29 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide
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29 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

Congratulations! You’re 29 weeks pregnant. Exciting developments are happening every day throughout your third trimester. Check out this week-by-week guide to find out what’s in store for your body and your baby at 29 weeks.

29 weeks is what trimester? Third trimester

How many weeks of pregnancy are left? 11 weeks

How many months is 29 weeks pregnant? You’re in your seventh month. 

With week 28 of your pregnancy complete, you’re on week 29. Enjoy it, as week 30 is on the horizon! 

One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is how many changes you’ll experience with your little one over the span of just seven days! Here are some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.

Your baby at 29 weeks pregnant:

What’s happening in there

  • Your baby is the size of a cauliflower.
  • You’re officially in the seventh month.
  • You're at the beginning of the third trimester.
  • The countdown continues: You’ve got 11 weeks to go!

What happens during the 29th week of pregnancy?

  • That’s a lot of kick back: Your baby’s kicking more than ever. You should be feeling the movement around 10 times in a two-hour span (if not, call the doctor).
  • There’s a little personality developing: Your baby’s becoming the unique character you’ll always love.
  • Strong bones and pearly whites: The bones are developing nicely, and the baby teeth that formed weeks ago have developed dentin and enamel. You won’t see them actually appear until your little one is between 4 and 7 months old.

What position is the baby in at 29 weeks?

At 29 weeks, the baby’s position is, or soon will be, head-down near the cervix. This is considered the birthing position. However, some babies may still be in a breech (bottom- or feet-first) position. At this stage, there’s still time for the baby to turn on their own without the need for medical intervention. 

What should I be feeling at 29 weeks pregnant?

  • It’s getting tighter in the uterus as your baby grows. That means you’ll be feeling more pushes and kicks from those little hands and feet.
  • The backaches continue, as well as foot swelling, particularly if you’re in your third trimester during warm weather.
  • You’ll probably feel like you spend your days running to the toilet to pee.
  • If you’re having trouble sleeping, maybe rethink the coffee—it can also dehydrate you.

How big is my baby at 29 weeks pregnant?

29 Weeks Pregnant
Baby Weight 2.5 pounds
Baby Length 17 inches
Baby Size Comparable to a head of cauliflower

29 weeks pregnant symptoms

During week 29 of pregnancy, your body is changing quickly. Your baby is now a 29-week fetus, and as they grow, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time.

6 common week 29 pregnancy symptoms

  1. Keep an eye on UTIs—it’s the last thing you want to deal with right now. Be sure to pee within 30 minutes of swimming or being intimate. Drink plenty of water and avoid soda and coffee if you fear one coming on. You can also help prevent irritation by opting for unscented laundry detergent for your intimates, as well as unscented or gentle soaps or body wash.
  2. Itchy skin may persist, so if moisturizer isn’t doing the job, it’s time to pull out the big guns! Try applying calamine lotion to the affected area.
  3. Your digestion could be impacted by a combination of pressure from the growing baby and the side effects of pregnancy hormones, leaving you with symptoms like heartburn, constipation, and hemorrhoids.
  4. You may have a cloudy head (known as “pregnancy brain”) and even migraines. There are several lifestyle habits, tips, and tricks you can adopt to help mitigate forgetfulness, trouble focusing, and mental fogginess.
  5. You’ll probably have contractions known as Braxton Hicks. At 29 weeks, it’s normal to experience these infrequent and unpredictable uterine muscle contractions, often called “false labor.” They won’t cause you to go into labor, but they’re your body’s way of preparing for the big day. Braxton Hicks contractions can last up to two minutes.
  6. Bathrooms will be your friend! You’ll feel the need to pee a lot. While it may be tempting, avoid cutting back on liquids. Proper hydration during pregnancy is essential for you and your baby’s health, so keep drinking those fluids. 

5 tips for week 29 for a healthy and safe pregnancy

Being 29 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to adjust to this new stage to keep you and your baby safe.

  • Don't worry, baby: During your third trimester, you might have feelings of anxiety about the big day. This is extremely common, and it’s reported that at least 15% of women experience these symptoms. (That said, it’s likely largely underreported, so the number could be higher.) Childbirth classes can help you have an easier third trimester, delivery, and transition to motherhood.
  • Talk it out: Another way to alleviate worries is to connect with a loved one or therapist who can listen without judgment. Women who have gone through pregnancy may be especially helpful, as they may have had similar experiences.
  • Magnesium-rich munching: Research also suggests that getting enough magnesium in your diet can help mitigate feelings of fear and panic, as well as support sleep hygiene. Aim for more green veggies, nuts, seeds, avocado, bananas, and whole grains.
  • Dear diary: When you’re feeling anxious, research has shown that journaling is a great way to find calm. You can keep a journal to write down both your worries and the excitement you feel about meeting your baby.
  • Buy breast pads: Your breasts may be leaking colostrum (the initial early milk), so buy some nursing pads.

Week 29 pregnancy checklist

Knowing what to do week-by-week can help you feel prepared and alleviate stress. Add these new items to your to-do list this week. You’ve got this, mama!

Week 29 Pregnancy To-Dos Complete
Schedule a childbirth class.
Pick up some nursing pads to catch any nipple leaks.
Investigate childcare options in your area.

Learn more about your pregnancy, including pregnancy planning and pregnancy nutrition, to feel prepared to continue this magical adventure. You’re armed with the facts and know what to do, so now you can take time to connect with the little one growing inside you.

With week 28 in the rearview mirror and week 29 going strong, look to the future and what's coming up in week 30!

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