27 gestational week
Gestational week 27 corresponds to month 7 of pregnancy and you are stepping confidently into the third trimester of pregnancy. Already the workload is great, as the weight gained is not small at all. You are breathing heavily, you cannot sit for long without experiencing discomfort, you find it difficult to sleep, etc. If you have been active in the past few weeks and have been doing pregnancy exercises, you may have maintained good physical condition.
During the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth gestational weeks, the child becomes even more active. Staring at her abdomen, a pregnant woman may notice how it becomes in “waves”, here and there laxes and heels appear. Exclude from the menu all allergens.
Size and development of the fetus in the 27th gestational week
- Height – 36.6 cm.
- Weight – 875 g.
- Head circumference – 25.0 cm.
- Abdominal circumference – 23.0 cm.
The main stages of child development have already passed successfully. Now it is only improving and growing. The fetus is almost 37 cm long and can weigh almost a kilogram. The chest circumference is 25.0 cm and the head circumference is 23.0 cm.
At this stage of pregnancy, the child is still conducted as premature, but practically all organs and systems in his body function independently. His heart beats at up to 150 beats per minute. The chest makes 40 respiratory movements during this time.
Important characteristics such as reflexes and the speed of metabolic processes are currently being determined.
What does a pregnant woman feel during the twenty-seventh gestational week?
A third of the pregnancy is ahead and the pregnant woman must maintain her patience and perseverance in every respect. The discomfort that haunts her daily may slightly make her feel bad. Therefore, it is advisable to continue to be active but give up some more strenuous activities.
We recommend that during your free time you plan exciting and interesting activities to keep you entertained and relaxed. That way you won’t concentrate your attention on your chubby figure and clumsiness.
The belly will continue to grow, as will the child itself. The bottom of the uterus is now 27 cm from the pubic bone. The uterus itself is enlarging, and along with it the amount of amniotic fluid. At the moment they make up about half a liter. In some cases, they even reach 3 litres.
Excess amniotic fluid can be due to an infection that has gotten into the womb, as well as with rapid weight gain.
There are situations when the amniotic fluid is less than the norm. In these, the uterus is located lower. It is advisable in such circumstances to monitor how many movements the baby makes – anemia, as a rule, lowers its activity.
It is normal at this stage of pregnancy for a woman to experience shortness of breath. The uterus squeezes the lungs. To avoid unpleasant sensations, you need to stand upright and raise the shoulders.
The bladder, stomach, intestines and liver continue to function under pressure.
You already know what the vaginal currents look like. Continue to monitor their condition and consult the supervising gynecologist at any deviation.
The menu of a pregnant woman in the 27th gestational week
Continue to eat healthy – products should be fresh and according to the season. Avoid strong spices and sauces.
If you want to consume a particular herb or spice, consult a doctor about their properties. They may provoke an allergy or complicate pregnancy. However, there are herbs that stimulate lactation. Certain spices are recommended in order to lower salt consumption.
Inform yourself well before including a new product in the diet.
At this stage of pregnancy there is still a risk of anaemia. Consume iron-rich foods regularly.
Preparing for childbirth
If you have taken a course for expectant parents, then you already know quite a few interesting and important things. You are preparing both physically and mentally for the new addition to the family. It’s time to get started and browse the clinics in the area. Some departments organise open days.
If the child is even in the 27th gestational week, it will be fully viable.
What is seen on an ultrasound?
At this stage of pregnancy, the branches of the bronchi and lungs are already visible, the alveoli are formed. The heart, its four main chambers, the atrium and other internal organs are clearly visible. On ultrasound, you can look at the main blood vessels.
Move on to the 26th gestational week or the 28th gestational week
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