27 weeks pregnant: Fast facts
Your baby weighs almost 2 lbs – about as much as a head of cauliflower – and is around 14 1/2 inches long.
At this stage, babies sleep and wake at regular intervals, opening and closing their eyes and maybe even sucking their fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now.
Call your provider if you have signs of preterm labor such as unusual (or increased) vaginal discharge, bleeding or spotting, abdominal pain or cramps, low-back pain, pressure as if your baby is pushing down, or more than four contractions in an hour (even if they don't hurt).
In the 3rd trimester, you'll probably see your provider every two weeks until 36 weeks, then once a week until you deliver.
To watch other women's birth experiences, search our site for "live birth videos."
Do you plan to breastfeed? In a our site poll, 89% of expecting moms said yes.
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