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The development of the baby week 27

Gravidez 27 semanas

The average 27-week fetus measures 14.4 inches and weighs 1.9 pounds. But baby isn’t just getting bigger, they’re also getting smarter. However, despite the accelerated growth, the brain and lungs are still not yet mature – after all, you’re still a couple of weeks from the expected birth date, right? Thanks to the amniotic liquid, […]

What are Braxton-Hicks contractions?

contrações de treinamento

Also known as the “practice” or “fake” contractions, these types of contractions were named after John Braxton-Hicks (1823 – 1897), the English doctor who first identified the phenomenon in 1872. They usually start showing up in the second or third trimester as the body’s way of preparing itself for the birth process. In truth, they […]

Birth: Everything you need to know

Knowing more about what to expect during the most special moment of your life will certainly make you feel more secure and less anxious, especially when it comes to facing the third trimester. Of course, unexpected problems may arise, even if you follow prenatal instructions diligently, which is why it’s a good idea to learn […]