Pregnancy Week 28

Your little one is growing quickly in week 28--find out what's going on now that you're in your third trimester and learn all about cesarean deliveries and bed rest.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 7
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 7

Month 7 of pregnancy is all about nesting. Now that Baby's lungs are almost fully developed, the end is in sight. Still, those pregnancy aches may be nearly unbearable -- find out how to get relief.

Your Changing Body

Your weight gain may be causing you more discomfort now than ever, from musculoskeletal pain to insomnia. You may want to talk to your doctor about the best ways to alleviate these and ensure a comfortable (or at least tolerable) third trimester. You're almost there!

Your Developing Baby

You may not be able to keep your eyes open, but your baby is just learning to open and close his or hers. What's more, your baby's baby blues (or greens, hazels or browns, as it were) actually gain their pigment now.

Your Pregnancy

You're in the third trimester, and you might be feeling a bit over the whole pregnancy thing by now because it's taking a toll on your body. Tough it out--you can do it!

Your Week 28 To-Do List

1. Start seeing your doctor or midwife every two weeks.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 28

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 28

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Amniotic Fluid Levels

    Find out why amniotic fluid is important for your baby and what it happens if your levels are too high or too low.

  • Bed Rest

    Find out if you're a likely candidate for bed rest in your third trimester and how to cope if you have to try this treatment.

  • Gestational Diabetes

    Find the answers to all your questions about gestational diabetes.

  • Increased Heartburn

    You may experience painful heartburn in your third trimester. Find out how to treat it with over-the-counter medicines.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is more common in women of child-bearing age, and it is sometimes diagnosed during pregnancy. Find out what you...

  • Third Trimester Screening

    Read up on the tests you'll be given during your third trimester.

Your Self

  • Avoiding STDs

    Be especially careful to avoid contracting an STD during pregnancy because some can cause birth defects or severe neonatal illness.

  • Cesarean Sections

    Find out everything you need to know about cesarean deliveries, from why you might need to plan a C-section in advance to how the opera...

  • Childbirth Classes for Mom and Partner

    It might be a good idea to get dad-to-be involved in some of your childbirth classes. Try these tips for talking with him about tagging...

Diet & Exercise

Q & A