How is my baby growing and developing during week 26 of pregnancy?

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At 26 weeks of pregnancy, your child is continuing to develop detailed parts of the body like the lungs and ears. Your baby is also continuing to breathe in the amniotic fluid bringing nutrients to their lungs. These help to develop the surfactant in the lungs, which helps them to inflate. The small inner workings of the ear are developing and in boys the testicles travel to the scrotum. Your child also has small fingernails at this time!

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