27 Weeks pregnant today.

Hello everyone! So today is the start of my 27th week of my pregnancy, I have had quite a stressful week, so I am hoping that next week will be a lot better.

I am still struggling with a horrendously painful back and hip pain, which is probably only going to get worse, and for this reason I am leaning more towards having a c-section instead of natural birth.

About baby this week:

Your baby now weighs nearly 875g and will probably measures more than 36cm from head to toe. His eyes open and close, he sleeps and wakes at regular intervals and he may suck a finger or thumb.

Sweet dreams, little baby! Some experts believe that babies begin to dream by week 27. What do they dream about? No one knows for sure but your baby’s brain is certainly active now. The characteristic grooves on his brain’s surface is starting to appear and more brain tissue is developing.

You may be detecting rhythmic movements, which is simply your baby having an attack of the hiccups. They are common this week and throughout your pregnancy. A spell of hiccups usually passes in moments. The sensation for you may be strange, but rather comforting.

Since your uterus (womb) is now up near your rib cage, you may now find yourself short of breath if you haven’t already. Starting now and continuing through the last three months of pregnancy, you may be plagued by leg cramps, haemorrhoids, varicose veins and an itchy belly.

If a blood test for your rhesus status found you to be rhesus negative (RhD negative) earlier in pregnancy, you’ll probably be tested for antibodies this week or next. These may be present in your blood if your baby is RhD positive, and you’ll have what’s called an anti-D injection to combat the incompatibility. You may be offered a repeat injection at 34 weeks.

You’re likely to have another antenatal appointment soon and you may have a blood test to check for pregnancy anaemia. You can become anaemic if you don’t have iron in your diet, resulting in a deficiency of red blood cells. Many pregnant women develop a mild case of the illness because of normal changes in the body. 

All information and picture from babycentre.

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