Help your growing baby develop in the twenty-seventh week of your pregnancy

By week 27, your growing baby’s taste buds are more
sensitive. Consume more nutritious foods now to give him or her a healthy start in life.

What’s happening this week?

Your growing baby’s lungs, brain, and digestive system are continuing to developi and his or her hearing gets better every day – your growing baby may even be able to distinguish your voice from all the other sounds he or she hears.

With the steady growth of each previous week, your growing baby now measures a little over 14 inches (36 centimeters) from head to toe and weighs two pounds (875 grams).ii

What can you expect? 

While it can get embarrassing, passing gas frequently occurs among many moms-to-beiii

Make your third trimester a comfortable one and manage excess gas with these tips:

  • Monitor your diet. Certain food may trigger flatulence. Avoid fried, fatty and spicy dishes as well as carbonated drinks, as they can increase gas production.
  • Eat slowly so you don’t swallow excess air that may lead to increased flatulence. Also, try to eat smaller meals throughout the day.
  • Exercise. Even taking a walk after a meal can stimulate digestion, and decrease the likelihood of passing gas. Remember to consult your doctor before doing any exercises during your pregnancy.

What can you do to support your pregnancy?

With your growing baby’s developing taste buds, expose him or her to a variety of foods even while still in your womb. Continue to eat a balanced diet for your and your growing baby’s overall health.

If you haven’t already, why not consider joining a prenatal class? It’s a good time to do so as it will offer plenty of guidance on the delivery process, and prepare you for the upcoming big day. It’s a good way for your partner and/or a close family member to also learn about what exactly will happen during the delivery process and how to support you through it.

Even though you might feel silly talking to your growing baby right now, rest assured that he or she can hear you and is comforted by your voice and touch. All this helps in the growth of his or her IQ and EQ right from the womb.

 


 

 

References:
 
i   25, 26, 27, 28 weeks pregnant - Pregnancy and baby guide. (n.d.). Retrieved April 19, 2017, from
ii   Curtis, G. B., & Schuler, J. (2016). Your Pregnancy Week by Week (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Da
Capo Press.
iii   Murry, M. (2013, April 23). Gas in pregnancy: Why it happens, what to do. Retrieved 10 April 2017
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