Pregnancy Week 24

Learn how your baby is developing in week 24, plus what common pregnancy-related skin problems you may experience in the coming weeks.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Developing Senses: Weeks 22 to 25 of Pregnancy
Developing Senses: Weeks 22 to 25 of Pregnancy

Your baby's ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel are developing stronger each day. Learn which of her senses are already working.

Your Changing Body

Your libido may drop dramatically because you're tired and achy (not to mention balancing a growing belly and fluctuating hormones), or you may not be able to get enough lovin' from your lucky partner! In either case, talking it out will help you both deal--and remember that both situations are normal.

Your Developing Baby

Your baby may begin responding to your voice and other noises, either relaxing or starting at the sounds. There's a lot going on in there, moving, kicking and floating about--and growing!

Your Pregnancy

You may have trouble sleeping despite being tired, and your sex drive might suddenly dip or surge. Both are normal, so don't fret!

Your Week 24 To-Do List

1. Look into childcare options.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Ask Parents About Week 24

We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 24

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 24

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Bleeding Gums

    Bleeding gums during pregnancy is very common. Learn why this may happen to you soon.

  • When Diarrhea Strikes

    Find out when diarrhea is normal and when it's dangerous.

  • Freckles, Moles, and More

    If you've been noticing darker nipples, moles or a dark line down your belly, don't worry -- this is very common.

  • Sciatica

    If you've ever experienced pain in your buttocks or legs, it may be that your baby is lying on your sciatic nerve.

Your Self

  • Keeping Your Focus at Work

    Try these methods for keeping your energy up at the office.

  • Feathering Your Nest

    You may be feeling the urge to shop for your unborn baby. But try to limit your spending to what you really need -- baby can never use ...

Diet & Exercise

  • The Right Weight Gain

    Have you gained a safe amount of weight? Find out what you can do to make sure you're at your healthiest weight for your pregnancy.

  • Maternity Workout Wear

    Invest in a few quality pieces of maternity workout wear for a more comfortable exercise experience.

Q & A

  • Q&A: Birth Defects

    Learn about the risks that come with premature delivery.

  • Q&A: Fibronectin Tests

    Find out everything you need to know about fibronectin tests and why your doctor might request you have one.