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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 24

Strange tastes may now make baby's taste buds tingle!

It is still important to make sure you are getting a healthy balanced diet to support yours and your baby's nutritional needs. Remember to include 3 portions of dairy foods per day to provide calcium for healthy bones.

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Baby is as big as a Cantalope Melon
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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 25

Baby is getting more & more curious and explores their surroundings by touching the cord and feeling their face & hands

Their hands are now much more developed and they can make a fist or clasp as well as getting more familiar with their surroundings.

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Baby is as big as a Head of Broccoli
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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 26

Soon your baby will be able to store memories from their time in the womb

Iron is a key nutrient to support your baby's brain development which is still growing rapidly so make sure you are including iron rich foods such as red meat, eggs or pulses.

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Baby is as big as a Lettuce
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Trimester 2
Pregnancy Week 27

Baby's eyes will soon reopen after being closed for the last few weeks

Your baby now looks very like how they will look at birth and they are gaining weight, storing fat and their body is getting bigger.

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Baby is as big as a Turnip
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 28

You have a little dreamer! Baby has their own sleeping pattern and will experience vivid dreams.

You are now in the third trimester of your pregnancy - congratulations, not long to go now! You might be starting to feel a little less sure on your feet as your centre of gravity has moved further forwards – take extra care on the stairs or in the bath or shower.

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Baby is as big as an Aubergine
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 29

Space is getting tight! As your baby has less room you might start to feel stronger movements.

Sharing these movements with your partner, family or close friends can be a very special and exciting time and is a great way of getting them involved in your pregnancy.

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Naturally as your baby is growing bigger they will have less space in the womb so you may feel stronger kicks and movements as they try to stretch and move around in a smaller space. Your family and friends will now be able to feel these stronger movements and it can be a lovely way to share your pregnancy with them. Baby's muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and the brain is busy developing billions of neurons.

Baby is the size of an Acorn Squash
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Pregnancy is not the right time to start thinking about dieting or worrying about your weight so put that out of your mind. However, it is a good time to eat well and to make changes to your diet if there is some room for improvement – after all, it is not just yourself you are thinking of now. Use the food pyramid as your guide to getting a healthy varied diet which will support baby's growth and development. A variety of different foods is the best way to get key micro nutrients such as zinc wihch is important for healthy DNA, potassium which is important for healthy muscle function and thiamin which supports a healthy nervous system.

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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 30

Baby's eyes are almost always blue at this stage but they can change colour in the first 6 months

Over the next few weeks baby will begin to get into their birthing position. Right now it’s natural that you should be gaining weight. At this stage, your uterus is 500 times its original size!

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Baby is as big as a Cucumber
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 31

Hands are fully formed and grasping is their new favourite hobby

As you near the end of pregnancy your bump is probably getting bigger and bigger. This can make things a little more challenging but getting some gentle exercise such as swimming is still a good idea.

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Baby is as big as a Pineapple
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 32

Half of your weight gain going forward will go directly to baby

Getting the right nutrition during pregnancy can positively influence your baby's future health so continue to include a healthy balanced diet with a variety of nutrients right up until baby arrives - and beyond!

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Baby is as big as a Butternut Squash
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 33

Baby is drinking about a pint of amniotic fluid each day

They are also urinating roughly the same amount! They can move around a lot now and may suck their thumb or grab at their feet.

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Baby is as big as a Coconut
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Trimester 3
Pregnancy Week 34

Most of baby's bones will now harden, except for their skull. This is to help ease exit through the birth canal

Your own body will also react to help ease the birth. A hormone called relaxin will help you joints and ligaments to soften slightly which will make it easier for baby to move out of the pelvis.

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Baby is as big as a Head of Cauliflower
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