Your Pregnancy at Week 28

by Your Baby Club

At 28 weeks you should have a midwife appointment to check how things are progressing. Your midwife will want to take a blood test to check that your iron levels are as they should be. As you are probably aware women do lose blood during labour and birth and we want to be prepared. Should you iron levels come back low you will be prescribed iron tablets. Your midwife will let you know if you need them. Being low in iron can make you feel extra tired and quite breathless so if you do find you are suffering with these symptoms let the midwife or your GP know.

Have you been told off by your partner for snoring? Another common occurrence as your nasal passages can become a little swollen. All will resolve once baby arrives. Then he really won’t get any sleep!

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At this point in your pregnancy, your baby is beginning it’s work to be in the proper position for birth, this will mean very soon their head will be facing downwards ready to enter the world.

As you may be aware, throughout your pregnancy, your baby will have been learning a variety of things from the real world skills book, and the latest thing on their list is blinking. Some of the skills they will have already been working on include breathing, coughing, and sucking, all of which will be key when they enter the real world, another great sign that they are nearly ready!

One thing you may begin to experience towards the latter stages of the pregnancy is Sciatica, which, in simpler terms, is shooting pains you may feel which will start around your buttocks, and then down the back of your legs, this can also occur through a feeling of numbness, or tingling, instead of shooting pains, a simple way to tackle this discomfort however is through some well deserved bed rest so it isn’t all bad!

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