28 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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Have your (not so pleasant) pregnancy symptoms returned? Credit: GE Healthcare

You're in the home stretch now! Welcome to the third trimester. Swollen fingers and hands may mean you can no longer wear your wedding and engagement rings. Don't want to go without? Slip them on a chain and wear them as a necklace.

What's happening to baby: Baby weighs about 2 ½ pounds, and she will be adding weight quickly in the next several weeks. Her brain is hard at work, becoming more complex and growing more tissue.

What's happening to Mom: In the next few weeks, you may be fighting off leg cramps, constipation, hemorrhoids, sleeplessness and other annoyances. Take it easy as much as you can, and remember, it will all be over soon!

29 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

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