Week 28 of Your Pregnancy

27 weeks pregnant

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Days to go

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Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 28 weeks are:

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Shortness of Breath

There are multiple reasons for shortness of breath, one of the most common pregnancy symptoms. Sometimes, a mundane task such as walking a few steps can find you gasping for breath. Your heart is working faster, you are putting on pregnancy weight, your hormones are working on full force, your uterus is growing. All these factors can cause breathlessness. Needless to say breathlessness is not serious and will resolve once your have delivered your baby.

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Nipple Leaking

During pregnancy, your breasts are preparing themselves for breastfeeding and this acticity is supported by increased levels of a hormone known as prolactin. For some women, this hormone is produced at higher levels as a result of which they may experience leaky breasts. This symptom is quite normal and nothing to worry about.

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Braxton Hicks contractions

Not to be confused with labour pains, these contractions occur with limited frequency such as once or twice a day or once in every few hours. Some women do not experiece these contractions too. Typically you will feel the tightening of your abdmoninal muscles and hardening of your belly. These contractions will disappear once you change your position or activity.

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common during pregnancy, typically during the third trimester. This is usually due to constipation, increasing pressure on the pelvis, and an increase in blood volume. Symptoms typically include itching, rectal bleeding, and painful lumps.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 14.8 inches(37.5cms)
Baby’s Weight: 1 kg

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.

Baby’s Nervous System

Baby’s central nervous system is developed enough that your baby can now control his/her body temperature.

Baby can dream now

Baby can dream now!!! REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep begins which means your baby is a dreamer now.

Baby’s Sleep Pattern

Baby’s sleep pattern is more regularized now. Try to observe the pattern by identifying when the baby kicks.

Others

Baby’s brain is still developing.

Baby is now in a breech position which means his/her head is facing down or with buttocks, feet, or both pointed down. But do not worry, he/she could change position in the coming weeks.

Your's Changing Body

Again, growing uterus is responsible for causing back pain in some pregnant women. As your uterus grows and stretches, the center of gravity shifts causing pain on your lower back. In addition, the expanding uterus can also sometimes put pressure on a nerve resulting in back pain.

Your uterus and your waist are ever-growing and your waist line is obviously going to expand. This is a healthy sign of pregnancy and you can be confident that your little bean is growing the way it is supposed to.

Feeling hungry all the time? As with every other pregnancy symptom, fluctuating hormones are largely responsible for your growing appetite. The progesterone and oestrogen levels are constantly changing which are the culprits behind your seemingly constant hunger.

Most women experience sore breasts at different stages during pregnancy. Once you are pregnant, your breasts start preparing themselves to breastfeed your little one. Changing hormones and growing breasts result in pain and soreness in the area.

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