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You and your baby at 27 weeks pregnant

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Your baby at 27 weeks

By now your baby's heart rate will have slowed to around 140 beats per minute. This is still considerably faster than your own heart rate.

Your baby's brain, lungs and digestive system are formed but not fully mature, and are still developing.

You at 27 weeks

Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes. Often there's nothing to worry about, and they usually stop with a nosebleed treatment you can do yourself.

Not everyone gets stretch marks. If you do, they may appear on your tummy, thighs or breasts. Stretch marks are not harmful and there's no treatment for them, but they usually fade with time.

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Page last reviewed: 04/10/2019
Next review due: 04/10/2022