The 28th Week of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Week by Week – The 28th Week of Pregnancy

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Welcome to the first week of the third and final trimester of your pregnancy. At about this time, if your baby is still sleeping in the breech position, he or she still has enough time to turn around by the due date. Feeling pregnant and looking pregnant can make your life become more baby-centric.

What to expect at 28 weeks pregnant? What are your physical changes at this week?

Now, you’re starting your 7th month of pregnancy; there are some big changes occurring inside your body and your body will keep on adapting up until your delivery. Here are the common symptoms of the 28th week of pregnancy:

  • Stretch Marks

Sadly, there is nothing you can do to stop stretch marks from appearing on your body especially on your rounded belly.

  • Dizziness

Again and again! Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms during your whole pregnancy period. If it strikes harder, check your doctor, lie down and elevate your legs to relieve the feeling.

  • Bleeding Gums

The pregnancy hormones strike again and again!  You will find that your gums become bleeding, thus make sure to take an extra care of your teeth.

  • Backaches

At the 28th week of pregnancy,  you’ll experience some backaches because as long as your baby is growing bigger he or she puts extra pressure on your body. Therefore, consider sleeping with huge comfortable pregnancy pillows to ease the pain around your back.

  • Leg Cramps

During the different stages of pregnancy, you’ll have leg cramps. In fact,  most pregnant women suffer leg cramps too! So consider wearing comfy flat shoes!

  • Swollen Feet

Although you can move as you want without the feeling of clumsiness by the end of the day, you’ll notice that your feet became swollen. Don’t worry they will return to their normal size by the next morning!

The pregnancy hormones may cause hyperpigmentation of your skin. You may notice some patches of brownish or grayish skin on your face it’s called Chloasma.

  • Braxton Hicks contractions

Most women experience the Braxton Hicks contractions at this week of pregnancy. But it’s still a false alarm! Your uterus is practicing these contractions to get ready for the labor.

  • Constipation

Your expanding uterus is putting an extra pressure on your body especially your colon that’s why you’re experiencing constipation.

How big is your baby at 28 weeks pregnant?

At 28 weeks pregnant, your baby is as big as the size of an eggplant; weighing about 2.2 pounds and measuring 14.8 inches long.

 

What’s happening with your baby? (Baby’s Development)

At 28 weeks pregnant, your baby is continuing to grow at a steady rate. He or she is hearing to your voice and they’re getting ready to meet you.

 

28 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

By 28 weeks pregnant, your baby starts getting more weight you’ll even notice that he or she is looking plump in the ultrasound images.

 

When to call the doctor?

You should call the doctor the moment you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe cramping
  • Vaginal bleeding

 

The Checklist of the 28th week of pregnancy:

  • Count fetal kicks
  • Attend a childbirth class
  • Check your healthcare provider

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Post Author: Pregnancy House

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