Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 29 weeks are:
The increasing blood flow during pregnancy put extra pressure on your blood vessels result in varicose veins. While they can strike at any time, they bulge and grow as the pregnancy progresses. In some pregnant women, they subside within a few days. In most cases, varicose veins are not a concern. But if they get troublesome, you can always consult your gynecologist.
Feeling tired all the time? Needing to sleep more than normal? Blame it on the hormone progesterone. In addition, your body is trying to supply more blood to the developing embryo. As a result, your heart pumps faster. The hormones and the increasing metabolism both contribute to you feeling tired all the time. Don’t worry. Use this extra time to pamper yourself and take the much-needed rest
Again, growing uterus is responsible for causing back pain in some pregnant women. As your uterus grows and stretches, the centre of gravity shifts causing pain on your lower back. In addition, the expanding uterus can also sometimes put pressure on a nerve resulting in back pain.
Insomnia can happen during any stage of pregnancy but is more pronouced during the second and third trimester. Hormonal imbalances, acidity and indigestion, growing belly, baby movements, all contribute to your sleeplessness.
Baby’s Length: 15.2 inches(38.6cms)
Baby’s Weight: 1.1 kgs
Your baby is now the size of a Cabbage. In the next 11 weeks your baby will more than double and may even come close to tripling in weight. Much of the weight will come from the fat accumulation under their skin right now. Following are the development of your baby this week.
Smile please!!! This is an exciting week as the baby may now begin to smile, especially in their sleep.
Fat deposition is taking place under the baby’s skin now. It will not only add onto the baby’s weight, but it will also ensure that baby’s skin fills in and appears less wrinkly.
Baby’s bones are getting harder and stronger. About 200 mg of calcium is required by your baby now. So concentrate on increasing your calcium intake. Start by drinking a glass of milk every day and take some calcium supplements too.
As usual monitor your baby’s kicks and inform your doctor if you feel there has been a considerable amount of decrease in the number of kicks you have felt on a particular day.
As the baby grows, there is less and less space inside now for them to move around. So the flips and somersaults will be replaced by slower wriggling. Kicks may feel more intense now that the space is less, and they may also be accompanied with sharp jabs from the baby’s elbows and knees. All these may be painful for you. But hang in there as it’s just a few weeks more.
Baby’s hiccups may be felt by you as a light movement. These aren’t uncomfortable for your baby.