Week-by-Week Pregnancy: 27th Week
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You have finished the 2nd trimester and started the 3rd trimester. Congratulations on your good patience! You are counting the days for your baby that you are eagerly waiting to hold in your arms. You witness the development of your growing belly and your little one, and you look forward to kissing and smelling it. So how are you and your baby at 27 weeks of pregnancy?
Baby at 27th Week
Now you know how much your little one can improve even in a week. In this developmental process that you observe with excitement, your baby is just as hasty. your little one; Let’s examine together what the changes in organs, senses, height, and mass are.
How Big Has My Baby got?
Your baby is almost the size of ornamental cabbage. Your baby, which grows 2-3 cm, continues to grow small but fast.
The 27-week-old baby weight and fetal length measurements are approximate as follows:
You can see that your baby does not have these values under the doctor’s control. This is not a cause for concern. Every baby’s developmental process and values are different. Also, remember that your genes play a role in your baby’s development. In other words, depending on your gene, your little one may show rapid growth in height or slow growth in height. Trust your doctor in this regard and get the necessary information from him.
Development of Systems and Newly Acquired Skills
There are 13 weeks left until your baby completes its development and is born. He continued his development rapidly in the weeks he left behind. Let’s take a look at the level of your baby’s system development in the weeks it is in.
The organ and system development of the 27-week-old baby is approximate as follows:
The system movements of the little one, whose spinal cord continues to develop, continue to develop. He has reached the level where he can control the movements of his own body. He can kick and somersault whenever he wants.
The brain continues its development process. He can understand the light coming from outside a little and can reach the concept of day and night. Babies whose eyelids are opened and closed sleep just like us and create a sleep pattern for themselves. Sleeping time can be long or short. Therefore, it is normal to be sedentary during sleep, do not worry.
The Circulatory System
The formation of red blood cells continues in the bones. Your baby’s heart, whose circulatory system works at great speed, pumps the blood in his body with the help of the arteries. Afterward, it allows the heart to make its way again through the veins. As your little one develops, the increased blood volume causes the veins to become prominent and enlarged.
The digestive system of your developing pup is not fully developed and continues to develop gradually. Your baby continues to swallow the vital amniotic fluid.
Proteins and fats in the liquid increase according to the nutrients you take. The better you eat during these weeks, the better your little one will eat and grow healthier.
The last system to complete its development is the respiratory system. As of the 27th week of pregnancy, your baby is still practicing breathing with amniotic fluid. The only difference is that it uses liquid instead of air.
Support and Movement System
As your little one’s mass and height increase, you will feel their movements more clearly. It is certain that he will be more active now, thanks to his developing musculature.
Thanks to calcium, bones develop and become stronger. Therefore, it is important to take calcium and eat healthy during these periods.
Facial muscles are developed. It is possible to see a smile or an angry expression while watching your baby on the ultrasound.
Your baby, who has not yet completed his kidney development, continues to drink amniotic fluid. The liquid filtered through the kidneys continues to be drunk and discharged. The excretion of these fluids occurs when your baby comes out with meconium, the first poop he will make after birth.
Your baby’s immune system is strengthened by antibodies passed through the mother’s body. As antibody transmission increases, the immune system continues to strengthen until birth.
Reproductive system organs in girls and boys completed their development structurally in the previous weeks. For male babies at the 27th week of pregnancy, if the testicles have not descended into the scrotum until now, they may descend this week.
27 Weeks Baby Movements
Thanks to the bones that develop as they take calcium and their muscles that get stronger day by day, your little one is now in a more active process. The 27-week-old baby movements are now more evident with their kicks, harder kicks, and sudden turning movements.
You will feel the movements of your baby, whose weight increases because it does not have enough space inside. These movements may not be felt clearly in people who will be mothers for the first time. You are likely to feel clearer in the coming weeks.
You may feel your baby hiccuping. Especially dominant flavors; When you consume hot and spicy foods, the baby will hiccup in response. This hiccup increases mobility.
Sense Organs and Developmental Characteristics of 27 Weeks-Old Baby
As your baby grows, his nervous system and senses develop and he begins to understand the real world outside the womb. The sense organs and developmental characteristics of 27-week-old babies are as follows.
Eye and Sight
Vision receptors continue to function rapidly. Although the vision process has not yet taken place, eye-opening and closing movements are sufficient to perceive the light outside. Your little one can distinguish between day and night by understanding the light coming from outside during the weeks they are in.
Ear and Hearing
Your baby, whose ear shape is completed, can understand outside sounds. He records the music he listens and your voice in his mind and can recognize it even after birth. Singing lots of lullabies to your baby and telling stories with your sweet voice will strengthen the bond between you.
Tongue and Taste
Taste buds are highly developed. Your baby can even taste the coffee you drink during the day. This process takes place with the taste that the food gives to the amniotic fluid. Your baby tastes everything you eat through the amniotic fluid that passes through the mouth.
Nose and Sense of Smell
As the sense of taste develops, the sense of smell develops in parallel. The reason for this is that the sensory centers of both senses in the brain are very close to each other. The baby can smell the liquid when it enters the nose in the same way that it tastes from amniotic fluid.
Skin and the Sense of Touch
Your baby’s fat storage continues to increase rapidly. His wrinkled skin is slowly starting to smooth out. As the number of fat increases, your baby’s body will no longer need the lanugo hairs that act as fur. For this reason, the lanugo hairs, which balance the heat, are getting ready to shed slowly.
