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28'th Week of Pregnancy

28 week Pregnant
  • Thi is your 28'th week of pregnancy... you're looking lovely!

Changes in You
  • You are probably starting to feel very large by week 28, as your uterus rises to about 3 inches above your navel. You should be steadily gaining weight from this point on, even if your weight gain has been minimal until this point in time.You are getting larger, and as you get larger, you become more uncomfortable. Your legs may ache or cramp. Hot weather, standing for long periods of time, or low blood sugar can make you more prone to dizziness and fainting.

Changes in Your Baby
  • At this week the Size of the baby is at 35 cm and the baby weighs around 1.1 kgBy pregnancy week 28 your baby is still very slim, carrying around only 2 to 3 percent body fat at most. Still, you may have gained as much as 24 or more pounds by now! Keep in mind pregnancy weight gain is important for your baby.Your baby's lungs are now capable of breathing!! Isn't that big news? Your baby's main job right now is to put the finishing touches on major organ systems, such as his/her brain, lungs and liver. Want to give chocolates to your baby? Well, though your baby's swallowing and sucking skills are improving, he/she wouldn't be able to eat it yet!!!

Tips and Precautions
  • Get to the Doctor according to the antenatal schedules. Check for the glucose in the blood both fasting and postprandial and inform the Doctor about the values.Get tested for your Rh factor and glucose if not done yet. If this is an Rh negative pregnancy it is the time for the first dose of anti D Rh sensitization.Tingling in your lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them is known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). It is common among pregnant women.Many places will invite you to visit the facilities and meet the staff so that you have a relaxed feeling about the ambience of the facility. Start reading the reality of childbirth.Calculate kick counts; you time how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes, or rolls. Ideally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. You are likely to feel 10 movements in much less time.

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