Twenty Nine Weeks Pregnant

Fetus in the 29th week of pregnancy

At 29 weeks pregnant your baby weights a bit over 2 1/2 pounds and is 15 inches long. She is the size of a butternut squash. Your baby's body is developing in every way. This means that you'll need to start getting plenty of vitamin C, folic acid, protein, iron and calcium in your diet. Some of these may be taken as supplements and most you can get from eating the right foods. Your baby's bones are absorbing a lot of calcium so be sure to eat your yogurt and drink our milk. Her head is getting bigger and her lungs and muscles are continuing to develop.

Your body is going through a lot of changes. Some you will notice and some are internal and not noticeable. During your 29th week and on you may experience heartburn and constipation. The crowding in your abdomen and the relaxation in your muscle tissues throughout your body will cause gas and constipation. This is more likely to happen after you eat a big meal. Try and eat several times a day and eat smaller meals. Hemorrhoids can also develop during your pregnancy. These are swollen blood vessels in your rectal area and at times may be discomforting. Talk to your health provider if you notice any discomfort or enlarged hemorrhoids. These usually clear up a few weeks after your baby is born. However, in some cases, they stick around.