Your pregnancy at 28 weeks

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 should:

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. 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.