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Monday, May 25, 2009

My 28 Weeks Pregnancy

I am now 28 weeks pregnant - 80 days to go and this little girl ready to pop out. Her kicks and movement are getting stronger, especially late at night and am having hard time to sleep. In the morning, I feel the cramps in my legs and in my lower abdomen and thigh. My tummy is getting bigger and heavier of course, and I'm getting lazier to move around and do chores.

Read more about this week pregnancy
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. This movement is more of a reflexive blink than a deliberate opening and closing, but it won't be long before she's batting those beauties at you. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
For those Prego out there more information you might want to know about your pregnancy this week

Your Body This Week

Restless legs and third-trimester prenatal visits

At this point, you'll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you'll switch to weekly visits. Depending on your risk factors, your practitioner may recommend repeating blood tests for HIV and syphilis now, as well as doing cultures for chlamydia and gonorrhea, to be certain of your status before delivery. Also, if your glucose screening test result was high and you haven't yet had follow-up testing, you'll soon be given the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. And if the blood work done at your first prenatal visit showed that you're Rh negative, you'll get an injection of Rh immunoglobulin to prevent your body from developing antibodies that could attack your baby's blood. (If your baby is Rh positive, you'll receive another shot of Rh immunoglobulin after you give birth.)
Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant burning or tingling in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what's known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it's relatively common among expectant mothers.
Explained Why am I supposed to sleep on my left side?
There's no harm in sleeping on your right side, but lying on your left side or tilted to the left is the best way to ensure proper circulation. It takes all the pressure off of the vena cava — the vein that returns blood from your lower body to your heart. This vein runs along the right side of your spine and may be compressed by your growing uterus when you sleep on your back. Compression of the vena cava can cause decreased blood flow to the placenta and baby. If you end up flat on your back in the night, don't panic: Women who do suffer from a compressed vena cava will likely unconsciously shift positions in their sleep to take the pressure off the vein, says Dr. Mark Taslimi, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
Comfort Tip
Quieting restless legsSome researchers estimate that up to 20 percent of expectant moms experience an unpleasant "creepy-crawly" sensation in their legs in the last few months of pregnancy. These feelings will likely go away a few weeks after your baby's born. In the meantime, try these tips:
• Cut down on caffeine and avoid antihistamines, which can make your symptoms worse. (Non-sedating antihistamines may be okay.)
• Get a moderate amount of exercise every day. (But avoid overly vigorous exercise, which may aggravate your symptoms.)
• Try stretching or massaging your legs.
• Put hot or cold packs on your legs or take a warm or cool bath.
• Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS.
Source: Baby Center

3 comments:

Dhemz said...

wohoooo...way to go..hapit na jud diay tsang no? when man imong baby shower diay? hehehe!

woi tsang kumusta naman diha tawon? any news? sos ako nakabalik ko karon palang hehehe....pagkamingaw sa akong payag woi...holiday man atong mga advertiser gud...hehehe!

agi lang ko dire kadyot tsang ha kay ayha pa sad ko start ug blog hopping...:) miss yah!

gengen said...

oy hapit na gyd ka manganak no hehehe...musta diha.

JFS said...

May God bless your pregnancy.

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