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You and your baby at 24 weeks pregnant

Your baby at 24 weeks

By the time you're 24 weeks pregnant, the baby has a chance of survival if they are born. Most babies born before this time cannot live because their lungs and other vital organs are not developed enough.

The care that can now be given in baby (neonatal) units means more and more babies born early do survive. But for babies born around this time, there are increased risks of disability.

Find out about premature labour and birth and special care for babies.

You at 24 weeks

Some women get thrush in pregnancy. Having thrush when you're pregnant can be irritating but it won't harm your baby. Your midwife can recommend treatment.

See your doctor or midwife if you have any pain when you pee. This could be sign of a urinary tract infection that needs treating.

Things to think about

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Page last reviewed: 17 July 2018
Next review due: 17 July 2021