28 Weeks Pregnant
At 28 weeks the fetus turns 26 weeks after fertilization. He had to survive in case of premature birth in the presence of adequate medical support.
Changes in the fetus
The size of the fetus at 28 weeks' gestation length is about 35 cm, weighs already 1000 - 1100 future baby getting bigger, he was pretty much kicking in the maternal abdomen at 28 weeks of pregnancy. On average, a woman captures about 10 movements per hour of waking fetus become more active stirring of the night before going to bed. You can no longer touching the belly of his body guessing - a pen or a leg that rests on the fetus in the abdominal wall from the inside.
Child stomach actively changes its position, it happens that one day of breech presentation, he turns into the head, or even a cross. Places in the womb to such movements still enough, even though the baby is already becoming a bit crowded in the abdomen at 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Under the skin of the future baby continues to accumulate fatty tissue, it looks more plump than before. The skin because this is no longer so clear to translucent blood vessels because it is more pink than red. The surface of the skin of the fetus at 28 weeks of pregnancy is covered syrovidnoy grease - a product of the sebaceous glands in the skin. White vernix protects the skin from irritation of amniotic fluid in the womb, and from excessive drying immediately after birth of the baby.
All the baby's body on this term is still covered with vellus hairs - lanugo. They are long on the head, and there are no on the feet and hands. Some hairs on the body may have to drop out, and eyelashes, eyebrows and the hair on the head becomes darker and thicker.
The fetus at 28 weeks of pregnancy is increasingly opens his eyes, pupillary membrane in the form of a thin film on the surface of the eyeball gradually resorbed. The kid is already well distinguish light from darkness.
For a period of 28 weeks of pregnancy it becomes clear which hemisphere of the brain is dominant in a child - left or right. Depending on this, the fruit now prefers to move a particular hand. If the left hemisphere is dominant, it all feels more active around the right hand, that is to be right-handed, and vice versa.
In boys, the testicles from the abdomen into the scrotum continue to fall, in this period they are located at the entrance to her. On ultrasound at 28 weeks of pregnancy are seen genitals, it is possible to find out who will be born - a boy or a girl.
Changes in women at 28 weeks of pregnancy
Waist woman finally smoothed out, the belly can not be ignored at this stage of pregnancy. The bottom of the uterus is determined at 28 cm above the womb, or 8 cm above the navel. Plain clothes become tight.
Sometimes a woman can be confusing pain at 28 weeks of pregnancy in the abdomen. The periodic increase in the tone - a reaction to the environment of the uterus and the load as it can be training bout. But pain is normal in such training should not be. Pain at 28 weeks of pregnancy may be the first symptom of threatened abortion, so be sure to need medical advice.
Increased discharge at 28 weeks of pregnancy from the genital tract, more fluid nature of their suspicious in the leakage of amniotic fluid. This occurs when the integrity of the membranes is broken somewhere side. Such a state of danger of possible infection of the fetus and the onset of preterm labor. Exclude dripping water, you can use a special test.
A survey of 28 weeks of pregnancy
If a pregnant Rh-negative blood, you will need regular monitoring antirhesus antibodies whose concentration in the presence of a conflict with the fetus may increase. Upon detection of antibodies rise doctor can recommend a course of supporting preventive treatment.
Routine ultrasound at 28 weeks of pregnancy is not carried out. If necessary, can be administered blood tests - general, glucose, mandatory monitoring of urine 1 every 2 weeks.