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Pregnancy Calendar, Week 28

 
 
How big is your baby?
Your baby will be weighing in at around 2.22 pounds (1.005kg) and measuring 14.80 inches (37.6cm). Just to think, about 11 weeks ago your baby only weighed in at around 5.35 ounces (100g)! 
 
 
How big are you?
Your uterus may be well above your umbilicus by now. In some pregnancies growth may be slow and others, it may seem, as if it has happened over night.
 
Your uterus will be about 3.14 inches (8cm) above your bellybutton, about 11.02 inches (28cm) from pubic symphysis to the top of your uterus. As your uterus continues to grow with your developing baby it is not uncommon for you to experience round ligament pain.
 
This is usually felt as a sharp pain in the pelvic area, and although it is generally considered as a normal symptom of pregnancy, it can be extremely uncomfortable.
 
 
How is your baby developing and growing
At around 28 weeks into your pregnancy your baby's brain will begin to form the characteristic grooves and indentations on the surface which are common with mature human brains.
 
Your baby will continue to have fat deposits under his/her skin, making his/her appearance look a little chubbier. Your babys body will be made up of around 2-3% body fat already.
 
Your babys muscle tone is gradually improving, and this means that you will notice his/her movement more often. It is not uncommon that your babys movements will wake you up at night while you are sleeping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your nutrition
Over the course of your pregnancy there are certain foods which you should be including in your diet, and there are foods which you should avoid while pregnant.
 
 
Foods to eat freely
  • Dark green or dark yellow fruits
  • Fruits and vegetable with vitamin C, such as tomatoes, citrus
  • Other fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain breads and cereals
  • Dairy products
  • Protein sources such as: meat poultry, eggs and fish
  • Dried beans, peas, seeds, and nuts
 
Foods to eat in moderation
  • Fat
  • Sugar
 
Foods to avoid
  • Anything containing alcohol
  • Food additives
 
Your body
Your health care provider probably sent you for some blood tests early in your pregnancy. One thing blood tests measure is the Rh factor, a substance found in the red blood cells of most people.
 
If you don't have it (if you’re Rh negative) but your baby does (is Rh positive), there is potential for your baby to have health problems, such as jaundice and anemia. Your doctor can prevent these problems by giving you a vaccine called Rh immune globulin at 28 weeks and again after delivery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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