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You and your baby at 28 weeks pregnant - Your pregnancy and baby guide

Your baby at 28 weeks

By 28 weeks, your baby weighs around 1kg and is perfectly formed.

The baby's heartbeat can now be heard through a stethoscope. Your partner may even be able to hear it by putting an ear to your bump, but it can be difficult to find the right place.

Your baby keeps putting on weight, as more and more fat appears under the skin.

You at 28 weeks

At your 28-week antenatal appointment, your midwife or doctor will:

  • measure your blood pressure
  • test your urine for protein
  • discuss the results of any screening tests from your last appointment

Heartburn or acid reflux is common in pregnancy. It can be uncomfortable but isn't harmful. Find out how to avoid heartburn and how to ease the symptoms.

If you've been told your blood type is rhesus negative, you'll be offered an injection in pregnancy to protect your unborn baby. You'll be offered tests for your blood and your baby's blood at birth, and you may be offered a second injection to protect your babies in any future pregnancies.

Things to think about

The stages of labour and signs labour has started.

What happens when you have a caesarean.

Exercise is good for you and your baby at any stage of pregnancy – find out how to exercise safely in pregnancy and the sports and positions you should avoid.

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Media last reviewed: 23 December 2017
Media review due: 23 December 2020

Page last reviewed: 17 July 2018
Next review due: 17 July 2021