Pregnancy week 28
How's the foetus during week 28?
Thumb-sucking may start
Your baby is about 37.6cm in length and weighs about 1 kg – as much as a bag of sugar.
This week is a time of extensive brain maturation, system rehearsal and transformation into a fully developed baby.
The eyes are formed – complete with eyelids and eyebrows.
Hair grows and muscle tone improves.
Posture straightens so that the internal organs can shift to their proper positions.
Baby may start to suck his thumb.
What's with my body: Heartburn, cramps and haemorrhoids
For you, it may be a period of heartburn, leg cramps, haemorrhoids, itchy skins and indigestion. Don’t despair – exciting times are ahead.
You may find that you pee a little when you sneeze. This is very common during pregnancy. Keep doing your pelvic floor exercises to keep those muscles strong.
You may drop things and trip easily. This is normal because of loosening of the joints and water retention.
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