Pregnancy Encyclopedia – Week 27
The 27th week of pregnancy is definitely a great milestone for both mom and baby. The week is significant as it is the beginning of the final phase of being pregnant! You and your partner will be excited as the due date comes near. You can celebrate as there are only few more months for the little one to arrive.
Your baby’s the size of a big turnip. It measures 13.6 to 14.8 inches and weighs pounds. At this time, the baby is not only getting bigger but smarter too. The baby’s rapid developing lungs are helping in inhaling and exhaling. This is also the time when baby shows some brain activity.
The uterus continues to grow. It consistently puts pressure on upper chest area. This will make you feel chest pains and shortness of breath. You will also feel the presence of baby more often. This is due to his or her rapid movements. During week 27, the movement of the baby is very comforting. You also gain more weight. Your gait and balance will also vary as you lose weight. The growing uterus can now be felt near your rib cage.
Pregnancy Symptoms Week 27
This is week is no different from the last as far as symptoms are concerned. You will feel the same backaches, leg cramps, constipation, and haemorrhoids as previous weeks. The nails can get brittle and your hair is longer and thicker. You may also pee when you sneeze. Baby is putting a ton of pressure on your bladder. The urine flow may be slow. You must use the bathroom often and have a word with your doctor if you are concerned about a urinary tract infection. You may continue to have a thin, white, odorless vaginal discharge. You also need to talk to your doctor if it’s heavy, green, yellow, or strong-smelling. These are signs of vaginal infection that must be treated during pregnancy. The Braxton-Hicks contractions (false labor) continue to bother you. The ligaments in your pelvic area soften to get ready for delivery. The back pain also continues.
You must focus on consuming a lot of protein during pregnancy. This is crucial as it plays an important role in the development of your baby. Hence, make sure you include foods such as chicken, eggs, pork, nuts, and dairy products in your diet.
You should make exercise fun and social. Meet other pregnant women and go for exercises together.