27 Weeks of Pregnancy – Symptoms and Fetal Development

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The nature of human life goes on and as a part of the human life process we reproduce. The reel of life goes on and what was once just a thought after a good nine months notice now will carry your name. The pregnancy word is very sublime and short making the word sound as easy as its pronunciation. However that is a conflicting thought when it comes to actually living the scene. Pregnancy is not an easy matter that can be done within a few days.

27 week pregnant

It is a matter where precision is required along with the sleek and slender rules, unbendable. The starting of pregnancy is marked with the rushing to the bathrooms early in the morning. This morning sickness is then directly related to the oncoming months of perils. The morning sickness however subsides once the baby starts to take formation.

The transformation from blastocyst to embryo marks the development of the baby inside. Immediately you will be handed a strict dos and don’ts list with a straight diet and a soft heart. Yes, right about this time you will be the centre of attraction with all your loved ones trying to take care of you to the fullest.

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However no love in the world can match up to the one you are feeling right now for your little one, so amongst the pandemonium and unruly emotions, you will soon find your piece of peace as you learn to live with him. Slowly you will figure out his discomforts and wishes, his favorites and his routine. The nine months is a good long time to bond with your baby. In medical terms this nine months is calculated on a weekly forum where the total of nine months are considered as 40 weeks.

Within these 40 weeks the baby turns from a speck of life to a fully fledged miniature human baby form. The first of the process sees the baby attaching itself to the mother’s ovarian walls or placenta that supports the life of the then blastocyst which is just a 4 or 5 day old fertilized egg. Then the baby turns into an alien shape of nothing but irregular mass with a speck of life. This is when the baby is an embryo and from there a fetus which is when the formation of his body is complete and he awaits development.

That is why the baby is now given chance to grow and prosper taking help from the mother. These 40 weeks are hence grouped into three parts. The first second and third trimester. While the first only deal with the formation of it, the second and the third deals with the baby’s development. Your next of the kin is now at his 27th week and in case you are wondering exactly what is going on with him, here’s a sneak peak.

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All this time your little baby used his imagination and senses of touch to feel the space around you, but in this week his eye will start to complete itself. As his eyes develop, the retina in his eyes will start perfecting itself. The eyelashes are by now formed as it starts to work protecting the eye from foreign substances.

Sleep Pattern:

Now you can see your baby developing a little bit every time. With the passing weeks this week if you are lucky you might catch your baby yawn. This is the first sign of him feeling sleepy. Now that his brain has developed he is able to feel a certain number of feelings like sleeping. This is why he now has intervals of time which he dedicates to sleeping. He might even have his favorite sleeping position like maybe a hand to the chin or hands fold in the front belly etc.


The highlight of this week is the sudden growth spurt in the body which is marked by increase of a whole inch throughout the week. At the end of this week you will notice that your baby has grown a full new inch and now he weighs somewhere around two pounds with a 14 inch measurement.  This sudden growth spurt is extremely hard to catch and occurs occasionally.


Here is the highlight of the 27th week. The formation of his taste buds which allows him now to try all the different tastes of food you are consuming. This is when the baby picks up the spices from the amniotic fluid of the mother and this is when he learns to differentiate between tastes. At times he might even hiccup if the taste is different to him.
There is always the mother who goes through changes too.

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Manage your Emotions:

It is often a hectic schedule for the mother to maintain an inner peace while her mind screams of fear regarding her coming delivery, fear of failing as a mother and many more. This is because of your female hormones producing itself in excess that makes this journey unbearably hard. This emotional downfall might affect your lifestyle including your babies so maintain your inner peace.

Shortage of Breath:

Breathlessness might be a problem now since the baby is growing more and more and occupying more space than before. In a desperate attempt to make more space the baby then pushes into the chest cavity and this might cause shortage of breath. Along with this subsidiary events might follow for example varicose vein which is a nerve condition mainly affecting your lower limbs or hemorrhoids due to the excessive pressure by the baby who each week gains a pound more. A case of acute back pain may also follow if you are not sleeping on your sides.

Abdomen Cramps:

It is often seen that with passing time the abdomen cramps may go from bad to worse along with your baby kicking and punching. Do not fret since this is normal for many mothers.