Get contacts from support groups to discuss similar issues that are experienced by you. You are now in the third trimester and only 2 months are left. You will be holding your baby on your hands within few days from now. Continue to eat and drink and spend more time for you (alone) with your baby. Read books that promote positive feelings. Gather more information about labor pain and prepare yourself for the big event. Be free to discuss with your doctor about any fears and issues about delivery.
29 Week Pregnancy Symptoms
Your body would experience many changes day by day from this week on. You will have increased growth hormone production which will be affecting your emotions strongly. Mood swings have become quite common these days for you and support from your family members are essential to cope with that.
Fatigue is experienced by most of the women at this stage due to increased weight and racing hormones. You may have difficulty in standing up and walking due to swelling on your legs and ankles. In case of leg pain and cramps you can take warm baths which will help in relaxing the muscles. Keeping your legs in elevated position can help you in reducing leg pain and swelling.
You may have heartburn and constipation till the end of delivery and by now you would have learnt to manage these issues on your own. Your may have skin rashes and dryness of skin and for some women there can be intense itching on the belly area due to abnormal stretching and expansion. You have to bear with it for just a couple of months.
Sometimes you will feel intense pain during frequent kicks and punches by your baby. But this is not the case for all women. You have to tolerate frequent kicks and steady movements nowadays since your baby will become very active. From now on you can count the number of movements your baby is making in one hour and keep a record. It can move and kick from 7-10 times in an hour approximately and if there is not any movement for more than 3 hours, you can get in touch with your doctor.
Your baby’s weight is 3 pounds or even more now and he would be 16-18 inches long. Your baby continues to grow and develop to reach final stages of growth.
You may have increased appetite and cravings for food these days since your baby will be using all the nutrients he need from your diet. But do not overeat since your baby will be getting the required nutrients from your regular diet. In case you don’t have issues of heartburn and constipation you can choose any foods you like. The baby’s brain will continue to grow fast from this week side by side with maturation of lungs and muscles.
Your baby will now easily look at lights unlike earlier days when he was turning his head from bright lighting. He becomes more responsive than before since his sensitivity has grown rapidly. He would also close and open his eyes rapidly during ultrasound scanning. You may not believe this, but it is true that your baby can cry and show his anger/agitation when he has completed 29 weeks inside your womb.
Tips For 29 Weeks Pregnant
You should take folic acid and other vitamins prescribed by your doctor without fail, since your baby will now utilize more and more nutrients from you for his development. There is chance that your iron level in blood may go down and hence you have to include iron rich diet. Iron is very much needed for the development of red blood cells on your system as well as that of your baby’s system.
Go ahead and continue your prenatal checkup every week to rule out any possibility of anemia. Keep watching the baby’s activity closely and report your doctor in case you find loss of movement for long.