27 Weeks of Pregnancy – Complete Gestation Step By Step

From Body Carre we are going to see two pregnancies of two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.

At 27 weeks pregnant, the baby is already large and mom and dad may even be scared by its size and the amount that has grown since the last ultrasound. Incidentally, it is the ideal time to perform 4D ultrasound. It is about 38cm tall and weighs about 1kg! It grows quickly and visibly! The fetal development of the baby is almost complete, now it only has to mature and gain weight to be born.

At 27 weeks of pregnancy, the uterine space becomes tighter and the baby can be accommodated in various positions, from the front, sitting or upside down. But this is not a cause for concern, since until the end of pregnancy it can turn several times . His skin is very wrinkled and he still looks very thin compared to the chubby baby that will be born. The accumulation of fat under the skin now occurs in an accelerated way until the day of birth.

It is very natural that at 27 weeks of gestation, the baby makes repetitive movements within the womb, better known as hiccups. Even if you are still not breathing air, but amniotic fluid, you can have hiccups throughout the day, they do not last long; do not be alarmed because this is absolutely normal, it is just a training of your diaphragm . Your brain this week is well developed and very active, the brain’s appearance with grooves on the surface becomes more apparent and more brain tissue begins to develop. All sensory connections in the brain are already wired and turned on. The baby is capable of dreaming at this stage of development!

The internal sensations of the mother in the 27th week of pregnancy

Mom, did you know that organs are reorganized within our body during pregnancy? Yes, to make room for the growth of the uterus, the stomach, intestine, kidney and heart undergo changes within the body , they have to work twice as long, even being pressed against the back or the ribs. The organs most used during pregnancy are the lungs and the heart, they have to provide double oxygenation for the mother and the baby. That is why breathing during pregnancy is so difficult: the body is working at its limit and has less and less space.

The stomach compresses and changes in size, so eating becomes increasingly difficult . The kidneys dilate and kidney stones are very common during pregnancy, the skin and hair can also be different. Some women look prettier and others may feel drier or oily skin, it all depends on how the body reacts to hormonal changes.

With 27 weeks of pregnancy, the appearance of varicose veins, hemorrhoids and leg cramps is very common . Talk to your obstetrician about how to prevent, reduce, or mitigate symptoms. There are suitable socks for pregnant women that help in this period. Plenty of hydration is important too.

Sensations and external factors in the 27th week of pregnancy

The most anticipated day is getting closer and closer and the anxiety is getting stronger. Do you have all the clothes? And your maternity bag? Take the opportunity to make a list of what you will need in the hospital you have chosen and leave everything organized, so that you do not forget any details that day. Hospitals offer a list of what you will need for both you and your baby.

Let’s toast with a glass of water, to say goodbye to the second trimester! At 27 weeks, your baby is already breathing (it is amniotic fluid, not air, but still quite fresh) and is even showing some brain activity. You have a lot to think about at this time, probably some questions occupy your mind, especially those related to the birth of your baby and the search for the best pediatrician for the baby that will soon be born. Take a look at the third trimester, prepare for some pretty embarrassing incidents (like having to urinate all the time and maybe even when it’s just a false alarm). This is all due to the course of your late pregnancy and is entirely temporary. It’s time for your trip to the bathroom at home. Are you ready?

How big is the baby at 27 weeks?

At 27 weeks pregnant, your baby is as big as a head of lettuce. The average 27-week fetus measures 14.4 inches and weighs 1.9 pounds. But your baby is not only getting bigger he or she is also smarter now.

27 weeks pregnant, how many months?

At 27 weeks pregnant, you are already five months and four weeks pregnant. This is the last week of the sixth month and the last week of the second trimester.

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Symptoms of pregnancy at week 27

The bothersome symptoms you’ve been having are most likely not going away yet (although at any moment they can go away), but at least surely, you’ve found some ways to deal with them, you may even have gotten used to them. Know the most frequent symptoms of pregnancy of 27 weeks:

  • Cramps The cramps in your legs continue, try to flex your feet and drink enough water throughout the day, this will help prevent cramps.
  • Pain in your back. You can stretch the back area a little, to relieve pain. Try sleeping with a huge full-body pillow to take some pressure off your hips and achieve a more comfortable position for your aching back.
  • The constipation. If you have already put into practice the strategies to avoid constipation such as: consuming foods rich in fiber, you have taken daily walks and drink enough water, but you continue to have difficulty going to the bathroom. It is best to consult your Obstetrician about the safety of including a supplement with fiber and that he is the one who provides you with another solution that does not affect the development of your pregnancy.
  • Hemorrhoids All the effort you make to go to the bathroom, in addition to all the pressure exerted by your baby on the belly, can cause another quite unpleasant and painful symptom in the 27th week of pregnancy. Try to prevent constipation to avoid hemorrhoid problems.
  • Changes in your skin, hair, and nails. This represents one of the most pleasant symptoms in the 27th week of pregnancy. You may notice changes in the thickness of your nails and their accelerated growth, although it is also possible that your hair is negatively affected and begins to fall out, since at this stage it is quite fragile.
  • Embarrassing moments with urination A simple sneeze can make you urinate (if it is a very uncomfortable symptom). This happens because your baby exerts a strong pressure on your vagina, in this aspect there is not much to do. Simply, you should try to go to the bathroom more times to empty your bladder, you can also help yourself by using a protector if you are worried about a sudden emptying of your urine.

If you are 27 weeks with twins, you are more vulnerable to having a premature delivery, so if you notice any pregnancy symptoms that are out of the ordinary, such as: bleeding, watery discharge, abdominal pain or repeated and constant contractions, inform your obstetrician promptly.

Development of pregnancy at week 27

The healthy weight gain in your 27 weeks of pregnancy is around 15 to 30 pounds. If you’ve rapidly gained more than recommended (two or more pounds per week), your OB may suggest how to slow down the weight gain a bit. It sounds rude, the risk of pregnancy complications and preterm labor decreases. This will also make it easier to gain weight in the third trimester, as you won’t have too many extra pounds to lose later.

If you’re 27 weeks pregnant with twins, you’ve probably gained more weight, 29 to 44 pounds. However, your twins are growing and developing at roughly the same rate as single babies, although one baby is probably slightly smaller than the other.

You may feel a lot of kicking inside your 27 week pregnant belly, double the kicking, if you are 27 weeks pregnant with twins. You may even feel small hiccups, which are similar to small contractions. For now, sit back and enjoy your baby’s kicks and punches. For the next week, you should start counting kicks to make sure your baby is constantly active on a day-to-day basis.

Ultrasound at week 27 of pregnancy

Inside your 27-week womb, baby is practicing inhalation and exhalation with his rapidly developing lungs. It’s official: your baby shows brain activity. From here on, your baby’s brain will continue to be more complex, turning that 27-week-old fetus into a true know-it-all.

If your pregnancy has been uncomplicated so far, you probably won’t have a prenatal appointment or a 27 week pregnancy ultrasound. However, starting next week, you will visit the doctor twice a month, or every two weeks. Maybe you can buy some magazines or download some new apps, to make future visits to the waiting room more enjoyable.

Not to be missed reading this fabulous article: When do babies sit?

Considerations regarding the 27th week of pregnancy

  • Choose a pediatrician.
  • It’s time to make an important decision: Who is going to be in the delivery room?
  • Now you must make a birth plan.
  • Start training your body to give birth, if it’s about time.
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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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