How is my baby growing and developing during week 24 of pregnancy?

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At 24 weeks of pregnancy, your child's brain is developing rapidly. Your baby's taste buds are developing further, as well as other sensory functions. The lungs of your baby are beginning to produce a substance called surfactant which is necessary for proper breathing. Your child will also begin to grow hair and may develop a schedule for sleeping and waking. If your baby was born this week, it would have a chance of survival with intense medical care.

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