Pregnancy week by week, Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 27, Month 7
This week, your baby grows tall and gain more weight as a part of its healthy development. At the end of Week 27, your little one is more likely to grow an entire inch long and measure around 14 inches. The light sensitive region of the eye, retina and the taste buds develop inside the baby. Now your baby knows how to suck his/her thumb and might have experienced hiccups already. Unlike us, the baby doesn’t make noise as he/she is breathing amniotic fluid instead of air but you can feel a little jump when he/she experience hiccups. The brain has fully developed and this week, the fine tuning happens at a fast pace.
The ideal weight of the baby is estimated to be approximately 875 grams (1.93 pounds).
Your body might undergo various changes like weight gain, enlarged belly and increased size of breasts. You may experience increased appetite as the body requires more energy to support the development of the baby. Practice breathing techniques and yoga poses to strengthen your muscles and prepare for the big day (delivery day).
Most pregnant women suffer from Edema (swollen ankles, feet and hands) which is caused by the fluid built up in the body and it will become normal after child birth. If the symptom worsens, consult your gynecologist. The other existing symptoms include dizziness, itchy belly, stretch marks, stuffy nose, bleeding gums etc.
Tips to Tackle
- If you are finding it hard to wear shoes, try sandals or shoes with loose buckles to adjust according to the size of the swollen legs.
- Take an appointment with your dentist and follow regular oral hygiene to treat bleeding gums and avoid any further dental problems.
- It is time to finalize the hospital for your delivery and work on your birth plan, if you intend to have one.
- Little shopping, walking and grooming sessions for baby shower aren’t a problem but do not stress yourself.