At 27 weeks, baby is breathing (it’s amniotic fluid, not air, but it still counts) and even showing brain activity. You’ve got a lot on your brain, too, from wondering what labor and delivery is going to be like to trying to find the best pediatrician for baby. The annoying symptoms you’ve been having probably aren’t going away, but at least you’ve probably found some ways to deal with them — and hey, maybe you’re used to them right now. As you say goodbye to the second trimester, you can look forward to some pretty embarrassing stuff (like having to pee all the time — and maybe even when you don’t mean to at all) that’s all par for the late-pregnancy course. It’s time to head down the home stretch. Are you ready?
Your baby’s the size of a rutabaga!
At 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds, she’s not just getting bigger, she’s getting smarter.
your baby at 27 weeks
- She’s practicing inhaling and exhaling with her rapidly developing lungs.
- It’s official: Baby’s showing brain activity! And her brain will keep on getting more complex.
pregnancy symptoms at 27 weeks
- The same leg cramps, backaches, constipation and hemorrhoids of previous weeks.
- Skin, hair and nail changes — they might be thicker, grow faster or be more brittle.
- Snissing (that’s peeing when you sneeze). Baby is putting a ton of pressure on your bladder. Make frequent pit stops.
- Choose a pediatrician.
- Tell your doctor if you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms.
- Schedule your third trimester tests.