Week 27 of Your Pregnancy

26 weeks pregnant

98

Days to go

0.91

kgs
Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 27 weeks are:

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Sneasing

During pregnancy, blood flow to the mucous membranes increases. The nose is full of mucous membranes. The extra blood flow causes the nasal passages to swell, which leads to extra watery discharge and congestion. Both the additional discharge and congestion can lead to increased sneezing

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Glowing Skin

Through pregnancy, increase in various hormone levels can cause increased blood flow to the skin beneath your face resulting in pregnancy glow. In addition, the oil glands under the skin work more actively which adds to the glow factor.

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Thicker Hair

By this pregnancy stage, your oestrogen and androgen hormone levels are high enough to make your hair lustrous and beautiful. Not only that, your hair grows quite quickly. This is the time to fall in love with your tresses and enjoy the phase.

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Pelvic Pain

Your little bean is growing, your uterus is streching and expanding to accomodate your growing fetus. The hormones also cause the loosening of some of the ligaments and ligaments in the pelvic area in preparation for delivery. All these factors together result in pelvic pain during this stage of your pregnancy.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 14.5 inches(36.5cms)
Baby’s Weight: 0.91 kgs

Baby’s Lungs

Baby’s lungs are producing surfactant which helps him/her breathe when they enter this world.

Baby’s Lungs

Baby’s lungs will not be developed until the very end, he/she can now get all the oxygen via the placenta. They prepare for taking their first breath as soon as they are born.

Baby’s Immune System

Liver and immune system of your little one has still a long way to go before they are completely developed.

Baby’s Ears

Baby is able to hear your voice from within the womb and it has a calming effect on him/her. So continue your sweet little banter with the baby.

Baby’s Eyes

Baby is now able to open and close eyes. Exciting isn’t it? Flash a torch on your belly and you might be able to see your baby move. That’s a reaction to the light flashed.

Your's Changing Body

The ever-growing uterus puts pressure on different nearby organs, one of them being the nerves in your legs. This pressure on your leg nerves can cause leg cramps. There is also lesser blood circulation to your legs since the uterus puts pressure on the blood vessels.

Pregnancy is a sensitive time for us and small changes can sometimes create panic. Increased vaginal discharge maybe scary but it is, in fact, normal in most cases. Creamy white watery discharge happens due to hormonal changes. It is also your body’s way of preventing vaginal infections and keeping your baby safe. But remember, if you find a change in color, quickly consult your doctor to be on the safe side.

The human body is a wonderful creation. Did you know the main reason behind constipation during pregnancy? Your digestive system moves slowly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients from your food so that your baby can have the best nutrition possible. This slow movement, of course, causes you inconvenience, and the best way to combat it is by staying hydrated and eating fiber-rich foods.

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too. Along with this, you can avoid foods that trigger heartburn such as coffee and tea, spices, and deep-fried foods. Your aim should be to eat foods that are nutrient-rich and at the same time easy to digest.

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