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Pregnancy Week by Week – Week 28

Your baby’s brain is really beginning to develop into a more complex organ around the 28th week of gestation. Grooves and indentions develop along the surface of the baby’s brain and it no longer looks smooth as before. From the 28th week onwards the amount of brain tissue also begins to increase.

Eyebrows and eyelashes become visible. The hair on your baby’s head grows even longer. The fat storage under the skin also develops during this phase which makes the baby look rounder. This is an important part of development that will continue through the remaining period of your pregnancy.

Your baby is about 14 ¼ inches long and weighs in at 2 ½ pounds. Though this seems very small, the last several weeks of pregnancy is very significant as it will mark acute weight gain and development in babies.

Each and every week your uterus continues to grow. You can feel the top of your uterus above your belly button, about 3 ½ inches or more. You are most likely to weigh between 17 and 24 pounds. Any concerns pertaining to weight must be discussed with your healthcare provider at your next appointment.

The symptoms of pregnancy begin changing once again from the third trimester onwards. Leg cramps, constipation, insomnia and hemorrhoids may be some of the pregnancy symptoms. If the Rh antibody is not found in your blood you will be given Rhogam at 28 weeks of pregnancy and you may have to have a check up every 2 weeks from this stage of gestation.

Your pregnancy diet must include a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and you must have a well balanced diet. You should also consume plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration or premature labor.

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