Congratulations, you’re halfway through your pregnancy and getting ready to meet your bundle of joy. At week 29, the survivor rate is 90 percent if you were to have a pre-mature baby.
The baby is about the size of a butternut squash. Make sure to start preparing yourself for the delivery of the baby and enjoy these last weeks.
At week 29, your baby’s development is rapidly changing.
During the 29th week all the organs continue to mature and start preparing themselves for the next couple of weeks. The different organs maturing consist of lungs, muscles, digestive track and other internal organs. The baby’s airways continue to develop.
At week 29, the baby’s head grows to support the maturing brain. The brain is also producing billions of neurons on a daily basis. The developing neurons are responsible for the baby’s traits and intelligence.
During the different trimesters the baby goes from looking like a fetus to a little mini baby. The fatty skin helps smooth out the wrinkles making the baby look a lot rounder. The vernix caseosa begins to gradually disappear and the waxy white layer is decreasing.
The baby now has been developing in the last couple of week’s brown fat. This type of fat is responsible for the baby’s body temperature. Your body temperatures helps keep the baby warn until birth.
Sensory Organ Development
The baby is now able to detect light and sound.
Teeth and Bone Development
In week 29, the permanent teeth buds start to form. Fetal bone development happens in the third trimester.
As the baby grows and gets bigger his kicks and punches become more frequent. The baby still has enough room to move around in the uterus.
You might feel the baby’s hiccups. At week 28, your doctor will have you start counting the baby’s movements. Counting the baby’s kicks is an easy way to monitor your baby well being.
In week 29, the baby now weighs about 2 ½ pounds. He is over 15 inches long from head to heel. The baby head continues to grow to make room for his developing brain.
Each week your uterus continues to grow. The top of your uterus can now be felt about 3.5 and 4 inches about your bellybutton. Your belly continues to grow every week due to the development of the baby. At week 29, you probably have gained anywhere from 19 pounds to 25 pounds.
Twin Pregnancy Week 29 Weight Gain
For women who are having twins their weight gain is a bit more. The weight gain for expectant mother carrying twins is anywhere from 30 pounds to 40 pounds.
At week 29, an ultrasound exam will show your baby’s looks. Usually an ultrasound test it let’s you have a sneak pick on how your baby looks. A blood test will be done to check the iron levels and any other needed supplements.
There are many signs and symptoms to look out for during
week 29. Here are some of the most common complains:
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