Now you 27 weeks pregnant you are at the end of the second trimester! Your child is still growing a bit in length, but will increase in weight over the coming weeks. At this moment your baby is 34 centimeters and about the same size as a cauliflower. The weight has already increased to 800 grams.
This weight will be 4 times as heavy in the last trimester! For your baby, this is good because he or she will develop more fat layers. These layers will ensure that your baby stays warm when he or she has left the heat of your womb.
Weight gain if you are 27 weeks pregnant
You will notice that you have become heavier. Assume that the grammes will continue to fly in the coming weeks. On average women now approach around 400 to 500 grams per week. As long as you eat healthy you do not have to worry about yourself. You are now creating reserves for your baby. As soon as you have given birth, the kilos will go off again at a rapid pace. At least, if you do not eat too much or eat fatty products.
27 weeks pregnant: In the pregnancy calendar you follow the development of your baby from week to week
The hiccups, eyebrows and eyelashes
Do you sometimes feel shocking or rhythmic movements in your womb? That is a sign that your baby has the hiccups. This is a very natural phenomenon. In terms of development, the dots are now being put on the proverbial 'i'. Your child now gets eyebrows but also the eyelashes. The ears now also develop an eardrum. The eyes have been opened for a while. The color of the eyes is gray / blue. This is the same for every unborn child. Only after about 6 months to a year after birth does the real color of the eyes develop.
Increasing burden of stomach acid
Maybe you had stomach acid before. Now that you are 27 weeks pregnant, your uterus is increasingly pressing your stomach. This makes the stomach acid more up.
The hormones in your body also ensure that the muscle that sits between your esophagus and stomach is slightly weakened. The stomach acid enters your esophagus which causes heartburn. Here you may have had problems in the first months of pregnancy.
What can you do to treat heartburn?
- Eat less large portions one day more often.
- Try to avoid spicy food and citrus fruits (orange, lemon, grapefruit).
- Sometimes it can help to eat some vanilla custard or to drink hot milk.
If this does not help, you can ask the midwife if she can recommend a medicine that is not harmful to your baby. Do not get started immediately with tablets for stomach acid from the drugstore.
27 weeks pregnant: A cummerbund can support with, among other things, pelvic instability.
Load of pelvic instability
Pelvic instability feels like a pain in your pelvis during walking or when you have to stand for a long time. This pain is caused by the fact that the ligaments in your uterus and cartilage become softer by the hormones. This is necessary for delivery because this gives your baby more room to get out. Women who are 27 weeks pregnant may already feel this pain.
If you have had a lot of problems with previous deliveries, a visit to the physical therapist can help to alleviate the pain. Discuss with your doctor or midwife what is best for you.
You are rather tired
In the beginning of the second trimester you probably still had enough energy. Now that you have been 27 weeks pregnant, you gradually start to notice that your energy is decreasing and you are tired before. You will also increasingly need rest. Always keep listening to your body and do not do things you do not feel like or are too tired for.
If there are tasks such as the baby room or the baby clothes then it is wise to arrange this quickly! Your fatigue may worsen in the coming weeks.
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