Updated 21 November 2014

Week 27: 13 weeks to go!

This is a good time to make sure that your home is baby-safe. Also consider safety when you shop for the nursery.


What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby’s heartbeat may be heard when someone puts their ear to your abdomen.
  • The lungs and brain continue to grow rapidly.
  • Eyelids begin to open.
  • The retinas begin to form.
  • You will start to notice that your baby has regular patterns of sleep and activity.

What is happening to you:

  • You may be experiencing shortness of breath. This is because your uterus has moved under your rib cage, making it difficult for your lungs to expand.

What to do:

  • You may have started to prepare your baby’s room. 
  • Now is the time to see whether your home is baby-safe. 
  • From now on, your doctor’s visits should be fortnightly or monthly, depending on risk or complications.


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