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Fetal Size: Length, 14 inches, crown to rump; total length 21 inches. Weight, 6 3/4 pounds.
Fetal Development Milestones: All of Baby's major body systems are working, and she's continuing to practice breathing in utero. Her movements will lessen as she runs out of space.
What You're Seeing: During the last few weeks of gestation, your baby has less and less room to move. A few weeks (and pounds) ago, she may have been kicking and wiggling constantly; now she simply doesn't have enough room. If you or your health care provider have any concerns about your baby's development, especially if her movement becomes too infrequent, you may have an ultrasound to check up on her. This image shows the results of monitoring a baby's heart rate in utero. At the top, the baby's heart beats; below, the lined measurements track and then determine baby's heart rate to make sure it's within the normal range.
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