You’re 29 weeks pregnant

You are now in the 29th week of your pregnancy. This is what your baby is doing

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  • How big is your baby?

    Your baby is around 43cm long from the top of her head to her bottom – imagine a bottle of tomato ketchup and you’ve got the idea of how long your baby is.

    Now find out how your baby is growing…

  • How is your baby growing?

    While she loves kicking her legs and waving her arms, space is starting to get a little bit cramped, although she’ll still manage to stretch, flex and extend her limbs.

    Her hearing is improving and she’ll now probably respond to a loud sound by giving you a little kick. A fascinating study has revealed that your baby is able to remember familiar sounds that she’s heard while in your tummy. Researchers regularly played the theme tune of a TV soap to the bumps of a group of pregnant mums and found that when they played the music again once the babies had been born, they reacted to it. Babies in a control group who hadn’t been played the music in uterus showed no response.

    Now find out what is happening to your body…

  • What’s happening to your body?

    You may also be suffering from heartburn at this stage in your pregnancy. This gives you a burning feeling at the bottom of your throat and is caused by acid coming up from your stomach, because the valve at the top of your stomach relaxes. To try to ease the symptoms, avoid spicy meals and large portions just before you go to bed, and try to prop yourself up with several pillows. Also a glass of milk at night-time will help to line your stomach and neutralise any acid.

    Learn more about what symptoms to expect this week and check out our week by week pregnancy guide...

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