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Week 29

With the beginning of the 29th week, you have finally reached the last trimester of pregnancy. It is one of the challenging phases of pregnancy. You can now feel the movements of your child and their increased activity. You are now closer to delivering the bundle of joy.

The size of the baby 
The size of the baby during this stage resembles a pomelo.

Weight/height of the baby
The height of the baby at 29th week is around 37.6 cms or 14.8 inches while the weight of the baby at this stage is around 1.3 kgs or 2.5 pounds.

About your baby
During this stage, the baby is half in weight until the time of its delivery. The lings and the muscles of the baby are still in its maturation phase while the baby is growing in size and needs more supply of nutrients. The head of the baby is growing rapidly during this phase and the baby lies vertically with the head towards the birth canal. The head of the baby accommodates most of its mass. The baby starts regulating their body temperature. There is a massive improvement in hearing sense. The skin of the baby becomes gentle and smooth during this week while the bone marrow starts forming red blood cells. The baby can now open and close their eyes:

About your body
You have reached the seventh month of pregnancy and you are closer to holding your child. The activities in the womb are rapid as the baby is growing rapidly. The hormonal fluctuations are causing rapid weight gain. Your belly is becoming bigger with each passing day. The fundal height measures around 27-35 cms during this stage. The size of the uterus increases to 9 cms due to increased amniotic fluid.

The symptoms which you might experience during the 29th week include breast tenderness, constipation, the appearance of varicose veins, abdominal pains, mood swings, difficulty in breathing, the appearance of varicose veins and others. Migraines, increased urination, hemorrhoids, preeclampsia and rapid fluctuations in blood pressure is common during these weeks.

Do & Don’ts 
• Buy some nursing bras for the increased size of breasts during the pregnancy.
• Eat a healthy and balanced diet with increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and dairy products.
• Take enough calcium supplements as the bones of your baby are getting bigger and stronger.
• Consume enough amounts of water to stay hydrated at all times.
• Perform moderate exercises like walking or swimming
• Shop the essential items for your newborn baby.
• Buy some comfortable clothes for the baby.
• Discuss the maternity leave if you are working somewhere.

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