Your baby is getting more active and attentive
Week 27: Your baby begins to recognize the sound of your voice
Your baby gets very active at 27 weeks, and you’ll likely feel it very soon. Here are some other changes she's going through:
Your Week 27 nutrition and health
An easy way to manage your weight gain
As you’re getting close to completing your 2nd trimester, you should keep your weight gain in perspective. Keeping a food diary will help you get a realistic look at your eating patterns. After a week, review what you’ve written and ask yourself: Are my food choices providing my developing baby and me with enough of the right nutrients? Where can I make some healthy adjustments? You can also bring your diary to your next doctor’s appointment and ask him to weigh in with some suggestions.
Go to ChooseMyPlate.gov for a free online dietary assessment tool you can use to keep track of your daily dietary choices.
Remember not to be too hard on yourself. If you gave in to that craving for ice cream one day, it’s OK. Indulging in cravings is fine if you do so in moderation. Some things to keep in mind:
Signs of preterm labor
At 27 weeks pregnant, you are nearly finished with your 2nd trimester. Nutrition is still a really important part of your routine, now and through the rest of your pregnancy. Now is also a great time to learn the signs of preterm labor.
Preterm labor is when contractions start before the 37th week of pregnancy. Some signs of preterm labor include:
If you experience symptoms of preterm labor, call your doctor.
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