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Week 28 - Rapid Weight Gain

Your baby weighs approximately 2.4 pounds and is a little under 15 inches from head to heel. He or she has been gaining weight steadily during the past 27 weeks as its stem cells develop into organs, blood and immune systems, and bones. However, from this point forward, your baby's weight gain will be due to increasing amounts of body fat.

Your baby would have a very good chance of surviving a premature delivery if born today, but preemies are relatively rare thanks to modern obstetrical care.

See a baby at 28 weeks: Ultrasound image at 28 Weeks

How is your body changing this week? Find out: My Pregnant Body Week 28

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