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Your baby is growing
At 27 weeks, your baby is nearly 14 1⁄2 inches long with extended legs. She can now open and close her eyes and follows. A routine sets in, where she sleeps and wakes up at regular intervals. Maybe she sucks her fingers too. Her little brain is developing and is much more active. But her lungs are developing still. If you hear tiny movements inside, they could your baby’s hiccups. These hiccups don’t interrupt her in any way. These baby hiccups will be more frequent from now on.
Your life at 27 weeks
Be prepared for new symptoms as you enter the final stage of pregnancy. Aching back, cramp up in leg muscles. These cramps that are more frequent as pregnancy progresses, happen because your legs are carrying more weight and as your uterus expands, there is more pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart. This also includes the nerves from your trunk to your legs. Even though leg cramps happen more in the night, it can get to you during the day too.
For relief, stretch your calf muscles, straighten your leg and just flex your toes pointing towards your shin. Try walking for afew minutes, maybe a massage will also bring solace. Perhaps, this could be the opportune time to think of postpartum birth control before delivery. If you want to go for a tube litigation, a consent form has to be signed 30 days in advance. You could choose to have the surgery during your postpartum hospital stay. A discussion with your doctor will help.
Every baby develops a little differently - even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.