Stages Of Pregnancy
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This week of pregnancy, your baby is about 17 inches in length and weighs close to 3 pounds. By now, most of the lanugo (the downy hair that covered your baby's body) has disappeared except for patches on the back and shoulders. Since your baby's eyelids are now unfused, they can open and close and the eyes are practicing "looking" movements. Your baby can even distinguish light from dark at this point. More below:

Changes in You:

You only have 10 more weeks of pregnancy to go! Varicose veins may develop around this time. Varicose veins are caused by a weakness in he small veins that carry blood back to the heart, they show up as fine bluish, reddish, or purplish lines under the skin, most often on the legs and ankles. Varicose veins may surface for the first time or may worsen during late pregnancy, when the uterus exerts greater pressure on the veins in the legs. Avoid standing for long periods, don't sit with your legs crossed and elevate your legs whenever you can.