By Pregnancy week 28, your baby has gained his/her reflux skills like sucking, moving of limbs, and hiccupping.
Congratulations! You have made it to third trimester. You’re six months pregnant. Your seventh month has started. By this week you may have gained 6-9 kg of weight. After coming to the third trimester, you may start experiencing food cravings, mood swings and apparently but not really the labor pains.
Find out in details what you can expect during the 28th week of pregnancy.
In Pregnancy week 28:
All the major body systems of baby are functioning properly but yet more development is expected on the coming path of the pregnancy.
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Do not worry about the pains associated with normal delivery. Think about your child and feel strong. After this phase, you’ll have your little bundle of joy in your hands. That would be the happiest moment of your life!
You can expect the following body changes, moods and symptoms while being 28 weeks pregnant.
With the addition to the above symptoms, heartburn, bloating, stretchmarks, and aches are continuing to be the common symptoms of pregnancy.
Note: If your doctor hasn’t advised you yet to take Glucose tolerance test (GTT) for checking Gestational diabetes in your previous weeks of pregnancy (that is in 24th, 25th, 26th or 27th week of pregnancy) then this week your doctor may ask you to complete this test. Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar condition which may happen in pregnant woman. After the birth of your baby, gestational diabetes will automatically vanish. Please don’t panic if you are diagnosed with this. Your doctor will advise you proper medications for this.
As you are coming closer to your delivery date so it is very important to take care of your health and diet which is beneficial for your baby. Here are important tips for Pregnancy week 28 to be taken care:
Keep a check on your baby’s movement. If you feel that the frequency and the numbers of kick have come down, then please talk to your doctor about the same.
Avoid wearing high heels and uncomfortable footwear as because the growing uterus make changes in the centre of gravity. Therefore, any imbalanced step can make you fall and can lead to the further complications.
|You can apply a good moisturizing cream on your itchy area, which can be your tummy, breasts, palm, or even your legs. Consult your doctor for medication if moisturization is not helping you in getting relief from itchiness.||Do not scratch your itching skin as it can lead to a skin infection.|
|Practicing yoga or any pre-labour exercises can help you in getting prepared for your labour. Talk to an expert of an exercise or of a yoga. Join yoga classes near you.||Don’t exert so much for work. Don’t take any kind of stress.|
Always ask your husband or any of your family member to accompany you wherever you go and even while you are at home.
|Do not stay alone from this week onward.|
If you’re planning to travel outstation by air or train, do make your doctor informed about this plan. As this is a high time to be safe and secured.
|Always be very careful about your activities to avoid any complications. Avoid lifting heavy weights.|
|Continue with your Folic Acid every day.||Do not exert yourself in doing everyday household chores. Make yourself comfortable first and do your work slowly.|
Ans: A proper healthy and nutritionally balanced diet is very important during pregnancy. A healthy diet should be of the following:
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