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22-26 Weeks Pregnant : Baby Development in The Second Trimester

22 26 Weeks Pregnant, Baby Development In The Second Trimester (25)

Your baby is beginning to get into a pattern of sleeping and waking, which won’t necessarily be the same as yours. When you’re in bed at night, feeling relaxed and trying to sleep, your baby may be wide awake and moving about.

The lungs are not yet able to work properly, but your baby is practicing breathing movements to prepare for life outside the uterus. Your baby gets all their oxygen from you via the placenta and will do so until they are born.

By the time you are 24 weeks pregnant, the baby has a chance of survival if he or she is born. Most babies born before this time cannot live because their lungs and other vital organs are not developed enough. The care that can now be given in neonatal (baby) units means that more and more babies born early do survive.

But for babies born at around this time, there are increased risks of disability. Find out more about premature labor and birth and special care for babies.

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