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Fetal Development: Week 29

Week 29 of your Pregnancy

Your baby now measures just less than 15 inches or 39 cm from head to toe and weighs about 2.7 pounds or 1.2 kg.

Gestational age Week 29As baby gains weight, the skin is appearing less and less wrinkly.

Brain development is now very active with billions of neurons developing in your baby’s brain.

The milk teeth are beginning to develop under the gums.

What to Expect

As the space inside the uterus is becoming cramped, your little boxer is certainly making his/her presence felt with sharp punches, jabs and kicks.

But there is still room for your baby to move and change position  – your baby’s movements will probably peak  by week 30, as the space inside your uterus starts getting too cramped.

You can expect to gain about a pound (½ kg) a week from now on.

Tips for Week 29

Moving about and doing daily chores may become a bit of a challenge. It is a good time to start planning, delegating housework and getting help if needed for the remaining weeks of your pregnancy.

If your rings are getting too tight, wear them on a chain around your neck.

To relieve tired, sore and swollen feet, prop up your feet whenever possible.

Start to prioritize in terms of what you have to get done and what you want to get done, before baby is born.

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