Week 28: You’re in the home stretch!
As you enter your third trimester, your unborn baby is continuing to grow in weight and size as his body systems finish maturing.
Your little one is still very thin, with little body fat, but that will soon begin to change. He weighs about 2 pounds now, but by 30 weeks, he’ll be nearly 3 pounds.
As the fetus grows in size and crowds the abdominal cavity, you may have difficulty taking deep breaths or getting comfortable at night to sleep.
Or, you may just be awake at night anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new son or daughter!
Preventing premature birth
About 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely. Learn about the many things you can do to prevent a premature birth.
Help prevent back strain
The extra weight of your baby is putting a strain on your back. Learn how to minimize the problems while sitting and standing.