SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

Second Trimester: Images of Your Developing Baby

We've partnered with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Johns Hopkins, and the March of Dimes to create this unique peak into Baby's development inside the womb. These images reveal all the intricate details of your baby's growth -- from a collection of cells to a full-term newborn. While most women may only receive one or two ultrasounds during pregnancy, which is normal, this slideshow of the 2nd trimester of pregnancy gives you a look at each week of development.
Week 24 Week 24 (22 weeks from conception)

Fetal Size: Length, 8 1/2 inches, crown to rump; weight, 11/4 pounds.

Fetal Development Milestones: Baby-to-be is capable of reacting to noise with a blink-startle response. Her lungs are developing.

What You're Seeing: The image on the left shows a magnified view of the four chambers of the baby-to-be's heart. The image on the right show's blood flowing from the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) into the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). The walls of the ventricles are more muscular than the atria, because they have to pump blood to the baby's lungs and the rest of the body.