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Week 27 starts on day 189 and goes up to day 196.
It is your 28e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 34 centimeter / 13.4 inches
Weight of your baby: 800 gram / 1 lbs 12 ozs

You are in the last week of the second trimester. Your baby is not the only one going through a growth spurt, you are too. You'll put on an average of 400-500 grams a week. That won't matter; in fact it's normal. Your body is building up reserves for the baby. Nothing to worry about as long as you continue to eat a healthy diet. You'll lose the extra pounds again once you've given birth.

You might have been full of energy before but you'll notice that your energy levels will drop again from now on. You may start to feel very tired again, as you did in the early stages of pregnancy. You'll also want to be alone more (or with your partner) and want peace and quiet and rest.

Your baby is gaining weight but will not grow much more in length. He already has eyebrows and eyelashes and his eardrums are developing now. His eyes are a bluish slate grey. The eye colour will usually change, often more than once, and it can take up to a year for the final shade to settle.

Unborn babies often get hiccups. You could feel this more and more often from now.

Pelvic instability

Your body is preparing for the birth. Hormones will cause the ligaments to stretch and the cartilage to soften. This will create more space in your pelvis, enabling your baby to be born naturally. If the ligaments become too loose however, walking can be painful. This is called pelvic instability. It is quite common in pregnant women and if you are going to develop this, it will likely start at this stage.

If this is not your first pregnancy and you did suffer from pelvic instability last time, a physiotherapist or pelvic therapist could help you with some exercises. This could help prevent as many problems as possible.


Heartburn is another common complaint during pregnancy. The mass of hormones in your body have a relaxing effect on the valve between your throat and stomach, which enables acidic gastric juices to escape up into your throat. This is what causes heartburn during early pregnancy.

When you're around 7 months pregnant, your uterus places quite a pressure on your stomach, pushing the acidic gastric juices upwards.

Changing your eating habits may help e.g. by eating smaller portions more frequently. Try to avoid spicy food. Citrus fruits can also lead to more acid. A lot of women find eating custard or drinking hot milk helps ease the symptoms.

If none of this works, there are medicines available that won't harm the baby. Ask your midwife for advice.

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Lyndsy lou (155.1 days ago)
Last day in my second trimester!!! 3rd trimester here we come!!!

Shaniqua1 (231.1 days ago)
Having twin girls are so amazing,I`ll have 5 girls and one boy!!

Shaniqua1 (231.1 days ago)
This week,really felt like I`m carrying twins!!!My whole body is sore.Cant do anything about wobble while I walk...Thank God for my other three kids and husband!!Not to mention I have a 12 month baby boy.

aima (259.6 days ago)
i`am 27 week..scared but excited for my little boy.

madeintexas806 (486.2 days ago)
27 weeks today. Almost there. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Cant wait to meet my Maleia.

Bjoenesha96 (506.7 days ago)
I`m 27 Weeks I Can`t Till My Princess

MaliCarro (574.9 days ago)
Am I the only 27 weeks pregnant woman who didn`t ask what the baby`s gender is? I think it`s more exciting this way!

Izambella (575.6 days ago)
I cannot wait for my baby boy to cam...

Ms hunt (593.4 days ago)
My god bless all moms to be! I hope all our babies are born healthy and strong and safe I`m so excited for my little man I can`t wait to see you

babymama1224 (616.5 days ago)
I am 27 weeks today with my first child ever so everyone wish me luck that my baby boy is healthy

MrsWoke (617.8 days ago)
We are 27 weeks today. To God be all the glory forever.

Shameeka (679.9 days ago)

Rhijarvie (704.2 days ago)
@number_4 - “It seems like a lot ...„

delyssadaley (740.3 days ago)
Cant wait to meet my girl. I am 27 weeks pregnant

dabba13 (779.8 days ago)
Yay I`m 27 weeks and 1 day so excited can`t wait to meet my baby

ashanthi (786.7 days ago)
27 weeks 2days.dates r getting closer..exited..

samkeh (799.8 days ago)
I`m 27 weeks now. I`m starting get tired all the time nd craving sweet things like chocolate nd I can`t control my self once I eat it nd hot stuff, hot wings etc....

sayoddy (800.8 days ago)
It`s 27weeks. I`m tired lately and craving sweet things
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carqueor (804.6 days ago)
27 weeks with twin boys :)

CandiceCheatham (825.9 days ago)
I`m 27 weeks with my first boy. Sawyer Orion. I`m so excited and his room is all ready.

Kenyada hemp (841.1 days ago)
I`m 27 weeks today and so super excited! Can`t wait to see my little girl Morgan

priscy (842 days ago)
27 weeks today... am super excited..

carol2gaugoas (866.6 days ago)
27weeks and cant want to meet the little 1 but scared at the same time

Millerbaby2016 (869.7 days ago)
27 weeks today!!! So excited to meet my little guy... :)

mcaldwell888 (884.6 days ago)
27 weeks almost into the third trimester. This lil guy is kicking my butt. I do think he practices martial arts at night.

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