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Week 29

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My Body in the 29th Week

Trimester 3 of your pregnancy

Normal weight gain by this week ranges between 8.6 and 11.3 kg. The extra weight you're carrying and the expected interruptions in your sleep are probably starting to make you feel a bit more tired.

You're also less nimble—and that's not surprising, because your center of gravity has changed and you probably can't even see the tips of your toes when standing upright. Slow down a little now—things will be quite busy soon enough!

At this stage, it's common to experience Braxton Hicks contractions, which are usually irregular and painless. These contractions are your body's way of preparing for labor, but if they become frequent or painful, it's essential to contact your healthcare provider. Take time to rest and engage in activities that help you relax, whether it's prenatal yoga, gentle stretching, or simply enjoying a quiet moment for yourself.

My Baby in the 29th Week

Your baby now weighs a little over 1 kg and measures almost 38 cm in length. His fat stores may have grown enough to form dimples on his elbows and knees. Baby can hear so well that he will startle at loud noises, and soon he'll begin turning his head to listen to sounds coming from outside your womb.

As your baby's senses continue to develop, he may also be able to recognize familiar voices, including yours and your partner's. This is a wonderful time to bond with your little one by talking, singing, or even playing music for him. Additionally, his lungs are maturing rapidly, producing surfactant, a substance essential for breathing outside the womb. Encourage your baby's development by staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, ensuring the best possible start for him when he enters the world.