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Week 27 of Pregnancy

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Your 27th Week

You may find it difficult to sleep due to your Baby's activities.
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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

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