What are common problems that may occur during week 27 of pregnancy?

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During week 27 of pregnancy, many women experience mild to intense leg cramps. These leg cramps may result from the excess weight you are carrying around. The weight puts more pressure on the legs and can pinch veins that carry blood to your legs. They may also be caused by the change in the way your body processes calcium during pregnancy. Also, during this time you should watch out for certain risk factors and complications like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, anemia, and preterm labor.

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