29 Weeks of Pregnancy – Symptoms and Fetal Development

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The world is a beautiful place when you have been given a chance at turning a beautiful flesh into a beating heart. For a greater portion, a women’s struggle to turn pregnancy into a beautiful feeling is unfathomable. Pregnancy is a very simple gesture that takes months to perfect itself, that takes up an undauntingly courageable woman to dedicate the best nine months of her life to go through the sleek and slender rules cut to perfection before the perfection itself is welcomed to the world.

29 Weeks of Pregnancy

Once decided there is a short span of time when the sperm collides with the egg fertilizing it as it starts to form a blastocyst, which is an egg fertilized for a few days. This egg now travels through the fallopian tubes and drops into the ovary. Unless this blastocyst attaches itself to the placenta, the pregnancy process does not really kick start. The next set of events unfolds the embryo stage which is now basically a muddled form of alien flesh with an irregular shape. Then the embryo starts taking shape into a big headed fetus.

Eventually the body levels out to the proper size and after a hard working nine months the little ball of sunshine stares at you with cute little button eyes. Before this there are nights of no sleep and morning sickness compiled with strong emotions and increasing appetite. For some mothers there might be skin conditions like acne or spots which are popularly known as the mask of pregnancy. However with time the mother eases into her new body and she relaxes into her new gown of motherhood.

What to Think About This Week:

A pregnancy is a matter of time, the thin line when a woman steps into motherhood. She stands on the edge of these two roles and with the passing of every month she takes yet another step towards being a mother. However no matter how much pure and quintessential it might be, the perils of pregnancy are always set on the difficult level especially if this is your first time trying for babies. Hence predicted, it takes the two to make a decision of it.

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Fetal Development of the Baby:

The nine month span is in medical term counted as 40 weeks. This is to ensure the regular monitoring of the baby is done accordingly. These 40 weeks are grouped into the first second and third trimesters each trimester dealing with the baby and the mother. The first trimester deals with the baby’s formation and the second and third deals with the development. This way the baby slowly grows and nourishes itself inside of the mother until the final day approaches.

Biting News:

At around this time the baby’s teeth buds to her future permanent teeth set is developing slowly. This is the highlight news of week 29 when the teeth buds finally start growing. Now you can easily make dream about your baby’s little pearly whites and how he will look in it. However the teeth formation is not yet seen and it is known to take some good amount of time. These buds are still sensitive and soft as cotton but this is the baby step to a strong gum later.


By now the baby has learned to hiccup which is really cool for an unborn inside your stomach. Her internals are developing which is the cause of her reflex actions like blinking or hiccuping. This is however not a discomfort for either the mother or the child.


By the 29th week the formations of genitals have already becoming prominent and distinct. For a boy his testicles by now has slithered down to the scrotum which by now is complete and waiting for the testicles. For a girl her clitoris is perfectly visible now which is because of the lack of labia lips which are yet to form.

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By the 29th week your baby is 39 cm in length with a proper three pound weight. Since the ovaries can expand just so much, the baby now feels a little cramped. He is now grown in his body and his mind has developed enough to make him feel stuffed inside the decreasing space. This is why the baby is now showing a lot of movements which you can feel inside. There might be occasional kicks and punches and slight taps which is the baby craving for more space.

Adrenal Glands:

The 29th week marks the baby’s adrenal gland production and along with it starts the hormone productions. These hormones especially the androgen and estrogen stimulate milk production in the mother’s body. The mother at around this time goes through changes too.

Eat Right:

The baby’s nutritional needs are growing with time and now he consumes more and more from you. That means more food for you as well, since now two survive from your diet.


Now is the time when is hair starts growing. Of course initially it is short and small. His eyebrow and eyelid hair are more prominent as well. The lanugos, which happen to be the short hair in your kid’s body, have started to fade away now and the usual hair has set in for development.

Symptoms of 29thWeek Pregnancy and How to Overcome:

With his growing needs this is the time the nutrition absorbs in him so be extra careful as to what goes in your stomach. This is the perfect time for you to eat the right nutrition and in more quantity.

Heart Burn:

At around this time some of your old friends heart burn and constipation. This is a simple pregnancy deal and has nothing to do with the baby. It is just the body’s hormonal productions that need to be controlled. Along with this might come the slow indigestion problem which is because of the pregnancy hormone progesterone which relaxes the muscle tissues, the reason why indigestion might set in.To overcome heartburn and indigestion, the best thing to do is indulge in the right kind of diet. Make sure you finish your dinner well within 2 hours before sleep. What this does is ensure that your digestion process is sped up. There is no reason for your body to burn the extra calories when you sleep. This in turn makes you feel heavier and bloated from inside. Another way to avoid that is eat light and healthy for dinner. Salads are the best way to go.

Hypotensive Syndrome:

At around this time a certain woman may feel a condition called hypotensive syndrome. Your blood pressure varies either high or low complied with a bad back ache. Hemorrhoids are common too since your lower abdomen goes through a lot of pressure.To avoid these symptoms, lower your salt content in food, since they regulate the blood pressure the most among all the additives you have. Also try and keep medicines for your hemorrhoid around.


