29 weeks pregnant

29 weeks pregnant-

Your Developing Baby-
• When you’re 29 weeks pregnant, his length is now about 15.2 inches (38.6cm) and weight is 2.54 pounds (1153gm)
• Now, your baby’s head is in proportion with the body.
• Fat continues to accumulate under the skin.
• Your baby is increasingly sensitive to changes in light, sound, taste, and smell.
• He is also moving from side to side, but probably still is head up. In the next few weeks, he will move to the head down birthing position.
• If you’re having a boy, his testicles will have descended from near the kidneys through the groin en route to the scrotum. If your baby is a girl, her clitoris is prominent, because it’s not yet covered by the still-small labia. These will grow to cover it in the last few weeks before birth.
• His skeleton hardens even more and his brain, muscles, and lungs are maturing all the time.

Your Changing Body-

Your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during the third trimester, especially when you’re 29 weeks pregnant. You’ll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and calcium (about 200mg is deposited in your baby’s skeleton every day), so eat foods rich in these nutrients.

Your baby continues to be active, you may feel intense kicks. If you notice a decrease in movement, do a fetal kick count: your baby should move at least 10 times in two hours. If your baby moves less, talk to your health care provider.

29 Weeks pregnant- Sign and Symptoms
• Lots of kicks. He’s becoming more active.
• Headache, Backache, leg or pelvic pain, possibly due to difficulty sleeping. So make sure you’re eating at regular intervals.
• Your belly may become Itchy.
• Constipation and Hemorrhoids. Baby’s putting pressure on your digestive system.
• Frequent urination, as your uterus is expanding.
• Varicose veins. These should fade after delivery.

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Bibliography-

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