Breast milk is best for your baby

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

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SECOND TRIMESTER / WEEK 27

27th Week of Pregnancy

She Recognizes Your Voice
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Baby's Growth and Development at 27 Weeks Pregnant

She may know your voice and your partner's voice.

Your Baby

Your Body

Your Health

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Your Changing Body at 27 Weeks Pregnant

At 27 weeks pregnant, you’re nearing the end of your second trimester. Your body probably will start experiencing changes to help you get ready for childbirth:

  • Your urine flow may be slow. Use the bathroom often and speak with your doctor if you are concerned about a urinary tract infection.
  • You may continue to have a thin, white, odorless vaginal discharge. Talk to your doctor if it’s heavy, green, yellow, or strong-smelling. You may have a vaginal infection, which can be treated during pregnancy.
  • Braxton-Hicks contractions (false labor) continue.
  • Ligaments in your pelvic area soften to get ready for delivery.
  • You may experience back pain.

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Wellness and Nutrition at 27 Weeks Pregnant

At 27 weeks pregnant, you are nearly finished with your second trimester. Exercise and nutrition are still a really important part of your routine, now and through the rest of your pregnancy. Now’s also a great time to learn the signs of preterm labor.

Preterm labor is when contractions start before the 37th week of pregnancy. Some signs of preterm labor include:

  • Contractions that feel different than Braxton Hicks
  • Contractions that occur at regular intervals, that are consistent, or that become more intense
  • Contractions with lower back pain, cramps, or other pain
  • Changes in your vaginal discharge that include spotting or bleeding
  • Water from your vagina

    If you experience symptoms of preterm labor, call your doctor.

    Wellness Tip
    Make exercise fun and social.
    By now, you’ve probably met many other pregnant women at the gym, at childbirth classes, and at work. Consider meeting with other expectant moms for a walk.