Not only women is lugging around some extra pounds but also getting fatigue .This due to growth of the uterus and the weight of the baby which she needs to carry .Due to increase in supply of nutrients and oxygen the body becomes more fatigue ,the best way to over come is exercise which pumps up the oxygen and eating on and off.More nutrient supplement like fruits and soups instead of cheese and cakes.Taking some small breaks during work.Visiting a spa for a body massage or visiting a chircopractor.


Mask of Pregnancy also called as Melasma, which is dark pigmentation around the cheek and fore head during pregnancy.During pregnancy body produces more hormone which in turn increases Pigment cells production.Womens also develop dark patchy lines near the naval in the stomach called the Linea Nigra. These pigmentation fades away after delivery

Extreme Dizziness:

The sudden changes that your body is undergoing might be harder for you to deal during Pregnancy, the cardiovascular system undergoes major changes ,the heart rate is increased and heart more blood per minute .Sometimes the body and nervous systems loses the coordination that’s when women feels dizziness and tired.The first thing to be done during that period is to lie on side ,so that blood supply is maximized to the brain the body

29thWeek Activities:-

The 29th week activities include a lot of strain in your usual lifestyle, since this week involves a lot of changes in your body. You will find yourself needing more rest than usual. Apart from that, you might also have to visit the doctor more than usual. Sleeping and your exercise routine need to be placed in your schedule as well. All in all, it will be a busy week for you, but don’t worry. You will soar high like the previous months of pregnancy that you have mastered so well.

Diet and Exercise for the 29thWeek:


1. Vitamins:

For this month, your symptoms will include a lot of dizziness and the best way to overcome the problem from within is keep yourself strong with the best nutrients you can. Of course one way to ensure that is your right diet, but you can take vitamin supplements as well, if your doctor agrees.

2. Protein:

For each month of pregnancy, protein is an important nutrient and has a big role to play in the scene. It keeps you healthy and going and also provides your baby with good energy for development. Tofu and soybeans for vegetarians and lean meat for the non-vegetarians are the best food to have.

3. Vegetables:

Eating for two is nerve wracking responsibility for a women, but she does it.Consuming fibrous food during pregnancy is very important ,since it can prevent constipation and hemorrhoids.green vegetables like Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard are loaded with vitamins B,A,C,K. Stored or frozen vegetables ,salads should be out of reach .

4. Water:

Water is a key factor for healthy blood cell , keeps the body hydrated and the major important factor for water is it helps in breastfeeding during lactational phase.Water hydration is an essential factor during third trimester ,since it prevents from preterm labor pain .Regular drinking of water prevents from Morning sickness, indigestion, cramps.The effects of dehydration could be headache, nausea, cramps, oedema.Everyday 12 glasses of water is recommended plus additional an glass after exercise

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5. Fruits:

Fruits are definitely a form water supplement ,preventing from hydration.Key factors of fruit intake is regulated the blood pressure through potassium content in the fruits, Vitamin C which regulated fetus bone growth.Beta carotene for fetus tissue development, for visionary


1. This one, called the center of gravity adjustment exercise, is essential for the latter months, these are stretches and exercise which helps to find a balance by which the anterior pelvic tilt can be slightly controlled.Exercise like Lateral band walk, Static lunges with lateral raise or Walk all you can until you get tired. This exercise is beneficial for all months; as it gives you more activeness and can give you alone time to analyze your pregnancy.

Sex during Pregnancy in 29thWeek:

By now, your baby has developed the most in all these weeks. You can indulge in sexual activities, since your sac will keep him safe anyway. But, your fatigue, dizziness and heartburn will keep your mind on other things. However if you and your partner talk about it and both seem in, there is no reason to deny your fair share of intimacy, particularly since it is important at this stage.

Tips To Overcome Stress during Pregnancy:

  • Practice to say NO for strenuous work, instead ask help to your friends or family member
  • If you know the sex of your baby, start slowly buying for his clothes and other needs. This helps avoid the extra hassle in the latter weeks.
  • Don’t overload Information about Pregnancy and getting scared
  • Joining in an women’s program related to pregnancy ,where both the women and men gets information about Dos and don’t s
  • Going to bed early.

Medical Treatments and Checkup:

Thorough health check very month and letting know the doctor if there is any abnormal changes left during the period before the doctor visit A few medicines to keep by your bedside are:

  • Aches and pains- Acetaminophen. Steer clear of Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
  • Allergy- Antihistamines and Ioratidine. Avoid Pseudophedrine and Decongestants like Phenylephrine.
  • Cough- Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin.
  • Constipation- Metamucil and Colace. Avoid laxatives and mineral oil.
  • Heartburn- Antacids and Famotidine.

Tips and Precautions:

  1. Keep your posture well to give more space to your growing baby.
  2. Avoid using creams which causes allergies or itching
  3. You are now in the 29th week of Pregnancy. Radiation exposure should be totally avoided
  4. No invasive dental treatment like root canal or teeth extraction.
  5. Avoid using Antibiotics for any cause.(Pencillin, Cephlosporin, Clindamycin)which can cross blood brain barrier and leads to brain damage.
  6. For stomach upset Yogurt can be taken since it’s a natural probiotic.

29th week of pregnancy brings in a lot of changes, but we are sure you will get through it all as usual, like the previous weeks. All the best for the week as you brace it well.

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