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Your baby is growing
At 28 weeks, your baby measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to right to her heels. She now weighs 2 1⁄4 pounds. There are many things that she can do now. Blinking her eyelids which has lashes. Chances are that she can even see the light that radiates through your womb, as her eyesight is developing well. In her brain, there are billions of neurons developing. To prepare for her entry into the wonderful world, she’s getting more body fat.
Your life at 28 weeks
Welcome to the third and final trimester. In this stage, weight gain happens, a pound or so a week. You will undergo blood tests for HIV and syphilis and cultures for chlamydia and gonorrhea. With tests like these, you can be assured about a healthy delivery. Just in case your glucose screening test is high and you couldn’t do follow up testing, you can do the 3 hour glucose tolerant test.
If during your earlier test, you were Rh negative, you’ll be given a Rh immunoglobulin injection. This shot will prevent antibodies from developing in your body and getting into your baby’s blood. Your baby is Rh positive? After delivery you will get another Rh immunoglobulin injection.
Some of you at this stage will experience restless legs syndrome (RLS). It is a not so pleasant sensation that happens in the lower legs and you want to move you legs at these for temporary relief. RLS even though commonly seen in pregnant women, the reason as to why it happens is yet to be ascertained.
Every baby develops a little differently - even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.