Pregnancy Week 29

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. --Charlotte Brontë


What happens to you?

Your internal organs are being crowded by your uterus and the growing baby. The movements that you feel will probably begin to change around this time. As the space becomes cramped you will notice smaller movements from the baby, which are probably from the infant's elbows and knees.

Most discomforts from crowding will occur in your back, your legs, and the amount of air you can take into your lungs. The best way to deal with some of the discomforts of late pregnancy are:

  • Excellent posture
  • Good nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Rest

What happens to the baby?

The baby is beginning to regulate its own body temperature to a certain extent. The bone marrow is now in charge of production of the red blood cells. The baby is now urinating about a half liter of urine into the amniotic fluid everyday.

The baby weighs about 2 pounds 9 ounces (1.16 kilograms).

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