Baby development 9

Your baby is now fully formed and, if it is a boy, his testicles should have descended. Baby will gain weight at the rate of baby development 9 an ounce per day during the last month before the birth.

Your baby is getting fatter and its skin is less rumpled. He or she is getting ready for birth and is settling into the fetal position with its head down against the birth canal, its legs tucked up to its chest, and its knees against its nose. Your baby may be born anytime between the 37th and 42nd week of pregnancy. After your 36th week, your health care provider will increase your prenatal appointments to weekly. Your provider will check your weight, blood pressure, urine, fundal height, edema, and varicose veins. It is not intended to replace medical advice from your physician, doctor or health care professional.

This article is about speech directed at babies. For speech-like sounds produced by babies, see babbling. For the song by Terri Walker, see L. Baby talk is a type of speech associated with an older person speaking to a child. Baby talk has a “cooing” pattern of intonation different from that of normal adult speech: high in pitch, with many glissando variations that are more pronounced than those of normal speech.