Welcome to the final week of the second trimester and the beginning of the final pregnancy stage.
27 weeks pregnant is how many months?
At 27 weeks pregnant, you are in month 6 of your pregnancy. Only 3 months left to go!
Your Baby at 27 Weeks
This week, your baby’s height is over 14.4 inches (36.6 centimeters) from the top of the head to the heel and your baby weighs around 2 pounds. The unborn baby is now the size of a head of cauliflower.
Baby development at 27 weeks
Eyes: Your baby’s eyelids, which have been shut, can now open and close, and he may blink in response to light.
Hiccups: Baby hiccups which may feel like belly spasms to you, may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don’t bother the baby, relax and enjoy the stroke.
Lungs: Your baby’s lungs are now capable of breathing. Your baby is also getting plumper by the day.
What’s happening in my body?
You’re probably putting on a few pounds now, aside from the growing appetite, you might also experience heartburn. To prevent heartburn, eat lighter and less spicy foods. This week, bloating and constipation are experienced partly because your stomach is being squeezed by your growing baby, and partly due to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone.
27 weeks pregnant symptoms
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath and chest pains are all still normal at 27 weeks, but feel free to talk to your doctor if the pains become severely uncomfortable or are otherwise concerning to you.
Extra body hair: At 27 weeks, your facial and body hair may grow faster when you’re pregnant, possibly because of an increase in hormones called androgens.
Restless legs: This week, you may feel an unpleasant sensation in your lower legs, also an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what’s known as restless legs syndrome.
Safe Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy
The best sleeping posture during pregnancy in the second trimester is to sleep on your left side. This position is ideal for blood circulation and for supplying nutrients to the placenta. To keep the pressure on your pelvic region and hips, you may lie down with your knees up. You may use pillows to support your knees.
When to call the doctor
Call your doctor if you experience the following symptoms:
- Excess baby hiccups
- Overly active baby and intense kicking that lasts multiple hours at a time
- Abnormal swelling and symptoms of preeclampsia
- vaginal bleeding or a sudden change in vaginal discharge
- difficulty breathing