At 27 weeks pregnant you and everyone around you has adjusted to the idea of you being pregnant. People look at you as a “mom”.
You are winding down on your last couple weeks of your second trimester and so is your energy.
Your Body At 27 Weeks Pregnant
Just under three inches above your belly button, you will notice the top of your uterus. The energy boost will be fading as you reach the end of your second trimester of pregnancy.
With the extra circulation and nutritional needs, your body is working harder as the baby grows, you may find naps helpful as the baby grows.
Braxton Hicks contractions are you uterus’ way of getting in shape.
If you have no history of premature labor, they are nothing to be alarmed about. They can be quite strong and can increase in strength with each pregnancy.
If there is a history of premature labor, discuss with your health care professional what the plan is if it occurs and preventive measures.
A pregnancy pillow or several regular pillows placed under your knee and other areas to provide support can come help sleep be more comfortable.
Enjoy the level of sleep that you can get now, because as the pregnancy progresses, it will become increasingly difficult due to discomfort and the need to go to the restroom.
Your Baby’s Development At 27 Weeks Pregnant
Your baby is a tiny perfectly formed human baby at 27 weeks weighing in at about 2 pounds and is about 15 inches long.
You probably can’t help but notice the weight you have gained, but it is not all due to chocolate ice cream cravings. The bulk of development is out of the way for the baby, so now it is time for the baby to gain some weight.
Though it will be awhile before your baby will be looking into your eyes, the eyelids begin to separate after being fused. The baby will develop the retinal layers needed to receive light and communicate to the brain the images that are seen.
Your baby’s lungs and immune system are maturing. Brain waves are firing away with the maturity of a newborn. The testes have descended if your baby is a boy.
Your Life At 27 Weeks Pregnant
Though you might now know exactly how it will all work out, no matter what you will need to take off some time to have your baby and appropriately recover.
This is especially true for women whose job includes heavy lifting and other physical demands.
Know your rights before maternity leave begins and see what your employer is planning to do while you are gone.
Being pregnant seems normal and natural. It may be a little hard to remember not being pregnant as you settle into adapting, planning, the excitement, and the attention.