28 weeks pregnant
Get ready to be seeing a lot of your LMC's clinic. Starting this week, you'll probably be visiting your doctor or midwife every other week instead of every month.
Now that you are into the third trimester, you may be starting to feel bigger, tire more easily, and experience some of the not-so-nice side effects of pregnancy such as leg cramps, shortness of breath, varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Try to rest with your legs up as much as possible to improve circulation. Ask our other OHbaby! mums and mums-to-be how they deal with these problems in the Pregnancy section of our OHbaby! message boards.
Your baby now weighs about 1.1kg and measures about 37cm. Your baby will be beginning to settle into position for delivery, ideally head down, but if he or she is still breech (bottom down) don't worry, there is still plenty of time for him or her to turn around. Most babies eventually settle on the head down (cephalic) presentation by 36 weeks, and if your baby is still breech at 36 weeks your LMC will discuss possible options for encouraging him or her to turn.
Your baby's eyes are blinking now. He / she will be having regular sleeps but also regular active times. Some research suggests that babies begin dreaming at the 28th week.
The folds and grooves of your baby's brain continue to develop and expand. In addition, your baby continues to add layers of fat and has continued hair growth.
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