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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.

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.