Your baby's hearing has improved.

This means he may be able to distinguish between new and everyday sounds.

Your little one measures 38 cm from head to toe and weighs 900 g.

Your baby's taste buds are getting more sensitive. Expose your baby to a variety of flavours and nutritious food to give him a healthy start in life.

How is your baby's brain developing?

His brain is picking up memory skills, and he will be able to remember and recognize your voice if you talk to him regularly.

What pregnancy symptom might you experience this week?

Passing gas frequently occurs in too many moms-to-be. Increased levels of the hormone, progesterone, slows down digestion and allows more gas to build up. Make your third trimester a comfortable one and manage excess gas with these tips:

  1. Monitor your diet certain food may trigger flatulence. Avoid fried, fatty and spicy food as they can increase gas production.
  2. Eat slowly so you don't swallow excess air that may lead to increased flatulence.
  3. Exercise. Even taking a walk after a meal can stimulate digestion, and decrease the likelihood of passing gas. Remember to consult your doctor before doing any exercises during your pregnancy.

Mom's tip of the week

For more advice on how to deal with this and other symptoms, why not join a prenatal class? It's a good time to do so as it will offer plenty of guidance on the labour and birth process, and prepare you for the upcoming big day.