Pregnancy calendar: 29th week of pregnancy
Pregnancy calendar by week. An experienced doctor tells how a child develops in the womb and what changes occur in the pregnant woman’s body. All the most important things about the 29th week of pregnancy
Changes in your body during the 29th week of pregnancy:
You probably noticed that your body wants more rest. Since your maternity leave starts next week, you should already plan a period of rest before giving birth. Don’t try to be on time and do everything perfectly. Keep in mind that the instinctive desire to “turn a nest” can provoke you to excessively tidy up the house, and in a special case, to the desire to make “quick” repairs. Stop yourself and rest, the best thing you can do for the upcoming birth is easy pleasant walks in the park, swimming in the pool, breathing exercises to facilitate the course of childbirth.
Because in the third trimester of pregnancy the child’s skeleton is actively forming, becoming strong due to the calcification of bones, you should especially pay attention to a sufficient amount of calcium in your diet. Please note that nature has arranged it in such a way that the child’s body will most likely take the necessary daily need of calcium, but your bones or teeth may suffer. Therefore, take care of the intake of calcium with your food. Eat milk, yogurt, white cheese. You should also drink orange juice. It is necessary to take care of a sufficient amount of proteins, vitamin C, folic acid and iron in the daily diet.
How does the baby grow?
The child’s head grows, there is more space for brain development. In the brain, billions of neurons are connected to each other, forming a unique network that will allow the child to learn about the world. The child can react to pain, reflexively run away from the stimulus. Studies show that a child can already develop his own preferences or, on the contrary, a dislike for certain tastes at this stage.
The baby can still slightly change its position in the uterus, but soon it should take a more stable position. By the end of pregnancy, this position is mainly upside down. However, there is still a lot of space and the baby can stretch or dig in such a way that it takes his breath away. An obstetrician-gynecologist will advise you to monitor the rhythms and number of movements of the child, such information is useful to notice possible violations. Enjoy the baby’s movements, because this is already true communication with your baby!
Author: Olga Letnyanchyk, doctor