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Pregnancy Week 27

Pregnancy Week 27

Baby Development

By this week, the baby should be fourteen and a half inches long and weigh A little more than 2 pounds. The baby has doubled in the last month and has now comfortably entered the fetal position. The baby can recognize the voices of you and your partner. Hence you can now read or sing to your belly, and your baby will probably be listening to you. Conversely, your spouse can hear a tiny heartbeat by keeping an ear pressed to your belly. Your baby can differentiate between different tastes and Respond with a kick if the food is too spicy.

Changes in mother

A few extremities swell along your uterus due to edema like feet and hands. There is an increase in the fluid inside your Body, pressuring the veins and causing mild swelling. Also, rashes break out as pimples and red patches due to heat. Besides that, some dizziness and ligament pain is common during this week.

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Pregnancy Week 27 Symptoms

Some symptoms common this week are

  1. An itchy belly would be an annoying itch in your belly because of all that stretching during pregnancy. Do apply moisturizer and take a warm bath to get some relief
  2. Stuffy nose: even the passages inside the nasal cavity get swollen and, as such, will make you feel stuffy
  3. With restless leg syndrome, your legs feel tingly, particularly at night. Along with that, you would have a powerful urge to move them. It is linked to a deficit in iron intake, anemia or is triggered by a few food items.

Important Tips

What to do

  • Do brush and floss twice. It is essential to combat bleeding gums
  • Do use moisturizer and take a warm bath
  • Try yoga and meditation to deal with restless legs
  • Do prepare for all emergencies, including taking infant CPR classes. Learning it is vital because choking is a widespread hazard for infants.
  • Eat fiber-rich food like broccoli, spinach, asparagus, and carrots. Besides that, drink lots of water and go for several small meals instead of a few large ones.
  • Keep track of your heart rate, particularly during exercise.

What to avoid

  1. Fatty and calorie-rich food.
  2. Any food item that triggers reflux and gas.
  3. Avoid Any nose drops or spray purchased over the counter for a stuffy nose.

When to Consult a Doctor

  1. Get recommendations for the stuffy nose, as you can’t go with the over-the-counter stuff.
  2. If there’s any unbearable pain or you can’t sleep due to a restless leg.


At the 27th week, your baby would be fourteen and a half inches long and weigh little more than 2 pounds. The mother would have restless legs, a stuffy nose, gas, and an itchy belly. Do brush twice daily, use lots of moisturizers, and eat fiber-rich food in many small meals. Avoid fatty food, food that triggers reflux or gas, and over-the-counter stuff.

  1. N H S
  2. Healthdirect Australia
  3. The Cleveland Clinic
    Fetal Development 
  4. The Mayo Clinic
    Fetal development
  5. Women Health
    Pregnancy: Stages of pregnancy


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