At 27 weeks of pregnancy, your baby looks like a newborn but slimmer and smaller. The immune system is still immature but continues to develop. It is likely that you have already established your own sleep rhythm, which may be different from yours. Here’s the essentials about your pregnancy at 27 weeks pregnancy .
- Age of pregnancy: 27 weeks (7th month and 3rd trimester)
- Fetal age: 25 weeks
- 27 Weeks of pregnancy are 189 days of pregnancy
- Fetal length: 36.7 to 38 cm (measured from head to toe)
- Fetal weight: 870 to 1000 gr (approximately)
- Size: French garlic
Week 27 – 1st day
Your baby is approximately 38 cm and weighs around 900 grams. Although it is growing rapidly, your brain and lungs are still immature. Fortunately, it takes at least 13 weeks to get ready for the outside world.
Incredible things are happening: the tissues are in rapid development and the stem cells of each organ are at one thousand per hour. Consider storing the umbilical cord stem cells. Strangely enough, that Grandmas’ craze to keep the child’s navel after it falls, is now becoming a foundation. The umbilical cord tissue itself is replete with mesenchymal stem cells. Numerous studies are being carried out with these cells to generate new treatments in paralysis (spinal cord trauma), diabetes, heart disease, cartilage, bone defects, etc. But attention! Nowadays you have the technology for that! The cord needs to be collected there in the delivery room itself, no use keeping afterwards. Contact a stem cell bank.
Week 27 – 2nd day
If you have Rh-negative blood, your doctor may prescribe an examination to detect anti-Rh antibodies, also called anti-D, and apply an injection to combat incompatibility with the baby’s blood and prevent problems with it. Your doctor may report a repeat injection at 36 weeks.
Week 27 – 3rd day
Breast changes will continue until after delivery . In the third trimester, the halo will darken, but at this point the dark pigment is distributed outside the halo. This pigmentation is called the secondary halo and can reach up to half of the breast. The reason is not yet known.
Week 27 – 4th day
YOUR HEALTH – Food
Keep your drawer (or a refrigerator, if available at work) always packed with snacks to ease those unexpected moments of hunger. Check out some ideas:
Fruits varied, not to nauseate, but follow your instincts, sometimes your stomach only wants a type of fruit, and it is the one you should privilege
Crackers, toasted, preferably whole, and cereal bars
Cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios and other nuts
Individual boxes of juice or milk and bottles of mineral water
Dried or dried fruits.
Week 27 – 5th day
Progesterone slows the emptying of food in the stomach, which is increasingly pressured by the size of the baby, so the digestive acids end up being pushed up causing heartburn.
To reduce the effects of heartburn, try to break down your meals as much as you can, eating fewer meals a day. More liquid foods cause more heartburn and regurgitation.
Week 27 – 6th day
YOUR HEALTH – Hydration
Be sure to drink plenty of water to replenish all the fluid your body loses with perspiration. Coconut water is a more natural and healthy way of replenishing mineral salts, avoid isotonic drinks. If the weather is hot, avoid physical activities in outdoor areas and try not to expose yourself to the sun.
Week 27 – 7th day
YOUR HEALTH – Digestive System
Fibers are essential for the proper functioning of the digestive system and to prevent constipation, provided you also take a lot of water. Fiber helps keep blood sugar levels constant. They are found only in vegetable sources, such as seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, soybeans), grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes (beans, lentils, peas). Choose whole foods and flours.
Tips of Pregnancy
The varicose veins that can be prior to pregnancy may worsen and increase the discomfort: sleep and rest with legs elevated, wear comfortable shoes, without being too high or shallow, use rest socks and a belt to support the weight of the abdomen and localized massages are some measures that help relieve discomfort.
Hemorrhoids are a very common nuisance in pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are dilated blood vessels that protrude from the anal canal and can be internal or external, as they develop inside or outside the anus.
