Your baby looks distinctly more human this week. Her perceptual development will expand to include a sense of hearing to the other senses of smell and taste. As your baby completes the development of the inner ear, she will be able hear not only your voice, but all other sounds. If you have decided on your baby’s name, you can call her by her name, play music or read a book to her. She may begin to react well to your voice by moving and kicking in the womb.
At this stage, expectant mothers may suffer lower back and groin pains, which are completely normal. As the baby grows quickly in the womb, you will continue to gain weight. Pregnant women should gain around 200 g each week. Continue taking regular exercise and avoid eating unhealthy food.