Pregnancy Week By Week

What to Expect in Week 29 of Your Pregnancy

29 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound
Written by Stephanie McClane

Twenty-Ninth Week of Pregnancy: Week by Week

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At 29 weeks a woman has completed most of her pregnancy and in some cases has started warming up for delivery and labor pains. Reaching 29th week of pregnancy successfully signifies that in case a baby has to be delivered at this point of time his chances of survival are at nearly 90%.

My Baby at 29 Weeks Old

At 29 weeks a baby has developed all his organs and his growth is now near completion. Following are some organ developments visible at this time:-

  • During 29th week internal organs like digestive tract, lungs and muscles continue to grow and mature. Airways in fetus continue to mature while numbers of alveoli and bronchioles go on increasing. If a baby is born at 29th week then he will be able to breathe on his own. Respiratory system keeps on maturing until a child is of eight years.
  • Baby at 29 weeks is 15.2 inches in length and 2.5 pounds in weight
  • A baby starts looking like a newborn at 29 weeks as downy hair starts disappearing,
  • Size of head grows so as to support developing and growing brain. The part of brain which is responsible for intelligence and personality of a baby matures at 29 weeks. Nerve cells are produced in billions as they will stop once a baby comes out of womb.
  • Formation of permanent-teeth buds start in 29 weeks fetus.
  • It is seen that a white layer of fat accumulates beneath a baby’s skin. It is in contrast with brown fat that was earlier present. Difference between brown and white fat is that brown helps in maintaining body temperature whereas white is an energy source. As a baby is inside a womb regulation of body temperature becomes necessary to keep a baby warm.
  • A baby becomes more and more responsive to sound and light and his eyes start focusing

29 Weeks Pregnant Weight Gain

If a woman is 29 weeks pregnant, her idyllic weight gain must be between 19 and 25 pounds. One must consult a doctor in cases of both under and overweight. Uterus also rises above the bellybutton at nearly 3.5 -4 inches.

Symptoms For a 29 Week Pregnant Woman

  • Frequent urination
  • Depression or excessive mood swings
  • Itchy skin
  • Hot flashes
  • Stretch marks
  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • False labor pains
  • Headaches
  • Disturbing dreams
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Breathlessness
  • Pain in round ligament
  • Pain in pelvic area
  • Pain in back, joint and hips
  • Cramps in legs
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn and indigestion

Ultrasound at 29 Weeks

At 29 weeks, a doctor rarely prescribes an Ultrasound. If he finds it necessary only then will he do so. At 29 weeks, a baby looks like a replica of himself at time of birth.  One can easily hear a baby’s heartbeat through Ultrasound and catch him at different positions as he moves his thin limbs continuously. A 29 weeks pregnant video of ultrasound shoes a baby making various facial expressions. In many cases, a baby lies in breech position but as more time passes he/she changes its position to normal.

About the author

Stephanie McClane

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I graduated college with a business degree and a minor in biology. I met my husband at a business convention and was happily marriage and pregnant within the first two years after saying the words “ I do”.

Jennifer is the eldest of the three. Being pregnant with her, my first, I researched everything pregnancy related and read nearly every book. Giving birth to Anthony and Matty seemed more natural and less stressful the third time around.

I’m happy to share what knowledge I have gathered and learn new things from other mothers. From morning sickness to Anencephaly, or potty training to thumb sucking, I have books and resource guides to share.