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26 & 27 Weeks Pregnant
Your Pregnancy Week by Week

You are now 27 weeks pregnant, isn’t that amazing? You are getting closer to the third trimester.

Maybe it's time to start thinking about the type of birth you want, at the hospital, at home, or water birth. You may want to do a little research or ask advice to a midwife. It is time to be prepared.

How about a baby shower or a last trip before having your baby? Too many things to think about, right?

You may want to eat more, but remember to keep a healthy diet. With only 13th weeks left, keep enjoying your pregnancy because it's getting shorter.

Mom and Baby Changes

26 weeks pregnant

Mom: is likely that you feel your uterus tight and then relaxed. Do not worry, this is normal, you are experiencing Braxton Hicks Contractions. They are usually not painful and it feels like menstrual cramps. Nevertheless at 26 or 27 weeks pregnant you should pay close attention to your body because you can also experience symptoms of preterm labor. Watch up your body for any unusual symptoms that you consider abnormal and see your doctor immediately.

You may also experience some pain in the pelvis, especially when walking, climbing stairs or even when you move in bed. This is because your baby is growing and is putting pressure on your sciatic nerve causing pain. It is now time to find positions for sleep. A pillow between your legs can help.

You have to keep eating well because you need about 300 extra calories now. Make them count! Have healthy food choices.

Time flies very fast mom! Can you believe it? You are already at 27 weeks pregnant.

Baby: At 26 week pregnant your baby listens to you and everything around him. He/she may recognize your voice, so stay talking to him/her, it is a good practice. You may feel your baby jump at a sudden noise.

His/Her eyes have started to open and may detect light and dark.

During these stages of pregnancy development your baby is going through fast and furious phase of brain development. There’s a lot going on in that little head!

The length of your baby is around 25 cm and its weight is about 1000-1100 grams.

Dad: You should also be thinking of all the preparations for the birth of your baby. You must help your wife to decide about the kind of birth, hospital, home or water birth. It is a very important decision that has to be taken together.

And continue pampering your partner. She needs a lot more love these weeks.

Read also: Pregnancy Stages

My own experience at 27 weeks pregnant:

At this stage of my pregnancy, I was always tired and I didn’t get much sleep because my baby was moving at night a lot and in the mornings. Being tired was normal at that week, but my doctor recommended me to take naps on the afternoons, and it worked, I recovered my breath again.

All my sisters were anxious to organize a baby shower, in fact I had 3 baby showers and I got lots of gifts for my baby which were very useful during the first six months of life.

Choose any of the following hot topics that will keep you healthy and alert through the entire pregnancy:

13 weeks pregnant

Pregnancy exercises
Walking during pregnancy
Swimming during pregnancy
Yoga during pregnancy
Kegel exercises
Running during pregnancy
Pilates exercises

Breasts during pregnancy
Braxton hicks contractions
Progesterone during pregnancy

Pregnancy Diet
Prenatal Vitamins
Healthy Food Choices


Enjoy your journey with more weeks of pregnancy:

First Trimester

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12

Second Trimester

Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27

Third Trimester

Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40


You might be also interested in:

Pregnancy States

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Prenatal Vitamins
Natural ways to induce labor
Stages of Labor
Pregnancy Stages

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