27 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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27 weeks pregnant pictures

Have you felt your baby hiccup? Credit: GE Healthcare

27 weeks pregnant pictures

Credit: GE Healthcare

As your second trimester comes to an end, start looking into labor and child care classes, consider taking a tour of the hospital (if it's offered) and ask your mom friends for pediatrician recommendations.

What's happening to baby: He or she may get hiccups more and more often as your pregnancy progresses, and you'll be able to feel her hiccupping. The fetus has grown to about two pounds and 14 inches in length. He or she is also able to open and close their eyes for the first time and the baby will begin to develop to more regular sleep cycle.

What's happening to Mom: Along with all the changes your body is going through, you may also be developing stretch marks on your belly or breasts. Unfortunately, you can't prevent them, but they will become less noticeable after the baby is born. More changes will begin to take place in the body. She will often experience more leg cramps because of baby weight that has been tacked on to her body. The expecting mother may also notice that she has a little less energy than she did during her first trimester.

28 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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