Week 27 of Pregnancy - FamilyEducation

Week 27 of Pregnancy

Third Trimester

Your 27th Week

You may find it difficult to sleep due to your Baby's activities.
27 week fetus in uterus
2. The baby kicks often and a large kick against your ribs may take your breath away.
5. The baby is taking up a lot of space in the uterus and there is less amniotic fluid surrounding him.
4. A boy baby's testes often descend fully into the scrotum around about now. However, in some babies, the testes remain in the pelvic cavity until after birth.
3. At 27 weeks the average crown to heel length is 13.6 in (34.6 cm) and the average weight is 1.5 lb (660 g).
2. The baby kicks often and a large kick against your ribs may take your breath away.
1. The eyelids are fully open this week. Your baby responds to bright light, although he cannot focus, and he can blink.
The baby is taking up a lot of space in the uterusA boy baby's testes often descend fully into the scrotum around about now.At 27 weeks the average crown to heel length is 13.6 inThe baby kicks often and a large kick against your ribs may take your breath away.The eyelids are fully open this week.
Space is now getting tight in your uterus. The baby is likely to give you a few sharp jabs with his feet and fists as he stretches and turns. However uncomfortable the kicks may be, you'll find them a welcome reassurance that the baby is thriving. Relax in bed or in the bath and watch your belly-you'll be amazed and amused at how it pops up and down and moves around.

You are 26 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant

Your baby todayThe coiling umbilical cord is very clearly seen in this image. The umbilical cord grows as your baby grows and will be about the same length as your baby at this stage of your pregnancy: about 13.6 in (34.6 cm). read more

You are 26 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThis color ultrasound shows the baby breathing the amniotic fluid (red, flowing toward the ultrasound beam) in and out. The baby is breathing a stream of fluid out through the nostrils and, at the same time, a smaller amount through the mouth. read more

You are 26 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayYour baby sticks his tongue out often especially before or after a particularly large gulp of amniotic fluid. Fluid doesn't enter the lungs but is swallowed into the stomach. Your baby would be completely unaware of the ultrasound scan, so is not reacting to the scanner. read more

You are 26 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayOn this 3D image each finger is held outstretched in front of the face. Holding the fingers in this way for any length of time is tiring so most of the time the hands are held with the wrists slightly flexed and the fingers bent, ready to grasp any object that floats into reach. read more

You are 26 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThis week, some babies open their eyes for the first time but this is a brief event, difficult to capture on ultrasound, so you may not see it on a scan. Some light is reaching your baby but he hasn't developed a sleep-wake cycle that corresponds in any way with day and night. read more

You are 26 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayAt this stage, thumb sucking is becoming much more coordinated as the sensitive lips and fingers meet. On scans most babies look as if they enjoy it, and there's no doubt that it provides important sensory feedback and perhaps reassurance to your developing baby. read more

You are 27 Weeks Exactly Pregnant

Your baby todayThis baby looks quite upset. Your baby often makes strange and funny faces in the uterus. It's as if he is practicing every type of facial expression in preparation for after the birth when these will be one of the tools he uses to communicate his needs and emotions. read more