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The Seventh Month of Pregnancy

Your pregnancy: weeks 28-31. Changes in your body continue to take place as you enter your third trimester! As baby prepares for its future exit: eyelids are now opening and eyelashes have formed, meaning your baby can blink.

2 mins to read Apr 24, 2023

28 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby can now see, though not clearly.

It’s the 28th week and your baby now weighs about a kilogram. Eyelashes have formed and your baby can blink. The eyes have some amount of vision at this stage and your baby can see, though not clearly. The brain is very active. While the lungs are still immature, they could function independently with medical help if your baby was to be delivered now. Your baby’s eyesight is developing bit by bit, but will take a long time even after birth to reach normal vision.

Find out more about your twenty-eighth week of pregnancy.

29 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is now gaining weight rapidly.

Your baby is just over 1.1 kilograms and is about 26 centimetres from head to bottom. Baby’s fat increases, changing your baby’s lean look to a more rounded one, making the skin less wrinkled. Their bones and muscles are maturing and your baby continues to gain weight rapidly.

Find out more about your twenty-ninth week of pregnancy.

30 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s brain develops further.

Your baby is now around 27 centimetres long (from head to bottom) and weighs about 1.3 kilograms. As your little one grows in size, the volume of fluid inside your womb will gradually reduce. To accommodate the rapidly growing brain, their head grows in size. Billions of neurons are developing and their body is gaining more fat to help your baby survive outside you.

Find out more about your thirtieth week of pregnancy.

31 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby now loves to move and kick.

At more than 1.3 kilograms and around 27 centimetres from head to bottom, your baby is about to enter a phase of rapid growth. They can turn their head from side to side and their arms, legs and body are beginning to accumulate fat under their delicate skin. Your baby at this stage may move a lot, causing you some discomfort and a whole lot of excitement. This movement is also a sign that the baby is growing normally and is healthy and active.

Find out more about your thirty-first week of pregnancy.

Here's what to expect in the eighth month of pregnancy.