preterm labor and if you notice any of them, contact your doctor immediately. Unusual discharge, vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramping, pelvic pressure, low back pain, or leaking fluid are all signs of preterm labor.

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Fetal development at week 24

At week 24, the respiratory sacs at the tip of your baby's lungs are developing and multiplying, providing more surface area for oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange once your baby is born.

Pregnancy symptoms at week 24

1 Braxton-Hicks contractions

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This week, you'll be experiencing Braxton-Hicks contractions which are irregular and less uncomfortable. However, not all women will feel it.

2 Abdominal ache

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As the uterus continues to grow, the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic area continue to stretch which causes abdominal ache.

3 Nasal congestion

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Due to hormonal fluctuations, the mucus membranes open up, allowing more mucus to pass through the nasal membranes, causing nasal congestion.

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