Pregnancy week 28

Symptoms of pregnancy at week 28 of being pregnant - You will find now that some airlines will not accept you as a passenger from this point, you will have to get special permission to fly from your doctor.

Colostrum, a sweet watery milk, will be forming in your breasts in preparation for feeding, which could leak out at times. The increased load on your abdomen could cause back pain, discomfort when sleeping, an increased need to urinate and reduced mobility in certain situations (such as when you get out of the bath or a deep chair).

As muscles and ligaments stretch to support your growing uterus you may feel a cramping, stabbing pain in your side. As your growing uterus presses on nerves, this can restrict circulation in your legs and lead to cramp. Your placenta will be busy transferring antibodies from you to the baby so she is born with immunity to some diseases.

You will probably have another antenatal check this week. You will find now that some airlines will not accept you as a passenger from this point, you will have to get special permission to fly from your doctor.

Your baby

Your baby's nostrils are now open and her lungs are developing air sacs. She is now taking on a more normal flesh colour and a less wrinkled appearance. Your baby's bones will be hardening and the lanugo will start to disappear, though some patches may remain after birth.

As your baby grows bigger she will have less space to turn and roll, but will still kick vigorously. Your baby's arms and legs pull up towards the chest as she finds a position which is comfortable for her developing size.

Your doctors may check at this stage to see which position your baby is lying in. If born now your baby has over a 95% chance of survival.

Your baby will be learning to live with the sound of your blood humming and whooshing and all your digestive gurglings. Apart from the lungs, all your baby's major organs are functioning. The lungs are still full of amniotic fluid and the air-exchange sacs (alveoli) will not be formed for several more weeks. Your baby's brain has grown larger and a fatty protective sheath covers the nerve fibres. This allows the impulses to the brain to travel faster, so she can lean more quickly.

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I marvel every week at how much my baby grows and develops inside me. What a wonderful miracle, great to know how he is developing, thank you.
by Kate34 23rd May 2011, 12:55pm
learned a lot . thx
by fattona 11th Apr 2011, 9:42am
what is the size of my baby
by sadhuhu 25th Aug 2010, 9:45am
hey every1.
I,m 28 weeks tomorrow with my 3rd child ... starting to feel a bit aprehensive now about how hectic my life is going to be with 3 small children :s . Feeling my baby boy moves loads now and gettin loads of braxston hicks and getting really uncomfortable . I've got another scan next week (this will be my 4th) because the midwife is getting worried at the rate he is growing (he's huge) so hopefully all is well in my womb plus i'm gonna get them to double check the sex just incase :)
Good luck Ladies whether it's your first time or you're an old hand at all this baby stuff :) xxx
by hollysam 16th Aug 2010, 5:03pm
does the baby feed at the same time i eat?
by Maryjeep 12th Aug 2010, 10:25am
Hey mummies!!
I'm 28 weeks, feeling my little man move loads, especially when i get comfy and try to sleep, was awake at 0430 am as he decided to start kicking!! I'm loving every minute of being pregnant. Starting to feel out of breath occassionally, but thats partly becuase i think i can still do 20 things at once!! This is my first and am feeling aprehensive about the labor.
Good luck everyone xx
by becks84 12th Aug 2010, 9:54am
hi every1, im 28yrs old n on my 3rd child, im 28wks pregnant, n omg i suffer from pgp, i have wot i think is quite bad, it makes job life really hard to do as im a care assistant, im having physio but not sure its helping much, im very worried about the pain its going to course during labour as the bones down below r very painfull 2 touch, my pubic bone and hip joints crack n grind wen moving, sleeping is difficult at this stage anyway, but wit pgp some nites its not possible, any advice whilst waiting 4 nxt appointment wit the physio. xxxxx
by 6910 12th Aug 2010, 9:11am
I's sure you'll all be fine ladies :)
I'm due 30th august with my third baby, two boys already and a girl this time, really chuffed!
must say though the wives tales haven't rung true with me with carrying the opposite sex, i'm lucky and don't know i'm pregnant 'till i get booted in the ribs as a reminder lol.
I'm 27, 8st 10lb and 5ft 5" and carry my little footballs really well, don't suffer with any of the pregnancy niggles so really feel for you ladies who go through what must be hell for almost 9 months.
I'm looking forward to the labour, my first 2hrs, my second 46mins so my hubby best get his skates on when this one decides it's time!
Best wishes to all you mummies to be, first time or beyond, it's always an anxious yet exciting time! xXx
by saskibeau 11th Jun 2010, 5:14pm
i also feel like i cant stretch anymoire...ppl on the bus ask wen im ready to pop!!! im huuuuge and sssooo out of breath, last day at work today tho :)
by louadambabybenjamin 18th May 2010, 5:16pm
more or less constant pain on my left at the top of my huge bump, midwife says its my ribs being pushed up that causes it. Dont even get me started on the back ache! I was huge with my daughter but didn't complain half as much as with this one. Hope he moves round so I'm not so uncomfortable for the next 3 month!
by Mand73 14th May 2010, 3:59pm
I feel like the 2 STONE that i have already put on throughout this pregnancy is squashing my whole insides. Find it very difficult to put my socks on with a beach ball in the way. Already getting puffy ankles and feet. Very emotional too. Theses next 3 Months better go quickly!!!
by angel9375 6th Jan 2010, 11:32am
i am so uncomfy right now. i feel all squashed and i can't breath. i dont think my belly can stretch any more.
by jobo21 22nd Jul 2009, 9:36am
Im 28 weeks and I agree, its been farrrr too hot! but would prefer that than last years yukky miserable summer :) we dont know whether its a girl or boy, but are really excited, and a little scared! cant imagine what will happen AFTER the birth, going to be a mum!!!!!! soon!!!!!good luck everyone x
by heatherberry 6th Jul 2009, 9:04am
im 28weeks and now im startin to feel it as its hot i never go out that much in the sun
by litlekels 29th Jun 2009, 9:58am
omg cant belive am 28 wks preg with identical twins n had no problems with them at all , am exited n scared at same time but more exited than anythin .
by mum2beoftwins18 29th Jun 2009, 9:58am
wow 28 wks now going so quickly, feeling the tiredness creeping back in now, and waking quite a few times through the night either for a wee or gaviscon (thank god for that stuff) geting serious heartburn for about 4 weeks now! i leave work next sunday and cant wait do shift work and finding it a bit hard strech marks yet hope it stays that way? looking forward to antenatal classes throughout july, baby due 12th sep, cant wait!! anyone else due then? x
by babyavery 24th Jun 2009, 9:47am
this week im begining 2 get fed up iv got so big it unreal and so uncomfortable so glad wen iv given birth dispite all this its so worth it .
by nkdj 14th Apr 2009, 12:43pm
my tummy isnt relyy big but i hope i dnt get any stretch marks lol,
by cdiogo 9th Apr 2009, 9:24am
can i travel now
by hemapavan 12th Mar 2009, 9:06am
this is when all of my stretch marks appeared lol
by amari 20th Oct 2008, 10:51am
My feet are really itchy!! I saw somewhere that this may be a concern. Does anyone know anything about this?
by apkdye 13th Aug 2007, 8:57am