Week 29 pregnancy symptoms

What can you expect for the 29th week of your pregnancy?

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  • Your pregnant body

    You’re probably going to be feeling pretty tired just now thanks to the weight you’re carrying around, a very active baby (often at night), an active brain that’s keeping you awake mulling over how your life is about to change, and of course this big bump that can make sleeping simply difficult.

    So try supporting your bump with pillows – cradling a pillow or two between your legs can help you feel more stable. Many women find the special banana- or V-shaped pregnancy pillows particularly supportive, and they're great for baby and nursing afterwards too.

    It is also common to be suffering from heartburn at this stage of your pregnancy, where you get a burning feeling at the bottom of your throat. This is caused by acid coming up from your stomach as the valve at the top of your stomach relaxes.

    To combat heartburn, avoid spicy foods and large portions just before you go to bed, and also try to prop yourself up with several pillows. Having a glass of milk before bed will also line your stomach and neutralise the acid.

    Now find out what you should be doing this week…

  • What should you be doing this week?

    This is a great time to practise any relaxation techniques you may have been learning about. Try to soothe any anxieties before you go to sleep to stop your brain going into overdrive.

    Learn more about how your baby's developing with 29 weeks pregnant in pictures and check out our week by week pregnancy guide.

    Find out about symptoms you had during week 28 of your pregnancy, and what ones to look out for when you’re 30 weeks pregnant.