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Pregnancy Calendar Week 27

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Your breasts will keep changing throughout your pregnancy (and beyond). They've probably continued to grow somewhat since they started swelling in your first trimester.
Learn more about your 27th week of pregnancy

How long can I keep working

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Stay Comfortable at Work As long as you are having no complications, you should be able to continue working right up to the final weeks or even days of your pregnancy. But make sure you schedule in regular rest times (15 minutes is often enough) when you can switch off from the daily grind and tune into your baby's world.
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What to do about stretch marks

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About Stretch Marks Stretch marks – the dark lines that can develop on the abdomen, breasts, buttocks and thighs – occur when the connective fibres in the skin become damaged after persistent stretching. Other than their unsightliness, they have no health implications, and more often than not they will fade over time.
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How to stay comfortable on the job

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Stay Comfortable at Work As long as you are having no complications, you should be able to continue working right up to the final weeks or even days of your pregnancy. But make sure you schedule in regular rest times (15 minutes is often enough) when you can switch off from the daily grind and tune into your baby's world.
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Helping your child to feel part of the pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a joyful time -- one that you'll want to share with everyone you love. To include your young child, help her see the baby as a real little person who is already part of your family. Here's how!
Sharing your pregnancy with your child

Let sleeping mums lie

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Difficulty sleeping? Between a kicking baby, frequent trips to the bathroom, and the challenge of finding a comfortable position, it can be hard to sleep when you're pregnant. Fortunately, we have tips to help.
How to get a good night's sleep while pregnant

Shop 'til you drop

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Baby booties, bath towels, stretchsuits, nappies -- here's a list of everything you'll need for your newborn's early days at home. Plus, important safety tips to keep in mind while shopping for children's clothing.
Your baby's first shopping list

Is sex okay?

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Wondering if it's safe to have sex during pregnancy? Learn how pregnancy affects orgasm and libido; what your partner may be feeling; and when spotting or other complications are cause for concern.
Enjoying sex during pregnancy

You're almost there!

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The last trimester is a remarkable period of growth and development for your child. It's also a time for you to slow down and take it easy. How to make these last few months more comfortable and fulfilling? Read on!
Taking care of yourself during the last trimester

Just testing - or real thing?

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While Braxton-Hicks are harmless "practice" contractions, preterm labor is the real thing. Here's how to tell the difference between the two -- plus how doctors stop preterm labor, and steps you can take to prevent it.
What you need to know about preterm labor

Can I Keep Working?

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It's a question every pregnant woman eventually asks: How long can I keep working? For the answer to this question -- plus on-the-job strategies for staying healthy and comfortable at work -- read on!
Working while pregnant

In the home stretch

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Now that you're in your last trimester, your expanding belly may cause shortness of breath, heartburn, and indigestion. How can you make your last three months more comfortable? Read on!
Easing third-trimester discomforts

Listen with tum

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Did you know you can set the stage for reading even before your baby is born? From gathering your favorite children's books to writing your baby's daily story, here's how to make reading a part of your child's life.
Setting the stage for reading