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Pregnancy Calendar, Week 29

How big is your baby?
Your baby will be weighing in at around 2.54 pounds (1.153kg) and measuring 15.2 inches (38.6cm).
How big are you?
Your uterus now sits about 2.75-3.93 inches (7.5-10cm) above your bellybutton and about 11.4 inches (29cm) above your pubic symphysis.
How is your baby developing and growing
Your baby's lungs will be developed enough that he/she would be able to breath air. Your babys brain is now developed enough that it can control rhythmic breathing, and so if your baby were to be born now, then he/she would be able to breathe on his/her own. In fact - with each passing day your babys chances of surviving outside of the womb increase dramatically.
You would be noticing a vast change now in your pregnancy week by week as your baby will be growing bigger and bigger quite quickly now. Because weight gain is so rapid now, babies that are born prematurely, even if only a few weeks, may be tiny and a lot smaller than babies which go to the full term of your pregnancy.
Here are a couple of interesting factors about birth weight:
  • Boys weigh more than girls
  • Birth weight increases with the increasing number of pregnancies you have.
Your nutrition
Here are some helpful hints to help you on your eating and nutritional habits:
  • Eat smaller meals more frequently
  • Keep nourishing snacks nearby
  • Drink lots of water
  • Raisins, nuts and dried fruit are great for when you are on the go.
  • Don't force yourself to eat something that your stomach doesn't agree with, there is always an alternative. 
Your body
During pregnancy, iron is important for replenishing the red blood cell supply. You should be eating at least 30 milligrams of iron each day.
Because iron deficiency is common during pregnancy, your health care provider may recommend that you receive a blood test to check your iron level. If it's low, you may be prescribed an iron supplement.

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