Pregnancy Week 27
In pregnancy 27, your baby is about two pounds in weight and 15 inches in length. Your baby in this week is perfectly formed miniature human being and the growth will continuously happen in the coming weeks too. Most of the vital organs of your baby will continue to mature in pregnancy week 27 too. Your baby will also start gaining weight fast. The eyelids of your baby are combined together and will remain so in next week also. In the weeks coming after that the eyelids will open. The retina of the eye will start maturing in the 27th week of pregnancy. The light falling on the retina layers will transmit the information to the brain and the image formation will take place. Hence in the week 27th your baby can actually see things.
In pregnancy week 27, your uterus will be much closer to your stomach and it will be about 2.8 inches above the belly button. You will start feeling tired all over again. The energetic feeling that you had in the second trimester will also start fading now. You are now very near to the third semester, which is the final semester before you deliver you baby. The uterus is continuously growing and it is putting extra pressure on the circulation of the blood. This is the main reason why you are feeling tired in this week. Your doctors will also advice you to take proper rest now onwards. In this week many women feel contractions but many of the times these are referred as false contractions. But it can be true pains too which means you will have a premature labor. If you are confused whether your contractions are real or fake, you can contact your doctor.
You can do home uterine monitoring under the guidance of the doctor. Many doctors to detect the women who have chances of getting premature labor use this test. You can record the contractions of the uterine at home. These contractions will be recorded and then you can pass them on to the center where the experts will evaluate the contractions. But doing home uterine monitoring is very expensive and you will spend something like $100 per day for doing this test. But this test has various advantages for those women who go into preterm labor. This test will make your doctor aware about your preterm delivery and the doctor can be ready with the necessary precautions and instruments.
But many women will get contractions, which will be termed as false contractions by the doctor. In pregnancy week 27, false contractions can happen most of the time. The false contractions will happen at irregular intervals and the intensity of such contractions will be less too. Your doctors will also advice you to not to get worried unless the contractions last for few minutes and occur in a pattern. The one thing that you will wish in this week is that your baby competes the term of nine months and then only comes in the world. This way you can be rest assured that your baby would not be premature baby.