What are common problems that may occur during week 24 of pregnancy?

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During this week of pregnancy, you should watch out for swelling of your legs and ankles caused by edema. This could be a sign of preeclampsia, so be sure to drink a lot of liquids, exercise frequently, and elevate your feet occasionally. Since doctors usually administer the glucose challenge test (GCT) during this time, some women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes or high blood sugar. Occasionally, some women experience preterm labor during this time. This is a serious complication that requires immediate medical attention. Fortunately, with immediate and aggressive medical help, your baby may still be able to survive if it is born during this time.

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