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27th Week of Pregnancy

Embryo Development

She Recognizes Your Voice

Baby's Growth and Development at 27 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby gets very active at 27 weeks. Discover the other changes she’s going through:

  • At 27 weeks pregnant, your baby weighs almost 900 g, and is about the length of a head of broccoli.
  • Your baby’s lungs, liver, and immune system keep maturing.
  • Your baby may know your voice and your partner’s voice.
  • During the 27th week of pregnancy, your baby is as much as four times longer than they were during the 12th week of pregnancy.

Your Changing Body at 27 Weeks Pregnant

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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 Healthcare Professional if you are concerned about a urinary tract infection.
  • You may continue to have a thin, white, odourless vaginal discharge. Talk to your Healthcare Professional 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 labour) continue.
  • Ligaments in your pelvic area soften to get ready for delivery.
  • You may experience back pain.

Wellness and Nutrition at 27 Weeks Pregnant

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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 labour.

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

  • 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 labour, call your Healthcare Professional.

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.