With your pregnancy week 28, you have only 12 weeks to go before your expected due date, you are now on the home stretch. You may be prone to venous problems (varicose veins, hemorrhoids…) and some mood swings. For its part, the baby is more and more sensitive to visual stimulis.
Symptoms Of Pregnancy Week 28
Disturbed sleep, heavy legs, frequent urination, breasts change, and concentration difficulties are present from the 28th week of pregnancy. While some pregnant women keep the same mental attitudes as in the previous 2 months, others start to show some bad mood!
Hormones promote joint relaxation in preparation for childbirth. This can lead to pelvic pain and slow down bowel movements causing constipation, which is quite common at the moment.
Certain women may have varicose veins. Besides the aesthetic aspects, they are harmless and should disappear after childbirth. Some of them affect the veins of the rectum and anus, causing hemorrhoids. If painful and embarrassing, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your doctor.
At 33 cm, the baby is almost 900 grams. His main goal now is gaining weight to face the outside world. The development of his respiratory system is the biggest step of this week, with the appearance of the bronchial tubes.
The most important development is the opening of the baby’s eyes. It is now sensitive to large variations of light and can react to them. Your baby is not in the dark, because with the growth of the uterus, its wall becomes thinner allowing more light to pass through.
Pregnancy Week 28: What To Do?
It is important to perform some tests during the 28th week of pregnancy, these include glucose tolerance, iron hemoglobin test, antibody test if you are Rh-negative. You will now go to the doctor more often for a preliminary examination.
Start thinking about childbirth – what you want and what you don’t. Try to focus on things you can control, like where you will deliver, who will be with you, and if you need painkillers.