Week 27 of Pregnancy: Your baby is now as big as a broccoli and, if healthy, it should weight about 900g and is about 36cm long. In the first week of pregnancy, the appearance of the baby will look very similar to that of the future birth. Although the lungs, liver and immune systems will still take time to fully mature before birth.

As hearing develops, baby may begin to recognize the voice of their parents. Baby’s ears are still covered with a thick layer of wax that protects the skin from being immersed in amniotic water. So, the sound your baby can hear can be very low.

Changes in the body and life – Week 27 of Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body will instinctly nourish and protect your baby. However, caring for a newborn is a must learn skill. So you can consider enlisting for Childbirth Classes through a local community centre or hospital. In these places, you can learn about topics such as childbirth, options for pain relief and more. You can also learn more about FAQs for newborns, breastfeeding, formula feeding and infant CPR. You should learn all about birth and infants, and this information will help you be more confident, especially if you are a new mother.

What should I be aware of? – Week 27 of Pregnancy

The baby will be in the right place in preparations for birth. However, to do this, the weight of the baby’s head and dilated uterus must be stably placed on the sciatic nerves of the lower bone. So sciatica can cause pain, itching, hip or back cramps which might spread to the legs. Tips to keep your baby away from nerves and reduce sciatica include:

Sitting position

Leg rest helps relieve pain in the legs, back and sciatic nerves. As long as you find the best position, lying down can also reduce this stress.

Warmth

Heat compress relieves pain, soaking your body in warm water has the same effect. However, do not let the water temperature go over 39C (Degrees Celsius).

Exercise

Tilt the pelvis or do some stretching exercises to reduce stress.

Swimming

If your hips are painful, swimming and underwater sports can be a good choice. Swimming helps to stretch and strengthens back muscles and also helps relieve pain.

Other methods

Therapies such as acupuncture, spine correction or massage can reduce sciatica, which should be performed by trained specialists.

Periodic maternity inspection – Week 27 of Pregnancy

At this point, the likelihood of premature birth is very low, but it is best to understand the symptoms of premature birth, including:

  • Menstrual cramps, diarrhea, nausea or indigestion
  • Cramps every 10 minutes (or less) and does not get bettie even after changing posture
  • Continuous lower back pain or lower back pain
  • Pelvis, thighs or groin pain or feeling oppression
  • Vaginal discharge leakage

In fact, women with symptoms of premature birth usually do not give premature birth. The doctor is the one who understands this best, so you should call the doctor to confirm safety.

What checks should I do?

There are several new examinations this month, and in the later stage of pregnancy, your doctor may perform various examinations based on your style and your needs.

  • Measurement of weight and blood pressure
  • Check for glucose and protein in urine
  • Check fetal heart rate
  • Measure the size of the uterus through external palpation (from external sensation) to understand how it relates to the expected date of delivery
  • Measure the height of the bottom position (top of the uterus)
  • Check for varicose veins and swollen hands and feet
  • Blood glucose test
  • Anemia blood test
  • Diphtheria vaccination
  • Previous and abnormal symptoms; weighing and blood pressure tests

Please list questions or issues you would like to discuss with your doctor.

Health information during pregnancy – Week 27 of Pregnancy

Electrolysis Hair Removal

There has not been enough research and it is also unknown whether electrolysis hair during pregnancy is safe. This method of hair removal has existed for more than 100 years, and there are no cases of harmful effects on pregnancy.

Colouring Nail

Getting your nails done can easily give you allergies, fungal or bacterial infections inside or around your nails. These are potential problems if you do crystal nails during pregnancy. It may not directly affect the baby, but it is better to wait until after childbirth before doing this beauty.

Read: Week 28 of Pregnancy: Postpone Beauty Treatment