27th week of pregnancy
On 27th week of pregnancy the future mother continues to gain weight, and the baby is also actively growing. What changes will bring Week 27 of pregnancy, you will find out in our today’s material.
The course of pregnancy at the 27th week
At the 27th week of pregnancy, a woman sometimes has a feeling that pregnancy is endless. And although the new state does not require adaptation and seems rather familiar, heaviness, fatigue and excessive sweating are beginning to get a little annoying. Irritability increases the fact that most of the old active hobbies become unavailable, difficulties arise in the performance of household duties.
The abdomen of the future mother in this period increases in volume, the uterus’s bottom rises more and more and rises 27 weeks from the frontal articulation by as much as 27 cm. The increase in the size of the uterus is connected not only with the growth of the fetus and the development of its muscular layer.
The growing uterus presses the internal organs, moving them upwards, restricts the movement of the diaphragm and reduces the volume of the lungs, contributing to the development of dyspnea. Gastric compression leads to the appearance of heartburn, and compression of the bladder – to increased frequency of urination.
Fetal movements during polyhydramnios become more active, the child often changes his position in the uterus, as he is given more space for movement.
The reverse pathological process during pregnancy is anhydrite, characterized by small abdominal volumes and low standing of the uterine fundus, in comparison with the normal parameters characteristic for a given period.
As well as polyhydramnios, the lack of water is a sign of intrauterine suffering of the fetus. The amount of amniotic fluid decreases to 500 ml, the woman's belly looks small, the fetal movements become less active and visible through the abdominal wall.
Because of the small amount of water, the baby is easily probed by the hand, its movements are difficult and rare.
Also a dangerous complication during pregnancy is premature release of amniotic fluid. Water can flow at the same time, but can depart in small portions. More often it occurs, when the pregnant woman lies down, in this position her uterus relaxes, and the head of the fetus moves away from the internal pharynx. When a woman gets up, the baby's head again blocks the way to the amniotic fluid, and they stop leaking. In any case, with the slightest suspicion of premature discharge of amniotic fluid, you should immediately consult a doctor.