By your 27th week, your baby looks like a thinner, smaller, redder version of what he or she will look like at birth. Your baby's lungs, liver and immune system aren't yet fully mature. If birth were to occur this week, your baby's chances of survival would be at least 85 percent.

Your baby may be starting to recognize your voice this week, as well as your partner's. But it's probably a little hard to hear clearly, given that his or her ears are covered with vernix, the thick, fatty coating that protects the skin from becoming chapped or scratched. It's also hard for your baby to hear through the amniotic fluid in your uterus — similar to how hard it is to hear under water.

At 27 weeks, your baby is three to four times as long as he or she was at 12 weeks.

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