Week 28 of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Calendar: You are now 28 weeks pregnant


28 weeks old fetus (baby)

Week 28 of fetal development

From this week your baby has chances of surviving if you give birth prematurely. The baby will have to fight a host of problems, since she is not fully developed. It is hard to keep the baby warm because of lack of fat and so the baby will be kept in an incubator. There is inadequate lung power to breathe independently, and the baby would need to be on a respirator. The baby will also have an under-developed brain and a weak immune system, making her succeptible to infection and inadequate liver function.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Visit your doctor fortnightly.
  • Keep up your calcium intake to help your baby grow more bones.

 

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