Week 24 pregnancy symptoms

You’re in the 24th week of your pregnancy! What symptoms can you expect?

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  • Your pregnant body

    Your pregnant body will be needing lots of iron, not least to help you create more red blood cells, and if you don’t have enough chances are you’ll be feeling very tired, if not exhausted.

    Make sure you’re taking in plenty of iron in your regular diet and if you are concerned about your iron levels, talk to your midwife about taking an iron supplement.

    It is at this point that it is very easy to put on extra weight without realising it, so it’s important to keep an eye on your weight gain.

    Avoid sugary snacks and fatty foods, and try and keep to a well balanced diet. It is also important to keep up gentle exercise so that you are in good physical shape for the labour!

    Now find out what you should be doing this week…

  • What should you be doing this week?

    If you haven’t already, then joining a birth club or online forum will provide you with loads of support and advice to help you through your pregnancy. You can chat to other pregnant women due the same month as you or get hints from mums and experts.

    Make sure you book an appointment with your dentist. At this stage of your pregnancy your gums can become soft and spongy, which means that you’re more likely to bleed and get infections. Seeing the dental hygienist will help reduce plaque build up and gum infections.

    This is also the ideal time to put your feet up and rest up as much as possible, so get the other half on the washing up!

    Learn more about how your baby's developing with 24 weeks pregnant in pictures and check out our week by week pregnancy guide.

    Find out your symptoms from when you were 23 weeks pregnant, and what you have to come in your 25th week of pregnancy.

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