Week 28

28 weeksYour baby

  • Your baby is beginning slowly to fill out now, as fat stores are laid down under the skin
  • At this stage babies are receptive to touch, and will enjoy it when you rub cream on to your tummy
  • He or she may even tuck that thumb in and have a little doze!

The beginning of the third (and last!) trimester

You are carrying round quite a weight now and your body is working extra hard. It’s been calculated that you need an extra 200 calories a day during the last three months of pregnancy to cope with the extra workload. But not 200 calories worth of chocolate biscuits!

Click here for tips on healthy eating during pregnancy.

Think about doing your supermarket shopping on the internet and having it delivered - this will also be useful after the baby is born.

Have you chosen names yet?

Coming up with a shortlist of names for your baby is more difficult and often takes longer than you think. Click here if you would like to know the most popular names for boys and girls for the last five years in the UK. 

Don't forget your birth plan

You will probably have an antenatal visit with your midwife this week. Remember to take your birth plan with you so that you can discuss this with them. Download our handy HiPP birth plan template.

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Otherwise, please get in touch with the HiPP Baby Club.