Constipation can aggravate the problem due to the effort to defecate. What can you do to help relieve the discomfort?
- Do Kegel exercises to improve irrigation in the area
- Sleep on your side (not your back) to relieve the pressure
- Increase intake of high-fiber foods
- Drink a pint and a half to two liters of water a day
- Avoid spicy foods and spices
- Avoid holding the same position for a long time
- Wear wide clothing and cotton underwear
- Use a cushion with a hole in the middle to avoid pressure
- Always choose the same time of day to go to the bathroom
- Wear witch hazel or ice compresses to relieve burning
- Avoid the abusive use of laxatives because these drugs alter the intestinal transit
- Use ointments or suppositories according to medical prescription
- Consult a specialist if symptoms persist for appropriate treatment.
- What is colostrum?
- Colostrum is a liquid with a thick consistency and yellow or transparent color, and although it is produced in small quantity, it has in its constitution all the nutrients necessary to adequately feed the newborn.
Colostrum combines a large amount of proteins and defense against infections such as immunoglobulins A, lactoferrin, white cells (leukocytes), cytokines, among others, also facilitating the digestion of the baby (whose system is still maturing after birth ) and intestinal elimination of the baby.
Around 4-5 days postpartum, colostrum is transformed into transitional milk with an intermediate composition between colostrum and mature milk.
- It is the first and best known vaccine
- It has a creamy / viscous appearance and is easy to digest
- It has a protective function of the baby’s digestive tract
- It has a laxative effect that will help the baby to expel meconium and clean it from the digestive tract
- Decreases the risk of neonatal jaundice
- Reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome .
Have you thought about your son’s trousseau ? You can start making a list of what you need to buy, and get advice from your doctor, family, and friends. Do not forget to schedule your routine gynecological appointment during the next week .
Surely it will do analysis complete blood and urine . You may already have begun to feel the calls contractions of Braxton Hicks (or false labor), which usually manifest near the 30th week of pregnancy and are characterized by small shrinkage of the uterus. If you experience more than 5 contractions within an hour, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor.
The delivery can succeed before the date thought. Anyway do not worry; the baby is already fully formed and ready to be born healthy. However, in this case it would be premature, and therefore would remain in the incubator under surveillance and specific care .
Pregnancy Week by week
- 1 Week Pregnant: Early signs of pregnancy
- 2 Weeks Pregnant: Sign, Symptoms, Discharge
- 3 Weeks Pregnant: Sign and Test
- 4 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound
- 5 Weeks Pregnant: Belly and Cramping
- 6 Weeks Pregnant: Don’t be afraid of miscarriage
- 7 Weeks Pregnant: Development
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Bleeding
- 9 Weeks Pregnant: Twins?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant: Fetus
- 11 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus
- 12 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound Gender
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Scan
- 14 Weeks Pregnant: Baby moves
- 15 Weeks Pregnant: Can baby hear in the womb?
- 16 Weeks Pregnant: Baby movement
- 17 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal Development
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Morphological Ultrasound
- 19 Weeks Pregnant: Weight gain during pregnancy
- 20 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus positions
- 21 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal weight
- 22 Weeks Pregnant: Baby size
- 23 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal movement feel like
- 24 Weeks Pregnant: Position of Baby
- 25 Weeks Pregnant: Sleeping position
- 26 Weeks Pregnant: Food and fruits
- 27 Weeks Pregnant: Trimester
- 28 Weeks Pregnant: Baby position in the womb
- 29 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms not to ignore
- 30 Weeks Pregnant: Average weight of fetus?
- 31 Weeks Pregnant: How many month i am?
- 32 Weeks Pregnant: How big is baby?
- 33 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 34 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 35 Weeks Pregnant: Is how many months?
- 36 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 37 Weeks Pregnant: What are the chances of giving birth?
- 38 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 39 Weeks Pregnant: Considered a Term Baby
- 40 Weeks Pregnant: Contractions in Labor