29 weeks pregnant

29 weeks pregnant

What’s happening in week 29

At week 29 your big belly tells every thing that you can’t ignore. At this stage pregnant mother’s feeling can’t ignore because it  affects the whole body of mum to be such as cramping legs, stretched bladder, big belly and even clumsy brain. Baby is in their way and nearly you meet him. So make a list of baby names which can be further refined if you can’t ultimately decide. Many couples leave the final decision for when they actually see their baby and what name suits them according to their looks. This is not as strange as it seems. In a moment of absolute clarity, most parents can look at their little ones face and know what they need to be named.

At a glance

  • Over the next 11 weeks, your baby will more than double and may even come close to tripling in weight.

  • As your little bean growing up, mother’s womb is getting a bit cramped, so those hard kicks she were feeling will be more like jabs and pokes now.

  • Your little baby is continuing to start hiccup. 

  • Your baby may begin to smile this week, especially in her sleep.

  • At 29 weeks baby weighs 2.5 to 3 pounds now and measures 15.5 to 16 inches long.

29 weeks pregnant

How big is my baby at 29 weeks?

At week 29 baby is big now and measures around 39 cm in length and might weigh around to 2.5 ‘lbs but this will vary from baby to baby, not every two women pregnancy is same. Baby’s skin is smoothing out as they continue to put on fat which is now for energy rather than temperature regulation. The Vern-ix Caseosa (the waxy white substance which has been protecting it from the effects of the amniotic fluid) is beginning to disappear at this week. Lungs of baby is still developing and if baby is born in this week some artificial breath must be needed for his/her survival. Your baby’s eyes are starting to focus now.

You at 29 weeks pregnant

  • In this third and final trimester, many women reported feeling breathless as your growing baby begins pushing up under your diaphragm, so it squashes the lungs, which don’t have the same capacity as they would normally have.
  • Headache is normal during pregnancy but it could be for a number of reasons, such as being overheated or stuck in a stuffy room, elevated pregnancy hormones etc. Take a break and go out for some air or open the window. Ask your practitioner which pain reliever is safe during pregnancy.
  • Leg cramps often occur in the third trimester. It’s often starts and can be very painful while they last. They are often worse at night when lay down on bed. Some midwife suggest for massaging the muscle brings relief while others say it is much too painful to touch so it could be subside by its own.
  • Week by week baby’s bones are getting harder and clarifying, it means that your diet is particularly important at this stage of pregnancy. Ensure you’re having 3-4 serves of calcium rich foods each day like  milk, cheese, yogurt, almonds, fish with edible bones, green leafy vegetables are good sources. Otherwise doctor give you some iron supplements.
  • In order to avoid heartburn and acidity simply avoid large, infrequent meals. Go for light, easy to digest foods which won’t require intensive digestion. Fruit, vegetables, toasted sandwiches, salads, yogurt, cereals, crackers and cheese are all good staples for healthy snacking.
  • Maintaining your hydration will help you to stay mentally alert and keep your kidneys functioning well, so drinking plenty of water.
  • Blame to those pregnancy hormones which grows nails faster become brittle. If your nails are brittle, try getting lots of biotin in your diet and try gelatin capsules, which are safe during pregnancy.
  • If you are suffering with constipation in your pregnancy then you add more fiber to your diet. Choose whole grain and whole-wheat bread, pasta and cereals and add more vegetables to your diet including high fiber broccoli, cauliflower or fruits like peaches, pears, apples and plums which are high in fiber. Drinking plenty of water is also vitally important to help to ease constipation.
  • Mood swings and disorders may cause you to feel emotionally unstable this week. You could be feeling fed up with your body shape and a little over being pregnant.
  • As your due date approaches your breasts may leak colostrum which is yellowish pre-milk that will be your baby’s first drink. You won’t be leaking more than a few drops, but if you feel uncomfortable, try nursing pads.
  • When you have your antennal checks this week, your baby is probably lying with its head down by now. This is known officially as a cephalic presentation. Don’t worry if your baby is lying sideways or even head up now, especially if you have had a baby before. There is still time for it to move into its correct position before you are due to deliver.


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