You have just stepped into the third semester on your Pregnancy Week 28. Let’s take you through week 28.
Mother’s Changes at Pregnancy Week 28:
You are facing a lot of changes – itchy skin, swelling, heartburn, leg cramps, varicose veins, in this semester. The uterus is three inches above the position of your naval. The weight gain on an average is 17 and 24 pounds. You have to have a test for gestational diabetes. You would probably feel a bit heavy with backaches and pressure. You can take a warm bath during this period, Pregnancy Week 28.
You have to have a few blood tests done and one of them is the measuring of Rh factor. If you do not have it, that is, if you are Rh-negative and the baby is Rh-Positive, then the baby could suffer from anemia and jaundice. You have to prevent these by a vaccine that you have to take at pregnancy week 28 and again after delivery.
You are on your way to enter the third semester and there are many changes your body must adjust to. Sweet watery substance called the colostrums would be developing in your breasts and could be leaking out. If it does not there is no reason to get worried as in many cases, it does not leak out.
You have to see your doctor once in every two weeks now.
Baby’s Growth at Pregnancy Week 28:
This is the seventh month and the baby is growing rapidly inside with eyebrows and lashed now present and the hair is gradually growing. The eyelids are formed and the body gets plump and round. The muscles are also improving. The lungs are grown but if the baby is born prematurely it would have difficulty to breathe. You can talk to the baby now because he knows your voice at Pregnancy Week 28.
The bay weighs around 1000 grams that are about 2 pounds now (Pregnancy Week 28). The health care provider would be able to tell you the baby’s right position, whether head below or feet first (breech position). The baby changes its position on its own. The baby’s brain – the grooves and folds expand now and he has more layers of fat and hair growth.
This is not an easy week for mom and daddy has to have a lot of support. Take her for shopping someday or treat her to an oil massage for her abdomen or buy her some maternity outfit to make her feel good.