28 Weeks of Gestation

Your 28th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 28 weeks of gestation, the baby can already perceive the light through the skin of the mother’s belly. So now you know when it’s day and when it’s night.
  2. The Baby measures 37.6 centimeters and weighs 1.005 kg, of course this is an estimate and each baby develops and has its own measurements.
  3. Eat healthy foods more often, avoid sodas and eat what you want but in moderation.
  4. At this stage of 28 weeks of gestation, it is quite common for your breasts to start leaking colostrum , but this is also not a rule.
  5. Eating slowly without drinking too much fluid together and chewing your food well, in addition to selecting what to put on your plate, is the best way to alleviate these symptoms.

MORE INFORMATION ON 28 WEEKS OF GESTATION

At 28 weeks of gestation, the baby can already perceive the light through the skin of the mother’s belly. So, now you know when it is day and when it is night or when you are somewhere brighter. The 28 weeks of pregnancy is marked by the establishment of the baby’s sleep, who already spends some time sleeping and wakes up when desired and already maintains a sleep routine.

 

Baby Development

Your 28-week-old skin is already less wrinkled than before, because it already has enough fat to give it a healthier and plumper appearance. Some babies may be born as early as this week, even though they are still considered a premature baby, they have a high chance of survival, but they should stay in the hospital until their lungs mature and are able to work normally and reach an adequate weight.

The baby can measure 37.6 centimeters and weigh 1.005 kg at 28 weeks, of course this is an estimate and each baby develops and has its own measurements. Brain cells are developing every second and the baby starts to react due to these functions that are already activated in the brain, which will make it move more and more. Your baby is almost ready to come into the world, very little now!

How is Mom Feeling …

Weight gain is the concern of every pregnant woman, but know that a fat baby is not equivalent to how much weight the mother gains during pregnancy, but a series of factors together. At 28 weeks, eat healthy foods more often, avoid sodas and eat what you want but in moderation.

After all, no one wants the child to be born with a strawberry face or ice cream flakes rs. Time to think about baby shower and maternity party favors. You must have already chosen the name too , so talk to your baby a lot because he hears every word and loves the sound of dads’ voices, his fetal development is impressive at this stage!

At this stage of 28 weeks, it is very common for a gynecologist to order blood tests to check on your health, especially the examination for gestational diabetes. For pregnant women with negative RH blood factor, it will soon be necessary to get the vaccine to protect them at the time of delivery.

Mom’s Annoyances

At this stage of 28 weeks of gestation, it is quite common for your breasts to start leaking colostrum , but this is also not a rule. Most women have colostrum only after delivery , and if it is cesarean it may take a little longer than normal delivery . The heartburn, indigestion and constipation can be a symptom that has bothered enough and this is because the gastrointestinal tract this operation more slowly than normal.

Eating slowly without drinking too much fluid together and chewing your food well, in addition to selecting what to put on your plate, is the best way to alleviate these symptoms. Cold foods as well as drinks help to soften the burning and irritation of heartburn when we reach 28 weeks. In the worst case, talk to your doctor to prescribe a safe antacid for pregnant women.

External factors…

Ah, I miss sleeping all night and without interruptions, right? With the growth of the belly the lack of sleeping position ends up bothering and affecting the quality of sleep. At 28 weeks of gestation, try to snuggle up with the help of pillows or find the most comfortable position and try to relax. Ask the help of your hubby to make a very tasty massage that will help you become more comfortable.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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