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- At 25 weeks pregnant, the structures of the spine begin to form -- joints, ligaments and rings. These will protect the all important spinal cord which serves as the information transmitter for your child's body.
- Blood vessels of the lungs develop.
- Your baby's nostrils begin to open. There is a study out of Belfast that suggests babies at this stage have the capability of scent preferences!
- The nerves around the mouth and lip area are showing more sensitivity now. When baby is rooting for food later on, these will be valuable!
- His swallowing reflexes are developing at week 25 of your pregnancy.
- Dexterity is improving. Your baby can make a fist and would clasp objects placed in palm.
- After 25 weeks of pregnancy, your child has now obtained an approximate length of 13.6 inches (34.6cm) and weighs 1.46 pound (660gm).
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