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PREGNANCY WEEK 27

Be thankful for any pregnancy glow you are experiencing (sorry to all those Mums out there that feel they are far from glowing!) Over the coming weeks you may find some of those early symptoms return as everything starts to get just a little bit squished. 

Sleep may be starting to be disturbed as you struggle to get comfortable.  Women are now advised to avoid sleeping on your back as this can increase the risk of stillbirth.  The optimum position is to sleep on your left hand side to increase the level of oxygen and nutrients that reach the baby.  If you find that you can only sleep on your right hand side this is considered safer than sleeping on your back.

TOP TIP:  Try changing the side of the bed you sleep on as you may find it easier to sleep facing away from your partner!!

WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS WEEK?

Size - that's what!

Your baby is packing on the grams and will now be around the 870g mark and a length of around 37cm.  Although we want baby in there for a fair few weeks yet the lungs are actually able to breathe now which is amazing.  We just want them, and all the other organs to mature now - ready for life earth side!  Baby is continuing to get chubbier as more fat is added to those tiny bones.  Well done baby - keep up the good work.

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