Your Weekly Pregnancy Development: Week 28

Your baby is starting to take 20- to 30-minute naps

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Your baby's eyes begin to open

Week 28: Getting ready for 3rd trimester growth

You are now entering the 3rd trimester. As you begin the final stage of your pregnancy, here’s how your baby is developing:

  • During the 28th week, your baby wants to see what's going on in his environment.
  • Your baby is about 10 inches long — roughly the length of an average zucchini. He weighs about 2 pounds.
  • His brain develops and grows in size.
  • Your baby might open his eyes in utero.
  • More fat accumulates under his skin.
  • He continues to take 20- to 30-minute naps with some routine.

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Your Week 28 nutrition and health

Power snacks for pregnancy

At 28 weeks pregnant, you've completed the 2nd trimester of your pregnancy. It’s important to take care of yourself — and your body.Pack some power into your snacks. For variety, try these nutrient- and energy-rich snack options:

  • 1/2 cup of fresh vegetables with 1/4 cup of hummus
  • 1 oz of low-fat cheese and 1/2 cup of fruit
  • 4 oz of low-fat cottage cheese and 1/2 cup of fruit
  • 4 oz of low-fat yogurt and 1/2 cup of fruit
  • 1/2-oz of roasted nuts
  • 1 Tbsp of peanut butter and one small apple
  • ZonePerfect® Bars: nutrition when you’re on the go

The truth about stretch marks
Whether you get stretch marks has more to do with heredity than any other factor. Stretch marks are not a sign that you're gaining too much weight — they can appear on the slimmest of pregnant women! After you deliver, your stretch marks probably will fade to light pink or white, but they might not disappear completely.
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