Week 29 pregnancy symptoms | Signs of week 29 pregnancy | Diet for week 29 pregnant


29 weeks pregnant? Your doctor might have advised you to count the fetal movements by now. Apart from monitoring 29 weeks pregnant fetal movements, here are much more you should be aware of:

Baby Development:

Your baby is now size of a butternut

week 29 baby development

Size of the baby when you are 29 weeks pregnant is that of butternut squash. 29 weeks pregnant baby weight in kg is 1.2 kgs. The baby had fat layers developing underneath the skin which is no longer wrinkly. The fat layer helps regulate body temperature and acts as an energy source. The baby is now lying with their head pointing downwards called the ‘cephalic presentation’. Your baby has started focusing with eyes and smiling in sleep.

Body Changes

A 29 weeks pregnant belly is big enough to block the view of your legs. You must have developed varicose veins by now. If your varicose veins are painful, consult a doctor. Nausea and headaches should ease by now. If not 29 weeks pregnant nausea and headache might be a sign of a condition called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a complication of high blood pressure. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing the symptoms of this condition.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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29 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 4.
  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Constipation and gas
  3. Varicose veins
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Frequent urination
  6. Foggy memory
  7. Fast-growing nails
  8. Leaky breasts
  9. Restless legs
  10. 29 weeks pregnant symptoms not to ignore are bleeding, reduced movement of baby, hazy vision, sudden weight gain, massive swelling, vomitings & extreme abdominal pain

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

This is the right time to invest in breast pads to help you with leaky breasts. Get plenty of sleep. Avoid sleeping on your hands and propping your arms up with a pillow at night to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. Elevate your feet slightly when you sit. Always stand slowly after prolonged sitting or sleeping position as the blood pressure of the body is low at this stage. Try sleeping on your side with your knees bent and with one pillow between your legs and another one under your belly for support.

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