Pregnancy life changes in week 27

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Are you ready for ‘D-day’? Well, your baby is now getting ready for that already. The little one is about 36cm long and will be weighing nearly 875g. He/she has now grown to the size of a head of cauliflower. Your baby might begin to open their eyes about the 27-week mark and start to differentiate between day and night. You can now feel every single motion of your baby. From the baby hiccups to their burbs and shudders. You will notice the slightest fo the movements.

If you advanced into premature labour now, the baby would be cared for in a specialised baby care unit and would have an excellent possibility of survival. Their lungs will be still evolving but would operate with some medical assistance.

The brain of your baby is also going through its final steps of fine tuning with some last minute quick and intense growths.

The baby, along with the developed brains will also have a developed taste buds now. If you have spicy food, the odds are that it’ll make your baby hiccup. However, you don’t have to worry about it since they pass quite fast.


Did you know one thing? You are now on your third and final trimester! It was fast, wasn’t it?

You might feel some other pregnancy ‘symptoms’ as your body begins to adapt itself for D-day and the arrival of your baby.

When you reach the twenty-seventh week, you would have probably noticed that your appetite has increased quite a bit. This may even continue until your due date since your body uses up more and more energy during these times. So, all you need to do is to try to eat healthily, and also make sure to keep yourself active as possible.

You might also need to try some breathing exercises or perhaps pregnancy yoga so as to keep you healthy and supple in readiness for the big day.

See how your baby is developing

  • The little one in your womb will now be able to open and close his/her eyes.
  • Your baby sleeps and wakes up at a fixed interval of time.


As and when you reach 27 weeks, your baby will weigh nearly 2 pounds, which is just about the size of that of a head of cauliflower and is approximately 14 1/2 inches long with his/her legs stretched. He/she will also be sleeping and waking at fixed intervals, and will open and close their eyes, and possibly even suck its fingers. Th brain of the baby will now be more active since the brain tissue is developing day by day. On the other hand, her lungs will be still immature. However, they would be able to function – with a lot of medical assistance–if he/she were to be born now. Chalk up any small rhythmic movements you may be experiencing to a case of baby hiccups, which may be normal from now on. Each event generally lasts only a few moments, and they don’t usually bother him/her. Hence you don’t have to get worried about it.

How Big is Your Baby This Week?

The little angel is now the size of that of cauliflower, and he/she may be able to differentiate between your voice and your husband’s or your partner’s voice.

Baby’s Length: The length of the baby will be about 14.41 inches.

Baby’s Weight: He/she will now weigh nearly 1.93 lb.pregnancy-week27

A peek inside your womb

Eye: The baby will be bale to open and close its eyes, and he/she will also be bale to wake up and sleep at regular intervals of time.

Mouth: He/she now knows to suck his/her finger, and they will do it frequently. You may also experience the baby getting hiccups now and then.

Uterus: As and when your uterus starts growing, it will put pressure on the blood vessels that deliver blood from your legs. Consequently, your leg muscles may cramp up now and then.


How your life’s changing

As and when your body gears up for the third trimester and your second trimester draws to a close, you may begin to notice certain new symptoms. In addition to the Aching back, for instance, you may discover that your leg muscles begin to cramp now and then. This is because they are carrying extra weight, after all, and the expanding uterus is applying pressure on the veins that deliver blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves starting from your trunk to your legs.

Sadly, the cramps may get even worse as your pregnancy advances.Leg cramps are more frequent at night but can also occur during the day. When a cramp strikes, straining the calf muscle will help you in giving some relief.  

What you need to do is to straighten your leg and then slightly flex your toes back toward the shin. Other than that, walking for a few minutes or perhaps massaging the calf may also help you.

It may be the furthest thing from your mind as of now, but it’s not too soon to consider regarding the postpartum birth control. You’ll need to make some judgments about it before your baby is born. If you’re thinking about a tubal ligation, be informed that some insurers, which includes the Medicaid and other federal programs, need you to sign an approval form at least 30 days before if your procedure is to be met by the insurance. So if you’d want the choice of having the surgery during your postpartum hospital stay, you should not wait too much longer to address it with your doctor or midwife.