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A Peek Inside: 5 Amazing Fetal Development Photos



When frequent, regular contractions begin, your baby is on the way: now’s the time to be in close communication with your provider. Every labor is different, depending on whether it’s a first or second pregnancy or you need to be induced, but you’ll soon be able to meet your baby. A typical baby may weigh 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measure 20 inches at birth. Congratulations!

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By Katherine Solem. Published on July 12, 2010. Updated on November 23, 2015. Katherine Solem is a San Francisco–based health writer and editor.
Reviewed by Elisabeth Aron, MD, FACOG on October 5, 2015.