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This week of pregnancy, your baby is about 20 - 20 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 6 pounds. During this finishing period of your baby's development, fat is being laid down under the surface of your baby's skin, which will help him or her maintain an even body temperature and which can be burned as energy. Your baby's growth has slowed-perhaps to conserve energy for the birth process. Your baby's arms and legs are beginning to dimple at the elbows and knees, and creases are forming around the wrists and neck as fat deposit continues. More below:

Changes in You:

You'll notice more fluctuations in your energy level this month. Fatigue is experienced by most pregnant women, but this month, you may find that fatigue alternates with periods of extra energy. Use your energy bursts wisely doing things you absolutely need to do and preparing for the birth and time after birth. Don?t overdo it, though.