Week 28 of Your Pregnancy


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Pregnancy Symptoms

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

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.

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.

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.


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

Congratulations!!! You are now in the third trimester. You must be wondering where has all the time gone? In just few weeks, you will be able to hold your bundle of joy! Your baby is now the size of an Eggplant or a brinjal. 28 weeks is a good time to track your baby’s movements. Keep a track of how many times your baby kicks per day and at what times. Following are the development of your baby this week.

Baby is now able to blink their eyes. Exciting isn’t it? They are sure to melt your heart when they bat those cute little lids at you after they are born. Get ready to deal with this cuteness overload.

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

Baby can also stick its tongue out now. Why it does that, no one knows, but maybe it’s tasting the amniotic fluid.

Baby’s brain is still developing and it’s also developing some other skills inside the womb like coughing, sucking intensely, hiccuping, and better breathing.

Baby is getting into position for birth, which means their head is facing down. But this position can keep on changing as the baby continues to move inside the womb.

Baby’s sleep pattern is more regularized now. So now you may find that there are less movements during the day as your walking around or doing chores lulls them to sleep. But at night its like there is a zumba party inside your womb! When it’s your time to sleep, the baby wakes up from their slumber. Hence, you may notice more movements at night, causing you sleepless nights.


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