32 Weeks Gestation

32 weeks

  • The lungs are still developing.
  • Body temperature is partially under control.
  • The skin is thicker, with more color.
  • The connections between the nerve cells in the brain have increased.
  • There is a good chance of long-term survival and the risk of long-term disability is low.
  • The weight is about 3 to 3 3/4 pounds.
  • The length is about 16 to 17 inches.


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Last updated December 5, 2012