27th week of pregnancy

  • Biparietal diameter of foetus: 66 to 77 mm
  • Weight of foetus: approx. 1000 g
  • Length of foetus: approx. 34 cm

The foetus now looks almost like a newborn baby. It is well proportioned and its eyes are usually open. Through the abdominal wall shines a warm reddish light.


Premature babies of the 27th week on have quite a good chance of survival; nevertheless, they would need intensive care for a good while.


From time to time most children still lay with the head up and the coccyx down; you can probably tell by the child’s movements where its feet are. In the next weeks this will slowly change: you will feel a strong pressure of the little head against your bladder and kicks against your ribs.


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