Pregnancy week 27 is the week where you should celebrate, since pregnancy week 27 is the period where your baby-to-be gets more active and her/ his senses become sharper! The little one is not only able to hear you but recognize yours quite well. If you love singing, do chant for her. Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars is one of her first songs to remember. Moreover, the tune is catchy.
Baby’s Growth and Reactions in Pregnancy Week 27
How is your baby’s statistics this week? Compared to her size in the 12th week she is now almost four times bigger. 15” is her average length at this stage. Since this is the end of the second trimester, the growth is quite rapid. The way it is measured now is more likely using the standard from head to toe since she is more than one foot right now.
She weighs almost more than 2 pounds by this time. That makes her strong in making moves and needing more energy from you. Whatever you eat, drink, and listen to will affect your baby inside. While exploring various meals, drinking up juices and listening to music is the bright side of this period this is also positive for the baby’s taste and sense’ growth.
Your Body’s Conditions in Pregnancy week 27
When you look into the mirror and wonder why swelling happens almost everywhere, this is what most expecting moms experience. Edema is the swollen ankles, hands and feet that you should not be worried about. It is happening due to the increasing flow of blood and pressure of uterine on the large vein that brings your blood from lower limbs to heart. Within pregnancy week 27, you would probably find out that your wedding ring stuck around your finger which is perfectly normal. And remember that it is just temporary!
Dealing with Symptoms
Pregnancy week 27 symptoms in general are not way different that the previous week. Poking navel might be even more observable at this level. When you wear your maternity dress, or simply a shirt, it might cause a tiny bulge at the outside. If you don’t like how it looks at all, apply a Band-Aid on your belly button to keep it down. Another symptom is gassy. This is related to relaxing intestinal muscles caused by pregnancy hormones. To deal with this, it is advised to have small meals instead of big ones. Divide your meals into about six times a day. Stay discipline in brushing your teeth, although irritation and inflammation may occur. Brush gently and thoroughly all sides on your teeth and tongue to beat down the bacteria in the mouth.
A couple of symptoms that you should be aware of are RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) and SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction). The first syndrome is the feeling of jitters or tingles on your legs. It especially hits during the nights. Some cases are due to anemia or food sensitivity condition. The second symptom is caused by the loosening pelvic joint due to relaxin hormone. When it causes the pelvic joint unstable, you would probably need to wear a special supporting belt. Talk to your practitioners for further recommendation. Normally, relaxation activities will help to deal with these symptoms during pregnancy week 27.