29 weeks pregnant
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As well as being able to open their eyes and focus, they can turn towards light outside the womb. Your baby is still developing more fat under their skin, which means they're less wrinkled and their skin is smoothing out. Your baby and womb have grown to the point that they are pushing into your stomach, which can give you heartburn, which is when the stomach acids that are normally used in the stomach to digest food are pushed upwards out of the stomach and into your throat. Try to eat little and often, and avoid fatty and spicy foods, which are known to make heartburn worse. A milky drink may also help. You may be suffering from varicose veins. This is where veins - generally in the legs - become swollen and bumpy.
This is the most physically and emotionally challenging period of pregnancy. You are getting closer to giving birth to your child. In the meantime, here are several things that you should know and what you can expect. Hey you, you are 29 weeks pregnant and your baby is really active now. The kicks will be happening very often, and this is a good sign that your baby is doing well. Your doctor might also ask you to count kicks each day. He or she will provide you with the specific introduction on how to do this.
How big is my baby at 29 weeks? At week 29 the average baby measures around Their skin is smoothing out as they continue to put on fat which is now for energy rather than temperature regulation. The Vernix Caseosa the waxy white substance which has been protecting it from the effects of the amniotic fluid is beginning to disappear, as is the soft downy hair lanugo which has covered its body although you might still see traces of both at birth. Your baby's eyes are starting to focus now, too — just imagine how their little world currently appears to them! Your birth partner will offer you moral and practical support during labour, and speak to medical staff on your behalf if you are unable to do so. If your partner cannot be at the birth for whatever reason, or you have both decided he won't be which is a totally personal preference — some men might not wish to be present, and some mums might not want them to be you might ask your mum, sister, or a close friend to be there instead, but the decision is yours.
Pregnancy Week 29
View video transcript. Your sweet sapling is getting taller by the week, topping 16 inches about now.