Your baby’s development - week 28
At 28 weeks pregnant your baby is around 38cm long, 2lb 3oz in weight, can look round and open and close their eyes. Their other senses are now almost complete – they can taste, touch and recognise your voice without difficulty.
As your baby grows, there’s less and less space to roll around in, but they’ll still kick for all they’re worth! In search of a comfortable position, they’ll start to pull their arms and legs up towards their chest in the classic foetal position.
You & your body
Some mums-to-be can suffer from gestational diabetes, causing high levels of blood sugar. Your midwife will screen you regularly for glucose in your urine, but if you’re at higher risk you’ll also be given a screening test around 28 weeks. If you do develop diabetes during pregnancy, you can control the symptoms with a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise and medication. You may also be given medication to take.
If you’re RhD-negative you’ll be given an anti-D injection at 28 weeks. This helps to avoid any problems with this baby and future pregnancies.