Pregnancy Week 28
In pregnancy week 28, your baby will be 15.75 inches long or even more than that. The baby will be of about 2.5 pounds in weight. The brain of the baby will undergo various developments and changes in this week. The brain will start getting matured and will also develop grooves like human brain. The hair on the baby's head will also grow continuously. But there are high chances that your will have no hair and will be bald at the time of birth. But many babies come in this world with long locks of hair. For each baby the condition will be different. There is no fixed formula to produce babies with hair though.
In pregnancy week 28, your baby will have eyelashes and it will start blinking its eyes more than often now. Your uterus will be 3 inches above your belly button now. The length of the uterus will be 28 cm. You will also start gaining weight with each passing day. As you are in the last week of your second trimester, you will start feeling nervous about the third semester and the various changes that will occur in this trimester. In case your blood group has Rh-factor negative then your doctor will give you a injection containing substance called RhoGAM in the 28th week of your pregnancy. This injection will provide you and your baby protection during the coming weeks of pregnancy.
In pregnancy week 28, your baby will have about 3 percent of fat on its body. Your weight gain from the first week of pregnancy will be about 24 pounds and your baby's weight in this week is near about 2.5 pounds. But there is no need to worry, as your extra weight provides protection and nourishment to the growth of your baby. If you are getting terrible leg aches, then consider giving massage to your legs. The leg swelling, cramping and itching is a normal condition in the beginning of the third semester. Now your doctor will advice you to come for check in every two weeks. This appointment schedule will remain like this till you reach in the 36th week of your pregnancy and after that it will become once every week.
This is the time when many pregnant women plan about having baby shower. You too can plan something like this in this week or in the coming one or two weeks. Having baby shower will help you to meet your relatives and friends together and take their blessings. Make sure you don’t overexert yourself in baby shower and have many helpers to arrange the evening for you. If you are planning to set up nursery for you child provided you know the sex of your child. Here too make sure that you don’t lift anything that is heavy or else you will harm yourself. You will find several ideas about how you can decorate the nursing online. Make use of the time that you have on your hand and decorate the nursery for welcoming your child.