Your Baby Weeks 20-24

Your baby is growing and changing every week after conception.

Many of our expecting mothers want to know more about the development of their baby. In this post, we are focusing on your baby weeks 20-26.

Your Baby Weeks 20-24 obgyn in colorado springs

The head of the fetus is becoming more normal in size compared to the rest of the body.

The fingernails, eyelids and eyebrows are well developed and the Lanugo darkens.

The skin is more wrinkled due to not having much fat and the excess growth of the skin.

The face and body take on the appearance of an infant seen at birth.

Usually by the end of the 24th week, the fetus will weigh 500-700 grams (1-1/12 pounds) and is considered “viable,” or able to live outside of the uterus should it be born at this point.

This is not always the case, as the coordination between the central nervous and respiratory systems is not well organized.