Baby's now the size of a coconut!
From now on, baby's growth is mostly in the plumping up department — though he won't get much longer, he'll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth. (He's about 15 percent right now and will be about 30 percent by full-term.) His hearing is totally developed (tip: baby responds best to higher pitches), and if he really is a "he," his testes have probably completed their descent.
[tip] For a cheap and reusable heating pad, fill a sock with uncooked rice and pop it in the microwave for a minute. Use to soothe your aching back... neck... ankles... pubic bone...
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department