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27 weeks pregnant – pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy Week by Week Calendar - 27 weeksYou’re 27 weeks now so the countdown is starting … you’re in the last leg of the race. Just keep your eye on the finish line!

27 weeks pregnant – development guide

Your body

It’s a busy growth time for you and your baby. You might find it is becoming harder to motivate yourself to exercise but it will help your body stay fit for the birth. Walking is ideal and will get you into a great habit for walking the baby in the pram in a few months.

Pregnant woman with visible uterus and fetus week 27During pregnancy, the average weight gain is 11.5-16kg but of course not everyone is average. Don’t stress about this week gain. Pregnancy is not the time to go on restrictive or fad diets – just make sure you eat healthy food during pregnancy and try to avoid any sugary or otherwise unhealthy cravings.

Your baby

Sized at approximately 30cm (head to rump), your baby now weighs approximately 1kg. Your baby will be starting to plump up, appearing less wrinkly as the subcutaneous layer of fat forms.

Weekly development of a human fetus - week 27The placenta has fully developed and your baby will be benefiting from the antibodies crossing through, ensuring some degree of immunity against infections in the first few months of life.

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3 things to do when you’re 27 weeks pregnant

Read our ‘Buying a Pram’ Checklist

Some people pay more for their first pram than they did their first car! But the best pram isn’t always the most expensive and the best pram for one person won’t be suitable for another. To find out which pram will best suit your needs read through our Buying a Pram or Stroller Checklist.

Check out parents’ reviews of prams

Once you’ve got some idea of the ‘type’ of pram you want to buy check out our Parents Review Section for parents’ reviews of prams and strollers. This will help give you some idea of each brand and model.

Thinking about baby carriers? Check out these tips and benefits

Not everyone wants or needs a pram. Many families prefer to use baby carriers. Check out this article on the benefits of babywearing and read parents’ reviews of baby carriers and slings before you buy. You should also be familiar with the TICKS rule for baby sling safety.

This content is meant as a guide only. If you find anything worrying or unsettling, or experience any bleeding or spotting, contact your local GP, obstetrician or an emergency healthcare provider immediately.

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