Welcome to week 28! Your little one is growing by leaps and bounds and is a similar size to an aubergine! 

At 28 weeks, your baby is now tipping the scales at around 1 kilogram and is perfectly formed. They're continuing to grow as more fat accumulates under their skin, helping to regulate their body temperature and provide energy reserves for after birth.

Now, let's talk about your antenatal appointments. At your 28-week antenatal visit, your midwife or doctor will be busy checking up on both you and your baby. They'll measure your blood pressure, test your urine for protein and discuss the results of any screening tests from your previous appointments. It's all part of ensuring that you and your baby are healthy and thriving.

As your baby grows, you may find yourself experiencing some discomforts, such as heartburn or acid reflux. While these symptoms can be uncomfortable, they're generally not harmful. There are plenty of tips and tricks to help avoid indigestion and heartburn during pregnancy, as well as ways to ease the symptoms when they arise.

If you've been told that your blood type is rhesus negative, you'll be offered an injection during pregnancy to protect your unborn baby. This injection helps prevent complications that can arise if your blood type is incompatible with your baby's. Additionally, you may be offered tests for your blood and your baby's blood at birth, along with a second injection to protect future pregnancies.

It's important to get to know your baby's regular pattern of movement. If you don't already have yours, our kicks count wristbands can help you do this. Remember, if your baby's movements slow down or stop, or worry you in any way, call your maternity unit straight away!



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