As you finish 27 weeks of pregnancy, the beginning of the third/final trimester is now here. You have almost made it and it is only a few more weeks before you can hold the new life in your hand. This is the time when your doctor will show you fetal movement charts.
Changes in Your Body at Week 28 Pregnancy
The pressure of the uterus on your colon makes you feel more constipated. This will increase as you step into the 29th week of pregnancy soon.The increased weight also causes fatigue, insomnia, leg cramps and frequent urination on a day-to-day basis.
At 28 weeks of pregnancy you might experience more Braxton Hicks contractions at this stage. Don’t worry as these are only false labour alarms.
Your Baby’s Development at Week 28 Pregnancy
At 28 weeks of pregnancy the ultrasound images will show you that your baby is now plumper. This is because of the fat that continues to build under the skin.
The eyes have fully formed now and its eyebrows and even the eyelashes are now visible.
As more number of brain tissues grow, the surface changes from a smooth one to that having grooves and ridges.
Week 28 Pregnancy Tips and Advice
If your baby is in the breech position, there is still some time left for the child to move around. So there might be some monitoring on that. However, if the child does not move then you will have to deliver via a cesarean. So mentally prepare yourself for it.
If your blood test reports show that it contains an Rh antibody then it is likely that you will be given an anti-D injection during this week. This injection is again repeated during the 36th week of your pregnancy.
At 28 weeks of pregnancy read up more on the different types of pregnancy pains. The more alert you are the more you will know what to expect and what to do.
There are more such useful tips and advice for you in our short guide to managing pregnancy. Download it for free today!
Week 28 Fun
If you plan to breastfeed your baby then begin reading more about it and talk to other mothers who have already done it.
Spend some quality me time to think of big decisions like whether you would want to go back to work or be at home and if you do want to head back to work then how soon? Do you have a care giver who would look after your tiny baby in your absence?
So does your baby look plumper now? Is your excitement growing? How is the family reacting? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.
Week 28 Pregnancy Articles – Coming Soon!!!
Week 28 Pregnancy Discussions
- Have been diagnosed with polyhydramnios – what does that mean?
- My belly looks too small for the 28th week!
- Tips to cure soft stools during this period of pregnancy
- I am getting steroid shots in the 28th week of pregnancy
- A white discharge from the vagina
Week 28 Have a Laugh
Multiple births seem to be popping up all over the place. I think I know why. The shape the world’s in today, kids are afraid to come out by themselves!