Prenatal Development: Week 28

Welcome to your Third Trimester!
This week, your baby weighs around 2 pounds, 2 ounces (1005 grams) and measures around 14.8 inches (37.6 centimeters) from crown to rump. By now her eyes are completely formed and she has even developed eyelashes!

Your baby's body is beginning to get plumper and more fully formed. He may even have the appearance of some muscle toning. While his lungs are able to breathe oxygen, if your baby were born now, he would have difficulties breathing on his own.

Now that you are 28 weeks pregnant, it is probably a good time to have a glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes. If you have not yet had one, you should speak to your health care provider about it.

Baby's Birth Presentation
At your next prenatal appointment, your health care provider may be able to tell you about your baby's position. You will find out whether your baby is head, feet or bottom first in the womb. If you can feel the baby's head pushing against your cervix, your baby is probably in the head first position.

Babies in the breech position may need to be delivered by cesarean section. However, do not worry if your baby's head is not in the correct postion just yet; she still has two months to change position and most babies do switch positions on their own!

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