24 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Your baby's taste buds are developing now. Credit: GE Healthcare

Many moms- and dads-to-be give their baby a cute, weird or amusing nickname like Peanut, Lemon or Chaka Khan before she's born. Does your baby have an in utero nickname?

What's happening to baby: Baby is slightly more than a foot long, and her lungs and brain are growing quickly.

What's happening to Mom: In the next few weeks, you'll be screened for gestational diabetes. You'll have to fast overnight, then swallow a super-sweet drink to test your blood sugar. If it's high and you're diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you'll have to follow a special diet and may also need medication. Untreated, gestational diabetes can cause problems for your baby, such as trouble breathing and other health problems.

25 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.