Your second trimester is coming to an end. Your baby is now sleeping and waking at regular intervals. As your body gets ready for the final lap, you might experience heartburn. Find out more below about what you can do to relieve it.
At week 27, your baby measures around 37cm long and weighs around 2lb. This final stage of pregnancy is when your baby begins to receive immunity to infection, which is provided by your placenta in the form of antibodies. Once your baby is born, breastfeeding will help to boost this immunity further.
Heartburn, which feels like a sharp pain in the middle of your chest, is common during pregnancy. It’s often brought on by lying flat after a meal, as the stomach acid released to digest your food leaks into the oesophagus.
These tried and tested tips can help to prevent and soothe heartburn:
If you were planning to get away before the baby is born, assuming you’re having a normal pregnancy, most airlines will allow you to travel by air until you’re 28 weeks pregnant. After this, flying is not advised. Wherever you’re thinking of going, if you’re flying you may need a note from the doctor to say you’re fit to travel before the airline will allow you on board. And remember to work from your stage of pregnancy when you fly back, rather than when you fly out.
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