28 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens When You’re 28 Weeks Pregnant

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28 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens When You’re 28 Weeks Pregnant

28 weeks pregnant

Your Pregnancy in Week 38

Welcome to your 28th week of pregnancy! You are officially in your third trimester now. You’ll probably start to see your obstetrician or midwife every other week now. This will continue until your 36th week, when visits will become weekly.

Because you’re getting closer to baby’s due date, it’s time to start making a checklist of those last things you need to accomplish. Be sure you have everything you need for baby, and that all the arrangements are made for your hospital visit. If you haven’t toured the maternity ward of your hospital, it should be happening soon.

This tour will be scheduled through your childbirth class or through your doctor’s office. Don’t skip it unless you’ve delivered in this hospital before. It’s important that you know what to expect and where to go in the hospital before the big day arrives. You don’t want to be wandering around the hospital while you’re in active labour.

28 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

The third trimester of pregnancy is often marked with a lot of aches and pains. Though they are not serious, they can be annoying. Generally, they are caused by the extra weight and strain of carrying baby. There are also a lot of hormone fluctuations going on, and these can contribute to those aches and pains.

Shortness of breath often becomes a significant issue during the third trimester, too. As baby gets bigger, your lungs become more compressed, and breathing becomes more difficult. It’s a good idea to continue exercise all the way through your pregnancy, but be certain to make adjustments for the shortness of breath. You simply can’t work as hard now. Moderate walking is a great exercise now.

Your breasts may have started to produce colostrum. This yellowish fluid will be your baby’s first food, as you wait for a few days after he is born for your milk to come in. It’s a very healthy thing for a new baby. But, it’s not so much fun when it’s leaking into your bra. If your breasts have begun to leak, try adding breast pads to your bra.

28 Weeks Pregnant – Your Baby

Your baby’s weight is about 1.2 kg and she is about 36-40 cm long.

Your baby is putting on a lot of fat now. Her skin looks less wrinkled, and she continues to look more and more like a newborn. Her lungs have developed to the point that she would likely survive if born today. Of course, she still needs quite a few more weeks to really be ready for the outside world.

Baby is getting ready to meet you, so be sure you’re ready to meet her. Make a list of items you still need to acquire for your nursery. Start considering what you’ll pack to take to hospital. It’s not too early to get the bag packed. Start with items you know you want. You’ll have time to add more things as you think of them. If you need daycare after baby is born, now is the time to finalise your choices.

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