28 Weeks Pregnant : Symptoms, Baby Development, Baby Weight, Pregnancy Tips

28th Week Pregnancy Highlights

Right Sleep Positions

Try either 'side-only' or 'almost-back' sleep positions. Use blankets. pillows. cushions or towels to provide support to your neck back and growing belly.

Third Trimester Check-Ups!

From this week onwards. you'll have more frequent check-ups - every two weeks until 36th week after which it'll be every week until you deliver.

Pregnancy Milestone

At week 28, in the seventh month! Your third trimester starts now.

Your Baby’s Development During Week 28


Week 28
Baby’s Growth

weight (lbs)

1 kg.

Length (cm)

37.6 cm.

Approximate size


How Big is Your Baby?

During the third trimester, most babies shift their body position with the head facing downwards, suitable for delivery. If your baby hasn't changed the position yet, give it some time as babies change their position around week 36. This week, your baby will start to blink, dream and prepare for life outside the womb. Your little junior's heartbeat is so strong that your spouse can hear it if he places his ears near your bump.

Baby’s Length: 37.6 cm.

Baby’s Weight: 1 Kg.

Mother’s Changing Body: What to Expect


You might find it difficult to bend down, squat or carry a toddler; do not overdo it as this may affect the baby inside your womb.

Thinking about your baby and childbirth leads to dreams about labour. It is normal to experience fear and worry about childbirth.

Antenatal classes, prenatal yoga and meditation can help you ease the fear and prepare you physically and mentally for childbirth.

28th Week Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy Tips for Week 28


This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should:

  • If your nose is stuffy, try using some nasal strips or regulate the air conditioner temperature in your room to get some relief.
  • Babies tend to absorb more iron during the third trimester so it is necessary to take iron-rich foods such as spinach, tofu, chicken, beans, cereals, etc.
  • By now, you would have checked your Rh typing. If not, ask your gynaecologist about Rh blood typing test. If the mother is Rh negative and the baby is positive, then anti-D injection is required to nullify the harmful effect.
  • Get bed rest, a warm bath or a hot water massage to cope with the backache and leg cramps.

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