Pregnancy Checklistcheck your pregnancy week by week

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17 December 2017
You are on the 27th week of your pregnancy now!

WEEK 27:
Fetal length: 14.41 in.
Fetal weight: 1.93 lb.
Your baby’s nervous system continues to become more intricate and sophisticated. Constant movements of the muscles help make movements and reflexes more coordinated. The fetal bone marrow has now taken over as the main producer of the red blood cells. This will help your baby become independent after delivery because these cells will transport oxygen around the blood stream. A simple immune response to infections is now in place.
The pituitary gland begins to produce the growth hormone – Somatropin. It regulates metabolic processes in cells and stimulates the growth and development of the fetus. The pancreas now produces a good amount of insulin – a hormone that promotes the absorption of glucose. The thyroid gland intensively synthesizes hormones that regulate mental development, heart, respiratory and genital systems, processes of sleep and wakefulness; now the fetus no longer requires the support of the mother’s endocrine organs. His body is now able to produce all necessary hormones itself.
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  • I went to the store and stocked up on staples. My pantry is stocked with dry food and canned goods, my freezer is full, and my bathroom cabinets are full of toiletries and medicine. I’m saving it all for after baby comes, and I won’t need to shop for more
  • All that extra weight in my belly is starting to cause some problems in the bathroom. My doctor gave me some recommendations for pregnancy-safe hemorrhoid relief.
  • I’ve researched vaccines, and my partner and I have talked about them. My doctor has talked with me about the standard vaccination schedule and recommendations.
  • My partner and I have made a plan for how we’ll keep romance alive — both in the bedroom and out — after baby arrives.
  • I’ve learned about games, activities and toys that can help baby’s physical development. I even know some activities that will help my physical recovery, too!
  • I’ve made sure that both my partner and I have enough life insurance. Having a new family means life insurance will be even more important if something happens to either of us.
  • My maternity leave is on the company calendar! My employer and I have discussed it and finalized my leave plans.
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Week #27
Keep track of all the things you need to do over the 27 week with this handy checklist
    From prenatal tests to your baby registry to last-minute “me” time, we’ve got you covered. This WEEK-BY-WEEK PREGNANCY CHECKLIST will help keep you on track with all the things you need to learn and do as you prep for baby. Each week, take a look at your tasks, check yes or no, and then connect with other moms whose answers were similar to yours.