Pregnancy Week 27
How big is your baby?
Congratulations! This week is the beginning of your third trimester. Your baby now weighs 1.93 pounds (875g) and measures from head to toe at around 14.41 inches (36.6cm).
How big are you?
Your uterus is about 2.75inches (7cm) above your bellybutton and more than 10.62 inches (27cm) above your pubic symphysis.
How is your baby developing and growing
Your baby’s eyes first appear at around 5 weeks after gestation and look like a pair of shallow grooves on each side of the brain. These grooves continue to develop and will turn into pockets, called optical vesicles, of which the lenses will start developing. At around 7 to 10 weeks the eyes start moving toward the middle of the face and at around 8 weeks blood vessels start to form and during the 9th week the pupils form.
At this stage the nerve connection from the eyes to the brain will start to form, this is called the optic nerve. At 11 to 12 weeks the eyelids form but remain fused together until 27 to 28 weeks, when they start to open and close and he/she will start to develop his/her sense of sight.
Your baby’s brain continues to grow and develop, and over the coming month special attention will be paid to developing the forebrain. There is also particular development in the portions of the brain which deal with visual and auditory information. By the middle of this week your baby , so be sure to include omega baby’s brain development, so be sure to include 3 rich food sources in your diet.
If you are having a baby boy, then sometime over the next 3 months his testes would have completed their descent into the scrotum.
Changes In You
By this stage most of you will already have felt your baby move, and those movements will now be getting stronger and stronger. It is usually around the 27th week of your pregnancy that your healthcare provider may ask you to start counting your baby’s kicks. You may be asked to count how many times he moves in an hour, or to time how long it takes to move ten times.
If you are diabetic then your baby may start to gain more weight than normal from now on. So women may be diabetic before their pregnancy, while others may develop gestational diabetes. Gestational Diabetes usually effects 2-7% of all pregnancies and usually disappears after childbirth. Both of these complications can easily be managed with the right treatment and the possible side effects of each can be easily minimized.
Eating enough protein during pregnancy is important as it plays an important role in the development of your baby, so be sure to include foods such as eggs, chicken, pork, dairy products and nuts in your diet.