Week by week pregnancy guide: You and your baby at Week 28

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Your baby, who is the size of a Chinese cabbage, may appear more plump in ultrasounds thanks to the extra layer of fat forming. As for you, mum, just a few more months and you will get to hold the little person residing in you right now.

How Big is Your Baby?

week by week pregnancy guide: week 28

Your Baby's Development

In this week by week pregnancy guide, you'll learn that:

  • Your baby can turn his head in your uterus if he notices a continuous, bright light shining from the outside.
  • He is getting used to blinking his eyes.
  • His bones are nearly developed, though they are still soft. (Don't worry, they will harden more after he is born.)
  • You may notice that your baby looks plump in the ultrasound. That's because of the layers of fat forming.
  • His lungs are mature enough to survive, if he were to be born now.

Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Morning sickness may not be a concern any more. (This is probably the best bit in this week by week pregnancy guide.)
  • The top of your uterus can now be felt well above your belly button.
  • Your pregnancy symptoms are changing once again. Many women begin experiencing leg cramps and even haemorrhoids at this point.
  • It is hard to get a good sleeping position, especially because your baby is big enough to give you some sharp kicks to the ribs.
  • As the uterus applies pressure on your colon, constipation becomes more frequent.
  • You start wondering if you have been pregnant forever. Of course, the nervousness revolving around labour and birth also takes over your thoughts.

Pregnancy Care

  • While exercising is advisable, you must not indulge in anything strenuous.
  • With the increasing appetite, ensure you munch on healthy snacks.
  • Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of fluids every day.

Your Checklist

  • To relieve swollen ankles and feet, exercise early in the day before the swelling becomes full-blown.
  • Remember that pregnant women are sexy. So treat yourself to cute maternity workout clothes.
  • This is the best time for a 3D or 4D ultrasound. Many gynaecologists bake the price of a 4D ultrasound into their package price, so do check if your doctor can do it for you complimentary.
  • Now is the best time to look into a confinement caterer, should you choose to hire one.

Your next week: 29 weeks pregnant

Your previous week: 27 weeks pregnant

Do you have questions on this week by week pregnancy guide? What are your current concerns, mums? Leave us a comment below!

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Written by

Jasmine Yeo