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Guide to Being 24 Weeks Pregnant


Some Things to Consider
Start thinking about your favorite names now.
Start thinking about your favorite names now.
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You're in month six, and things are heating up. A few issues to consider (and hopefully act on) include:

  • Nesting -- If you haven't yet, you'll probably want to get going on preparing your home for the new arrival. In addition to the obvious things, like a crib and a comfy chair for feedings, consider safety issues. (Are your smoke alarms and carbon-monoxide detectors in prime condition?)
  • The name -- It can be a little bit weird if you don't decide on a name before delivery, since "Baby" isn't the best way to fill out a birth certificate. If you're having trouble coming up with something you like, or agreeing on it, check out a book of names, go through the characters in your favorite movies or books, and ask around -- your friends probably have a few suggestions.
  • Classes -- No more procrastinating. If you plan to take a birthing class, sign up for one now. Most of them run for at least six weeks, and you never know if your little one will arrive a little early. Check with your OB or hospital for options.

And finally, some issues you do not need to jump on.


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