27 Weeks Pregnant

You have made it to the last week of your second trimester! You and your baby have done a lot of hard work…your baby is now the size of a head of cauliflower.

Week 27 Pregnancy

Your baby is nearly 2 pounds and is busy doing things like opening and closing their eyes, sucking their thumb, and staying very active.

27 Weeks Pregnant

If your baby was born right now, the lungs would be capable of functioning, although they would need a lot of medical assistance as they are still immature. However, your baby would have an 85% chance of surviving if born this week.

Hiccups for your baby are a common thing now. While you may think of hiccups as bothersome, even painful as a adult, hiccups do not bother your baby at all. So just enjoy the little movements you feel as a result.

Remember that you and your partner can  regularly talk, read or sing to your baby. He or she is able to hear you, even though it will sound muffled. Building a relationship with your child can start before they are even born.

How You Are Changing

While your body has put in a lot of work to get to week 27, you are just gearing up for the finale. As a result you may be noticing some new pregnancy symptoms. Leg cramps, back pain, ligament pain and veins may be more noticeable as your uterus expands and your baby grows. All the extra weight you are carrying will take it’s toll on your body.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what symptoms are normal and which ones you should check with your doctor about. As you head into your third trimester, your doctor or midwife will probably see you every 2 weeks now. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to jot them down so that you can ask about them at your next visit. However, keep in mind that you don’t want to put off asking about something that could be urgent.

Here is a list of some things you will want to contact your heath care professional immediately about:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Bleeding or spotting
  • Painful urination
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Severe headache
  • Change in fetal movement, no fetal movement
  • Sudden or severe swelling
  • Calf or leg pain that doesn’t go away

If at any time you are concerned about how you are feeling, don’t hesitate to give your doctor a call.