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27th week of pregnancy


At 27 weeks, the endocrine system, which is responsible for the production of hormones, continues to develop. The pancreas and thyroid glands are working more and more actively. The weight of the future mother continues to grow, and the baby is actively developing. This week is the end of the period, which is called the second trimester.

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At this time, the child’s individual metabolic process is being formed. Interestingly, it will affect all other processes in the body of the future person throughout life. It means the ability to digest food, react to infections, stress and the like. From this week, the baby will grow significantly. This is a consequence of the production of growth hormone in one of the glands of the brain. For now, the baby still has room to tumble and move around freely. But very soon it will take a static position in the uterus.

In turn, the uterus rises higher and higher, making it difficult for the woman to breathe. Try to spend more time in the fresh air, because the baby needs oxygen as much as you do.

What is happening with the baby at 27 weeks?

  • The size of the baby increases. His height can reach 24 centimeters, and his weight – up to 1 kilogram. Externally, he looks almost like a newborn, his body is proportional, and on the face there are eyebrows, eyelashes, hair.
  • In the womb, the baby lives an active life. Periodically he opens his eyes, reacts to light, listens to sounds from the outside, moves his arms and legs.
  • By this period, all the internal organs of the baby are already formed. Starting from week 27, they begin to improve. The baby’s brain enlarges, the first windings are formed.
  • Oxygen comes to the baby through the umbilical cord, but his lungs are already taking a certain shape.
  • Meconium, the first born feces, accumulates in the intestines.

What is going on with mom at 27 weeks pregnant?

  • It may seem to the expectant mother that pregnancy lasts indefinitely, because it can still be accompanied by symptoms such as irritability, rapid fatigue, heaviness and excessive sweating.
  • Some habitual forms of activity become unavailable. The abdomen of the expectant mother grows, the uterus rises higher and higher. In turn, it presses on the internal organs and diaphragm, which can lead to the appearance of shortness of breath. The cause of heartburn can be compression of the stomach, and frequent urination – pressure on the bladder. To cope with heartburn, constipation, abdominal bloating and other gastrointestinal problems, stick to a balanced diet that will improve intestinal motility.
  • Due to the fact that the internal organs have changed their original position, there may be difficulties even in the process of sleeping at night. After all, it becomes more and more difficult to adopt a comfortable posture. Doctors recommend sleeping on your side with a pillow or blanket between your legs.
  • The growing uterus can also affect a woman’s gait, which can lead to back pain.

The nature of normal discharge does not change. They should be whitish in color and without a pungent odor. The only thing that may change is the amount. The discharge may become a little more abundant. Remember to pay attention to whether the color or consistency of the discharge changes.

Recommendations for expectant mothers

If you have to sit a lot, take regular walking breaks and stretch your body. This will prevent swelling and varicose veins.

Communicate with your baby. This is a very important aspect of the formation of psychological contact between mother and child. Such interaction is sure to bear fruit in the future.

Watch the weight you gain. There is no need to eat for two. Take food in small portions, but more often. Enrich your diet with foods that contain protein and calcium: fish, beef, milk and fermented milk products. Eat soups, porridge, fruits and vegetables every day.

Do not ignore physical activity. Walking in the fresh air is very important at this term.

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