You at 27 weeks pregnant
Because women gain weight at different rates and times, talk with your midwife or doctor about the best amount of weight gain for you during pregnancy. Your health professional might check your weight at pregnancy visits.
Vaccination against whooping cough and COVID-19
Whooping cough is a very contagious and dangerous illness for babies. To help protect your baby against whooping cough, it’s recommended that you have a whooping cough vaccination between 20 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. In Australia, this vaccination is free for all pregnant women in their third trimester. Your GP or midwife can organise it for you.
It's also recommended that you get a COVID-19 vaccination if you’re pregnant. If you have any concerns, talk with your doctor, midwife or immunisation provider.
Health authorities and experts recommend breastfeeding your baby. It can really help if you know about breastfeeding before your baby is born. Our articles on breastmilk and breastfeeding attachment techniques are a good place to start.
Your baby when you’re 27 weeks pregnant
Here’s what’s going on with your baby:
- Your baby is about 24 cm long from head to bottom and weighs about 920 gm.
- Your baby can open their eyes.
- Your baby’s brain is starting to take more shape.
- Your baby should be putting on a lot of weight over the next month or so.