28 Weeks Pregnant
Congratulations! You are officially in the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy. Your baby is now the size of an eggplant and would have an amazing chance of survival if born this week!
Your little eggplant is nearly 15 inches in length, has tiny eyelashes and can open and close it’s eyes. More fat is being added and billions of neurological connections are being made in the brain.
28 Weeks Pregnant
Your little eggplant is nearly 15 inches in length, has tiny eyelashes and can open and close it’s eyes. More fat is being added and billions of neurological connections are being made in the brain. Though still soft, the bones are almost fully developed.
Most babies are settling into the correct position in the uterus, head down, waiting to exit. But again every baby is different. Some sit breech, or feet first, for as long as possible, while others may even lay sideways for a time.
How You Are Changing
Here you are, in the final stretch, as the third trimester starts this week! It is typical that you start seeing your doctor every two weeks until week 36, when you’ll go to weekly visits.
While you may think you couldn’t possibly get any bigger, you most certainly will. And the larger you become, the more uncomfortable you will be. Sorry, that is just a fact of life when you are near the end of pregnancy.
Your doctor may recommend other blood tests, depending on your risk factors. For instance, if your original glucose test was high, you will need to do another glucose screening soon. Also, if you’re Rh-negative, you will need to get the Rh immunoglobulin injection so that your body doesn’t create antibodies that could possibly attack your baby’s blood.
Some things to keep in mind: drink plenty of water, avoid standing for long periods of time, and stay cool if it’s hot.
Some women complain of having RLS, restless legs syndrome, starting at about 28 weeks. It’s not exactly known what causes RLS but it’s described as a creepy-crawly feeling in the legs, combined with the urge to move them. It is particularly bothersome when trying to relax or sleep.