Mom at 27 Weeks Pregnancy
The feeling of motherhood is a sacred feeling that gives great happiness and excitement. With great excitement, you will follow the development of your little ones and the developments in their growth journey.
So, what changes are seen in mothers? We have compiled for you what kind of symptoms are observed in mothers who are 27 weeks pregnant.
High Blood Pressure:
During pregnancy, your blood vessels expand. Your veins that want to expand more may cause elevations in your blood pressure. If there are frequent fluctuations in your blood pressure, you should have your blood pressure measurements taken frequently.
Swelling may occur in the feet of expectant mothers during pregnancy. Edema is very common not only in the legs but also in the hands and face area. After the 27th week of pregnancy, the edema will gradually increase.
As the veins in your body expand, there is an increase in fluid. This increase progresses to the tissues. Thus, fluid is retained in the body and edema occurs. Excessive inactivity increases edema. To prevent this, you can do exercises that will not tire you, and go for low-paced walks.
At 27 weeks pregnant, your baby’s mass increases, making it harder for him to fit into his space. Cramps occur because the feeling of heaviness creates pressure in the blood circulation. It is also a known fact that cramps increase especially at night.
Dizziness and Weakness:
Due to fluctuations in blood pressure and sudden changes in blood sugar values due to rapid food absorption, you may find yourself more exhausted and dizzy than before. For low blood sugar that may occur during the day, you should be careful not to skip snacks and to consume healthy snacks.
As your belly grows and stretches, so do stretch marks. In the following weeks, crack formations can be seen not only in the belly but also around the waist and legs. But still, the most cracks will be in the abdomen.
You should soften your dry and stretched skin with the help of various body oils and lotions recommended by your doctor. Vegetable oils such as coconut and carrot oil may be suitable for you. Although they do not have the effect of preventing stretch marks, they will help to relax.
Heartburn and Indigestion:
Stomach and intestinal motility also decrease due to the decrease in movements. On top of that, as the growing uterus presses on the stomach, the food in the stomach goes back to the esophagus or mouth. This event, which we know as reflux, also causes heartburn. Choosing the foods you eat without oil and less tomato paste and choosing foods with fiber will relax you.
Swelling of the mucous membranes occurs as a result of hormones increasing blood volume. As a result, symptoms such as a feeling of fullness in the nose, difficulty in breathing appear and cause a feeling of congestion in the nose.
Back pain may occur in your unusually bent spine and weight gain body. As your baby’s mass increases, these pains will also increase.
It has been a long time since the production of milk, which is the most important food source for your baby, has started in your body that is preparing itself for your baby. This continues throughout your pregnancy. As your milk ducts fill, swelling and tension in your breasts will increase.
Tips for Minimizing Disturbing Pregnancy Symptoms!
It is very important to take measures that you will take on your own, but that will make you very comfortable. Below are the recommendations we have made for you in this regard.
- Consume plenty of water. Water is our needed liquid that benefits us in every moment of life. It is very wrong to urinate too often or to stay away from water consumption because it causes edema.
- Be careful not to gain more weight than you should by saying that your baby should be fed. Take care to eat healthy, little and often. Choose the most suitable foods for your baby. Thus, you can gain controlled weight.
- You can use stretch marks, moisturizing oils, and creams to prevent stretch marks on your body.
- Consume foods with calcium. Calcium will be good for your bones.
- Support your lower back with a pillow when you have severe back pain. Be careful not to stand too long.
- Provide intestinal motility and stomach comfort through regular exercises and fibrous foods.
- You can take warm showers and apply a steam bath to your face for nasal congestion.
How Much Weight Should You Gain?
“How many pounds should I gain at 27 weeks pregnant?” If you are wondering; During this period, the expectant mother is expected to gain 7.5-9.5 kilograms. You may have gained less weight than this range of values. This is natural for mothers going through a difficult pregnancy process. Not everybody is the same. If you have excess weight gain, you can consult your doctor. Your doctor will provide you with the best and most accurate information.
Nutrition is the most important thing for your baby. What you eat, your baby eats. With this in mind, it is imperative that you eat well and take plenty of vitamins. Because the food that passes into the amniotic fluid becomes a food source for your baby as he swallows the amniotic fluid.
Nutrition recommendations at 27 weeks pregnant are as follows:
- Take care to consume 2.5-3 liters of water daily. As body temperature rises, your need for water increases even more. When you say you should drink plenty of water, pay attention to the problem of urinary incontinence.
- Do not stay still as your body has increased edema. Reduce salt consumption due to edema.
- Take care of a balanced and regular diet. Avoid taking unnecessary food by saying that you have entered the 27th week.
- Avoid pastries, high-fat foods, and ready-to-eat foods.
- Consume iron-containing foods as your iron will decrease. (Greens, meat, legumes…)
- Help with indigestion by consuming fibrous foods.
Moving is always an important activity. This is even more important during pregnancy. Do not forget to exercise to be healthy and relax your body. Before exercising, do the activity you have chosen in consultation with your doctor.
27 weeks pregnant exercises:
- Light-paced walks
- Pregnancy yoga
- stretching movements
Checklist at 27 Weeks Pregnancy
- Start to finish the name-finding adventure slowly.
- You can give baby parties with your loved ones during the weeks you are in.
- Choose the hospital where you will give birth carefully and research it.
- Complete your shopping deficiencies gradually.
- Prepare psychologically for birth.
- Don’t forget to have your checkups regularly.
Being aware of the developments and knowing about the situation you are in offers you a good pregnancy process. Knowing what changes and developments occur in the 27th week of pregnancy will always take you one step further.
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