Entering your last trimester of pregnancy is one of the challenging phases of it. You’re able to feel the movements of your baby and the increased activity within your belly. What’s more – you’re closer to delivering your bundle of joy!
Size of your baby:
The size of your baby resembles the size of a pomelo.
Weight / Height of your baby:
The height of your baby is around 36.8 cm (14.5 inches), while the weight of your baby is around 1.3 kg (2.5 pounds).
About your baby:
During this stage, your baby is half in weight until the time of your delivery. Your baby’s lungs and muscles are still in their maturation phase while he/she is growing in size and needs more supply of nutrients. Your baby’s head is growing rapidly during this phase and lies vertically with the head towards the birth canal, the head accommodates most of your baby’s mass. Your baby starts to regulate his/her body temperature and there is a big improvement in hearing. In addition, the skin of your baby becomes gentle and smooth during this week while the bone marrow starts forming red blood cells. Your baby can now open and close their eyes.
About your body:
You’re getting closer to holding your baby as you’ve reached the seventh month of pregnancy! The activities in your womb are getting rapid as your baby is growing rapidly. The hormonal fluctuations are also causing rapid weight gain and your belly is becoming bigger with each passing day. Your baby’s height measures around 27-35 cm during this stage. The size of your uterus increases to 9 cm due to increased amniotic fluid.
The symptoms which you might experience during the 29th week include breast tenderness, constipation, the appearance of varicose veins, abdominal pains, mood swings, difficulty in breathing and others. Migraines, increased urination, hemorrhoids, preeclampsia and rapid fluctuations in blood pressure are common during these weeks.
Do & Don’ts / Advice / Checklist/ Tips
- Buy some nursing bras for the increased size of breasts during the pregnancy
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet with increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and dairy products
- Take enough calcium supplements as the bones of your baby are getting bigger and stronger
- Consume enough amounts of water to stay hydrated at all times
- Perform moderate exercises like walking or swimming
- Shop the essential items for your newborn baby
- Buy some comfortable clothes for the baby
- Discuss the maternity leave if you are working somewhere