Week 29

What to expect at 29 weeks

29 weeks large water bottle

Your baby is the size of a large water bottle.

Counting Kicks
Baby is getting bigger, space is getting smaller which means a lot more movement. This week you should start seeing more frequent movement and stronger at that. Baby is now going to be moving to internal and external stimuli like lights, sounds, what you last ate, etc. One thing to start doing around this week is keeping track of his/her kicks. Making sure baby is moving twice a day. WHen that little one starts to kick feel free to take a break and start counting!

Your body at 29 weeks

Varicose Veins
By this week your tummy is probably large enough that you can’t see your legs when you’re standing anymore. And that could be a good thing if you’re like the nearly 40 percent of expectant moms who develop varicose veins. These swollen blood vessels can either develop or worsen when you’re expecting. They pop up because your blood volume increases during pregnancy, your growing uterus is putting pressure on the pelvic veins and hormones are making your veins relax. Your best bet to prevent or minimize them is to keep your circulation going by avoiding standing or sitting for a long time. Daily exercise will help immensly!