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Pregnancy and Fetal Development

Picture of Third Trimester (36 Weeks)

Picture of Third Trimester (36 Weeks)

This photo shows a baby at 36 weeks of gestational age during the third trimester. During this stage:

  • The waxy coating that protects the skin (vernix) becomes thicker.
  • The baby accumulates more body fat. The infant has much less room to move around in the womb.
  • The baby weighs approximately 6 to 6 ½ pounds and is between 16 to 19 inches in length.
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Text Reference: American Pregnancy Association: "Fetal Development: Third Trimester"