Your Pregnancy Week 29
Your BabyDuring pregnancy week 29 your baby weighs in at just under 2.6 pounds and is already more than 15.2 inches long!
Changes in Your Growing BabyYour baby has entered his third trimester. Congratulations! You've reached the last developmental stages before the birth of your baby. Now you will start experiencing numerous new symptoms, including rapid weight gain.
Your Body's DevelopmentYour uterus grows to roughly 3 to 4 inches above your navel. You may have gained as much as 26 pounds now. Congratulations, you definitely look and feel pregnant!
Changes in Your BodyYou have now entered your third trimester. This is an important time for both you and your baby. During your third trimester you may start thinking about labor and delivery. If you haven't already you might also start preparing your nursery and your home for the arrival of your newborn baby.
Most women experience some heartburn, even if they haven't previously. This can result from the pressure your belly places on your stomach as it continues to grow and expand. Make sure you pay attention to your baby's movements as you continue your pregnancy journey. You will start noticing patterns of sleeping and activity in your baby. If you notice for any reason your baby's movements seem abnormal or less vigorous be sure to contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
Be sure you eat several small meals per day. This will help with heartburn but also ensure that you are getting the nutrients you and your baby need to grow and develop during the final stages of pregnancy. You'll also find you feel better if you drink plenty of water during the third trimester. This will help with constipation and fluid retention. Contrary to popular belief drinking fluid does not contribute to fluid retention, it helps flush excess fluid from your body.
Be sure to spend plenty of time enjoying your pregnancy and your baby now at 29 weeks pregnant and in the upcoming weeks. In the blink of an eye you will realize you are being whisked away to labor and delivery. While the last couple of weeks of your pregnancy may seem long indeed, you'll find you look back and marvel at how quickly your pregnancy actually proceeded. You should also take some time to pamper yourself if you can during the last weeks of your pregnancy. If you haven't considered a prenatal massage get one. You can also consider a nice pedicure, which will keep your toes looking spectacular right up until delivery. These small luxuries will be hard to come by after your baby is born, so you might as well enjoy them while you can.
Most experienced parents will also tell you to take some time during the last trimester to spend some quality one on one time with your partner. Having a baby changes everything, and generally make life a lot more chaotic (albeit wonderfully so). Your partner will appreciate the one on one time together before your baby arrives. Once your baby arrives you will find a lot of your time (most of it) is spent carrying for your special delivery.
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