Your Pregnancy: Week 28
Sprung a leak? Those thick, yellow drips (called colostrum), are the precursor to breast milk. Try a pair of cotton breast pads and make sure to change them whenever they get damp to avoid the dreaded chafe. Still milk-free? That's normal too -- some women just don't leak.
> Got leaky breasts?
> Are you at risk for preeclampsia?
> Not sure what to put in the nursery?
> See all third trimester Q&As
Baby's now the size of an eggplant!
Baby's lungs are mature enough that, if born right now, she has a pretty good chance of surviving (with help from medical technology). Her skin is still pretty wrinkly (one byproduct of living in amniotic fluid) but will smoothen as fat continues to deposit.
> Schedule monthly OB visit
> Start taking fetal kick counts
> Go to your checklist
[ tip ] Fight nighttime heartburn by elevating the head of your bed, which will keep acid from rising into your chest. (A big pile of pillows works too.)
> Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date
> Read more about being 28 weeks pregnant
All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department
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