A bond has been developed between you and your baby by this time. You are now aware of her sleeping and waking times, her liking and disliking regarding sounds and noises and her movements. At 28 weeks pregnant, the most important thing you notice is her response to your moods. Your changing moods do have effect on your baby. It has been proved that the mother hormones such as stress hormone known as Cortisol can actually reach your baby through placenta and she responds accordingly.
Development in 28th Week Pregnancy
Air sacs and airways keep on developing in the lungs. The fat deposits continue to build under the skin of your baby and giving her a proper shape.
The amount of increasing fat deposits making it easier for your midwife to examine the position of the baby in your uterus by palpating the abdomen. The fat deposits are yet not enough to control the body temperature of your baby in the external world.
The testicles of baby boy have gone down into the scrotum by this stage. However, this may not be the case with all the babies. This may take more weeks to descend in some babies.
Appearance in 28th Week Pregnancy
At 28 weeks pregnant, the head of your baby is now almost in line with the body. The hair on her head has grown in some length. The fluffy lanugo begins to go out of sight leaving behind only the small patches on shoulders and neck. Her skin is still covered with white sticky substance vernix. Her body is not thinner anymore because of the accumulated fat under her skin.
Movement in 28th Week Pregnancy
Your baby will now move vigorously in the uterus whenever she feels uncomfortable with your sitting or lying style. So, her movements are an indication to change your posture so that she feel remain comfortable in the uterus. Loud noises still frighten her in the uterus.
The chemicals and hormones from your body that reach your baby through placenta or umbilical cord cause your baby to react furiously.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
Pregnant women have reported following pregnancy symptoms in week 28:
- Breast tenderness and fullness and darkening of areola
- Frequent/Regular Urination
- Stretch Marks and Itching
- Constipation, Indigestion and Headaches
- Round Ligament Pains
Category: 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy
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