27 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 27 Weeks?

At this stage in your pregnancy, your baby’s brain, heart, lungs, and gut are fully formed but are not yet mature. Your baby may start to suck their thumb too.

 

Some experts claim that babies begin to dream around week 27!

 

If your baby is born prematurely at week 27, there is a 90% chance of survival. Although, they would need a lot of medical attention.

 week 27 foetus

How Big is Your Baby at 27 Weeks?

At week 27, your baby is 36.6 cm (about the size of a cucumber) and weighs 875 g.

 

What Happens at 27 Weeks?

Expect more severe cramping, backache, and piles around week 27 as your baby continues to grow.

 

You might start to notice tightness and mini contractions in your abdomen. These are known as Brixton Hicks contractions, which are sporadic uterine contractions (false labour).

 

If you’ve not yet had your whooping cough vaccine, this will be offered to you between weeks 27-32.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 27 Weeks?

Symptoms in week 27 include:

  • Backaches
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling hot and flustered
  • Greasy, spotty skin
  • Leg cramps
  • Piles
  • Sleeping problems
  • Stretch marks
  • Swollen gums
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Vaginal discharge