Your baby is considered viable! If born now, your little one has a chance of survival with special intensive care.
Your baby's progress:
- Your baby continues to gain weight, consisting mainly of muscle, bone mass and the growing organs and tissues.
- Rapid eye movement has begun.
- You may start to experience Braxton Hicks contractions (contraction of the uterus), especially if this is not your first pregnancy. They may last about 30 minutes.
- Be on the lookout for the signs of premature labour.
What to do:
- If you experience more than four contractions during an hour, if they change in intensity, or are accompanied by vaginal secretions, see your doctor.
- Read up on or speak to your doctor about false and real labour signs.
Good to know:
- Raw or soft-boiled eggs can be contaminated with salmonella; bacteria that cause food poisoning. Cook eggs thoroughly, and stay from foods that contain raw eggs (like homemade mayonnaise, icing or meringe).