At 29 weeks pregnant, you may begin preparing for delivery, and your baby is gaining baby fat.
At 29 weeks, how big is your baby?
Your child measures 15.2 inches long and weighs 2.5 pounds. This is around the size of a fanny pack.
Here’s what more you should know if you’re 29 weeks pregnant:
- Your Child
- Your Body
- Your Existence
- Ultrasound at 29 Weeks
- Real Mom’s Pregnancy Bumps at 29 Weeks\
Your Baby’s Growth at 29 Weeks
Your kid was, well, quite see-through until lately, when they began to develop white fat deposits beneath the skin. Baby fat not only aids in transparency, but it also aids in the regulation of body temperature once they reach the outer world.
Humans also store energy in the form of fat, including the energy required to operate our brains. (Your baby’s energy level is skyrocketing right now!) It also aids in the prevention of diseases. Fun fact: Babies are born with around 15% body fat, which is higher than any other species. Here are some additional amazing things that are happening to your baby around 29 weeks.
- Working reflexes: Your baby’s reflexes, such as coughing, are preparing him or her for life outside the womb.
- Getting hair: Baby is growing more hair on top of their head, as well as eyelashes.
- Strong bones and muscles: As the third-trimester advances, their bones and muscles get increasingly stronger. Every time you get kicked, you’ll notice that strength!
Ultrasound at 29 Weeks Pregnancy
Your Body: Pregnancy Symptoms at 29 Weeks
Do you feel like you’ve been going to the restroom all day—and night!—recently? Your expanding uterus is squeezing your bladder, causing you to use the restroom more frequently. Here’s what else could be going on this week.
- Constipation: Is it clogged? Many pregnant women feel constipation because progesterone slows down the digestive process. (It can also be caused by eating a lot of cheese and taking iron supplements.) Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables to ensure enough fiber intake. Stay hydrated and exercise on a regular basis as well. Even if you’re a slacker, remember to avoid laxatives that aren’t permitted for use during pregnancy.
- Hemorrhoids: As your uterus grows in size, it can create pressure and enlarged blood vessels down below. Constipation isn’t helping matters. So concentrate on your digestion and avoid sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Soaking in a warm bath or a sitz bath (a tub for your nether regions) might be beneficial. Witch hazel pads can do the same.
- Lightheadedness: Some expectant mothers experience “the spins” when lying on their backs. The dizziness or lightheadedness is produced by a shift in blood pressure and heart rate, which is known as a supine hypotensive syndrome. Make it a point to lie on your side, and stand up carefully from a lying or seated posture to avoid a head rush.
- UTIs: You are more susceptible to UTIs during pregnancy. When bacteria enter the urinary system and bladder, it causes UTIs, also known as bladder infections. Because your uterus lies on the bladder and becomes heavier by the day, it might prevent urine from emptying completely, which (fun!) can lead to a UTI. These must be handled medically (usually with pregnancy-safe antibiotics). If it does not, it can result in a kidney infection and premature delivery. These are not things you want to take a chance on. Symptoms include, among other things, discomfort or burning when peeing and the sense that you need to go right now. Find more about other warning signals and how to avoid UTIs.
Your Life When You’re 29 Weeks Pregnant
The last trimester is all about growth, and your body is doing a lot of it. Here are some suggestions to assist you in navigating these changes.
- Deep breaths: That baby developing inside you will need to come out sometime in the next 10 weeks, give or take. If that notion makes you want to shiver in your leggings, know that you’re not alone. Anxiety regarding the labor and delivery process is a fairly typical pregnant “symptom.” The good news is that you can completely do it, and your kid will make it to earth one way or another. Meanwhile, handle your problems with meditation, long conversations with trusted friends or a therapist, and plenty of self-care and patience.
- Try these recipes: Calcium aids in the development of strong bones and teeth, as well as the formation of heart, neuron, and muscle tissues, and promotes a healthy cardiovascular system in your kid. Eating enough of this powerful mineral (approximately 1,000 milligrams per day) is especially critical during the third trimester since the baby will take what it needs from your bones if you don’t. Calcium-fortified orange juice and soy milk, canned wild salmon, kale, chia seeds, and almonds are also excellent sources. Include some of these calcium-rich meals in your diet to ensure you’re receiving enough calcium: Salad Caesar with Kale, Chia Seed Pudding, and Salmon Kale Wraps
- Get your hands dirty: One-on-one dance party? Make it two! Nothing like a nice twist and shake with a pregnant tummy to get your blood pounding. A spontaneous noon dancing party is also a great mood enhancer. Choose your favorite song, crank up the volume, and show your baby your finest dances.
- Must-have item: Because of its calming characteristics, Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, will take your bath to the next level. To relieve hemorrhoid-related pain and body aches, sprinkle into warm water and soak. This exact mixture, by the way, is a lifesaver after vaginal birth for bringing comfort to your most sore areas.
Your Pregnant Belly at 29 Weeks
By 29 weeks, the majority of women have gained between 19 and 25 pounds. You’re probably experiencing a lot of kicks in your 29-week-pregnant abdomen. Do kick counts at the same time every day, and keep track of the baby’s movements and how long it takes to achieve ten of them. You want to feel ten separate motions in two hours, however, it may take less than five minutes. Inform your doctor if you detect anything out of the ordinary with your baby.
Real Moms’ 29-Week-Old Baby Bump