The ultimate HerFamily guide to your pregnancy: Week 28
Week 28 – CONGRATS! You're in the 3rd Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.
As the third trimester begins your baby may measure up to 38 cm — and weigh over 1kg — pick up a small bag of flour. The hair on the head is more visible and the first teeth are now under the gums. Blinking is one of this week’s favourite games. The lungs are continuing to developing, increasing the chances of survival if your baby is born early.
Need to go to the loo every 15 minutes? That’s because your growing baby is pushing the uterus on to your bladder. And no, this is not going to help an already broken sleep pattern.
As your pelvis softens and expands and soft you may feel sharp aches and pains in the front of your pelvis. If it becomes extremely sore to walk, climb stairs, or even touch you will need to be referred to a physiotherapist.
Thinking about the birth
Now that you are officially in the third trimester and on the home stretch, you might have started thinking more about the actual birth and what is about to go down in just a few short weeks.
Have you considered using the HypnoBirthing technique? More and more women are signing up for these courses, and HypnoBirthing Ireland say that 65-70 percent of HypnoBirthing mums don’t need any form of pain relief because the technique helps them experience any pain as 'pressure'.
Intrigued? Here is some more information about it:
Got that name picked?
Getting closer to your due date also means getting closer to the day when you finally get to meet your baby!
Have you made any decisions yet about a name? Knowing the sex obviously makes it all the more easier to pick one, but fear not if you have chosen to be surprised on the day (I did – it was the best decision ever!) because there are so many gorgeous unisex names nowadays to chose from.
Want to know some of our favourites?
Week 29 is around the corner, mamas, and we've got the scoop on what you can expect!