29 Weeks Pregnant: What To Expect?
If you’re 29 weeks pregnant, you’re in month 7 of your pregnancy. Only 2 months left to go!
Baby’s Growth During Pregnancy – Week 28
At 29 weeks pregnant, baby’s not just moving a lot, but also plumping up. And as the baby continues to put pressure on your digestive system, you’re going to feel the effects. As more fat is deposited under the skin surface, their wrinkled skin is smoothing out. This white fat, as it’s called, is different from the earlier brown fat your developing fetus accumulated. Brown fat is necessary for body temperature regulation, while white fat (the same kind you have, Mom) actually serves as an energy source.
What is the Baby’s Size?
At 29 weeks, a baby is the size of acorn squash. Your 29 weeks baby already measures about 15.2 inches long. And he or she weighs about 2.5 pounds
29-week Symptoms of Pregnancy
The hormones are just going haywire. Try to pay attention to foods that are triggering your symptoms and try to avoid them. You may even experience a lot of gas and indigestion. Also, you must talk to your doctor about what stomach remedies are safe. Stock up on some antacids, which are doubly awesome because they have lots of much-needed calcium. Consult your doctor before taking anything.
- Shortness of breath
You will often find yourself running out of breath. But let’s face it; it’s getting more crowded in your torso and because of this it might be trickier for your lungs to expand enough to get a full breath.
It is a side effect of hormones. To ease the pain a little, try to make some time for low-impact exercise. Sit and stand up straight and make sure you regularly stretch your body.
Your uterus has started pressing on your intestines now and the result is bad. You should load up on fiber-rich foods and drink lots of water to keep things moving.
As baby’s growing, your skin is stretching thinner and can be more sensitive. You might feel itchy on your belly or your breasts. Resist the urge to scratch, and find a soothing skin cream that eases the itch.
All the pressure that the baby is putting on your lower half can cause this and you will have to pay frequent visits to the washroom.
The more your uterus expands, the more you’ll probably have to hit the restroom. This doesn’t mean cut down on drinking water.
29 weeks pregnant belly
29 weeks pregnant weight gain is typically about 19 to 25 pounds. For women who are 29 weeks pregnant with twins, weight gain is around 23 to 38 pounds. If you feel around your 29-week pregnant belly with your hand, you’ll notice the top of your uterus is about 3.5 to 4 inches above your belly button.
You’ll also notice lots of kicks inside your 29 weeks pregnant belly. Baby is starting to feel a bit crowded, and thanks to surging energy levels, is pretty active. Continue doing kick counts each day to make sure baby’s activity levels seem pretty consistent. Baby should move 10 times in two hours or less.
29 Weeks Ultrasound
If you’re on a typical prenatal visit schedule, you probably don’t have to see the doctor at week 29 of pregnancy, but you’ll go back around week 30. If you were to look at a 29 weeks pregnant ultrasound, you may see that baby’s growing white fat deposits under the skin, and his or her energy is surging because of it!
PREGNANCY CHECKLIST AT 29-WEEKS PREGNANCY
- Practice labor exercises
- Start picking baby names with your partner
- Don’t freak out with increased dramatic or vivid dreams which may be just due to the extra hormones.
- Go for walking.
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