Pregnancy Week 27

What to expect on pregnancy week 27

Fetal Development on Week 27
Fetus at Week 27The eyelids are beginning to open and the baby will grow another half inch this week. This week represents the end of the second trimester and your baby's lungs are fully capable of breathing air and the brain stem can now regulate breathing as well, so if it is born prematurely you are safe.
Maternal Changes on Week 27
The uterus is close to the ribcage stifling your lungs from expanding fully. This combined with sleep issues involving the baby kicking around, frequent bathroom visits, and hormones, all equate to fatigue.
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