28 weeks pregnant – Your pregnancy guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 28

Your baby this week – Week 28

Your baby is now the size of a large eggplant (or a bharta baingan).

By now, your baby has grown to weigh a little over a kilogram and measure up to 14.8 inches (38 cms) head to toe. The baby can open and shut their eyes and turn their head towards a light source. Your baby is now beginning to gain fat layers on the body and grow fingernails. Your baby’s lungs are also mature enough to support the system, so that if born now, it’d survive.

 

Your pregnancy this week – Week 28

28 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

You are in the 28th week of pregnancy now and into your third trimester! The third trimester starts from this week and ends at the delivery – week 40 or beyond that. Most women gain an average of 5 kgs during this time.

The frequency of your visits to the doctor will probably increase by now. But don’t wait for your next appointment to discuss anything with your doctor – just drop in or ring! For eg, if you’re experiencing whitish vaginal discharge (don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal) or planning a trip that requires air travel, head to your doctor to figure things out. If you are registering in a hospital for your delivery, now is the time to start booking your room.

As you enter the 28th week of pregnancy, you may be vacillating between various emotions such as “Oh my god, it’s the seventh month already!” and “I’ve been pregnant forever!” Share your feelings with other expecting mothers or mommy friends and you’ll know that you’re not the only one. If you have not started already, then this is the best time for you and your partner to start thinking about naming your baby.

 

Things to know about pregnancy in Week 28

In the 28th week of pregnancy, you are feeling much more relaxed and at ease. You may even have started to grapple with the kind of delivery you prefer to have. What are the signs of labour like? Would you want to go for an optional caesarian delivery or a normal one? And would you prefer breastfeeding or choose to bottle feed? To find answers to these questions and more, sign up with ZenParent’s Great Beginnings. We have all the information you’ll need for your pregnancy and for newborn care, customised especially for you.

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