A baby, in their 29th week after implantation, begins to build baby fat, while the mother, on the other hand, experiences the symptoms she would at labor.
The baby, this week, will measure 15.2 inches and weigh 2.5 ounces. To put things in perspective, this would be about the size of a ‘fanny pack’. Isn’t this exciting!
So what else is happening to the baby in the 29th week of pregnancy?
1. Working reflexes
The baby gets ready in the womb for the outside work as they start developing their reflexes, like coughing.
2. Growing hair
They develop more hair on their head and eyelashes too.
3. Strong bones and muscles
The bones start to get stronger as the third trimester progresses. You’ll for sure notice the strength each time they kick!
What is happening to a mother’s body in the 29th week of Pregnancy?
Do you feel you have made more visits to the bathroom than usual? This is the result of the growing uterus as they start to crowd in the bladder.
Here’s what is happening to a mother’s body in the 29th week of pregnancy:
Most women feel constipated in the 29th week as a result of the progesterone that makes everything move slow inside. Make sure you consume enough fiber from fruits and vegetables. Also, stay hydrated and exercise regularly
Due to the increase in your uterus, it causes pressure and swollen blood vessels. Therefore, it is time important for you to work on your digestion and avoid sitting or standing for long periods. Try soaking in a warm bath or a sitz bath to get relief.
Most pregnant women experience “the spins” as they lie on their backs called the supine hypotensive syndrome. This is caused by a change in blood pressure and heart rate. Try to lie on your side and avoid a head rush by standing up slowly when lying or seated.
4. UTIs or bladder infection
This happens when the bacteria enters the urinary tract and the bladder. As your uterus sits on the bladder it becomes heavier, it can prevent the urine from fully draining leading to a UTI. If you face this, get medically treated if needed as it can lead to a kidney infection, and preterm labor.
What would your belly look like in the 29th week of pregnancy?
Many gain between 19 to 25 pounds by the 29th week. You’re probably feeling a lot of kicks by now around the same time every day. It is therefore important for you to record the baby’s movements and the duration too and notify the doctor if you feel any difference.
For some brownie points, here is a quick checklist to get your sailing through the 29th week of pregnancy:
- Take deep breaths: In about anytime near 10 weeks (less or more), the baby will need to come out. This might cause anxiety in regards to birth and the delivery making it the utmost common pregnancy “symptom.” You need to know: You can do this, and your baby will make it earthside one way or another. So you need not think otherwise and manage your worries with meditation, conversations, long walks with trusted friends or a therapist, and self-care with patience. You’ve got this!
- Recipes to try: To help the baby develop strong bones and teeth, you need to increase your take on calcium which include calcium-fortified orange juice and soy milk, canned wild salmon, kale, chia seeds, and almonds. It also aids in the growth of the heart, nerves, and muscle tissues promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Consuming about 1,000 milligrams per day of minerals is very important during the third trimester too.
- Exercise: Dance? Of course, make that two! It helps get your blood pumping in just a few good twists and shakes. And, a random midday dance party is a sure shot mood booster. Simply pick your favorite tune, turn up the volume, and get ready for your best moves.
- Must-have product: Epsom salt also known as magnesium sulfate will ease your bath time to the next level, all thanks to the soothing properties. Sprinkle it into warm water and soak to ease out the body aches and hemorrhoid-related discomfort. It is a lifesaver combination after the vaginal delivery bringing relief to the most tender parts.
Listed below is a checklist for you to refer to:
- Feel anxious? This is completely natural. Try following a regular meditation routine to help calm your mind.
- Consume more and more calcium: This is important for both, you and your baby. As you will both undergo major changes and calcium is an important mineral. Try kale Caesar salad.
- Make a labor playlist- Creating one helps you stay calm in long and challenging hours. Try music that is soothing, quiet, empowering, high-energy; or even a combination of all.