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26 Weeks Post Ovulation - Third Trimester
Lungs begin to produce surfactant

Fetal size: weight almost 2 pounds (910g). By this week, its crown-to-rump length is around 9.2 inches (23cm). Your baby is beginning to put on weight.

Mother's size: Uterus is about 2.5 inches (6cm) above bellybutton or nearly 10.5 inches (26cm) from the pubic symphysis. During this second half of pregnancy, mom will grow about 0.4 inch (1cm) each week. By following a nutritious, balanced meal plan, total weight gain is probably between 16 and 22 pounds

Head and Neck
Forebrain enlarges to cover all other developed brain structures, while still maintaining its hemisphere divisions. Eyes are partially open and eyelashes present. Sucking and swallowing improves.

Lungs are capable of breathing air.

Fetal body is two to three percent body fat.

Testes of male fetuses are completely descended.


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