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Fetal Development Week 2616,232 Views
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In fetal development week 27, your baby looks like, well, your baby…just thinner and smaller. He or she is also about this size of a cauliflower head. Learn more about what's happening to your baby.
Description: Did you know that by fetal development week 26 your baby measures more than 12 inches? Find out more by watching this video.
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As your delivery date draws ever closer, your baby will be focusing on getting nice and plump for the big day! Sure, your fetus still looks a bit wrinkly, but that booming baby is almost two full pounds by his 26th week, and should measure somewhere around 14-inches from crown to rump, which is about the size of an English hothouse cucumber. Your fetus continues to practice for life outside the womb, inhaling and exhaling small amounts of your amniotic fluid. That little heart keeps beating a strong rhythm, which you may be able to hear with just a basic stethoscope now. Plus, the nerve pathways in your baby’s ears continue to develop, and you may notice that your baby frequently jumps at loud sounds. Interesting to note, the baby also responds to strong vibrations like the bass at rock concerts. If you’re not already doing so, make a point to talk to your baby from here on out, and encourage your partner to follow suit. After all, your voices are one of the first things your little one will recognize outside the womb. Check back next week to see what your baby has in store for the start of your third trimester!