Twenty-ninth week of pregnancy

Future child.

Height – 38 cm, weight – 1400 gr.

If at the beginning of pregnancy global changes were accompanied literally every day of your baby’s life, now only the development of what is already there is.

The main task of the child now is to prepare for birth: to increase fat to regulate body temperature, accumulate surfactant in the lungs, to have the ability to breathe independently, develop sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch.

By the way, now the baby very well feels the taste of his environment. Taste papillae in his mouth are even larger than those left after birth. And the nose freed from the mucous plug and now it gets amniotic fluid.

With each swallowing, she rinses his mouth and nose, and at the same time learns to recognize the taste and smell. So beware of eating something that your crumb does not like – he will start hiccupping and pushing you with his legs.

The adrenal glands of the child are now actively producing the male sex hormone, which, having circulated through the circulatory system of the child, turns into estrogen and stimulates colostrum development in the mother. So the kid already cares about that he has food when he is born.

Bone marrow now produces red blood balls independently and becomes the main blood-forming organ of your child’s body.

Mom’s main fear this week is a possible diagnosis of “intrauterine growth retardation” (STD). It sounds really scary and suggests a Down’s disease or mental abnormalities. In fact, this diagnosis has no connection with the development of the brain and mental functions.

Doctors thus only ascertain that the height and weight of the baby lag behind by some parameters from the norm and after him and his mother should be carefully scrutinized to avoid complications and premature births.

Serious causes that require treatment can lead to a delay in development: maternal anemia, smoking or alcoholism, diets and a small increase in weight during pregnancy (when consuming less than 1500 calories a day), kidney and vascular disease (pre-eclampsia, hypertension ), fetal hypoxia, infection (cytomegaly, rubella), umbilical cord anomalies or placenta, which disrupt the normal metabolism in the child.

But a DST can also occur for a completely innocuous reason. For example, children with small weight are traditionally born in miniature mothers, as well as in mountainous regions, high above sea level. There is no danger in this case.

In fact, this diagnosis is often made and when the date of conception and the period of pregnancy are determined inaccurately or if the equipment was not accurate enough.

Doctors determine the DPS if the body weight of the child is 10% below normal. This is a very small discrepancy, agree. Therefore, it is not worth worrying, for the time remaining until the child, the baby will still have time to fulfill and exceed the standards for both height and weight.

But you should always visit a doctor who will keep records of changes in your weight and size of the uterus, and if something is wrong, the doctor will take emergency measures to improve the health of mom and baby. In addition, if you are still smoking or drinking alcohol, you should immediately quit. Harmful habits for pregnant women are harmful doubly.

Future Mom.

The average weight gain this week is about 9.5 kg. The height of the bottom of the uterus is 29 cm. Increasingly, urge to urinate is due to the growing uterus pressing on the bladder. And this is still flowers – whether it will be on the eve of childbirth! Do not worry, everything goes fine until you feel discomfort when you urinate. Then tell the doctor about it to check the kidneys.

The rapidly growing baby takes up more and more space. It becomes hard for you, you are clumsy, weight gain, unaccustomed to you, affects. Slightly shake it.After 2-3 weeks, your body will more or less adapt to new dimensions for yourself, it will become easier for you, and then you will not be far from there until the birth.

Your breasts begin to actively develop colostrum, so that the baby will have something to eat after birth. Colostrum is as white as milk, but much more sticky and nutritious. It contains a unique set of useful substances, providing both nutrition and immune protection of the newborn.

Colostrum is released after giving birth only 2-3 days, then it is replaced by milk. So try to properly feed the baby this useful food, because he will never have to try it again in his life.

If you do not observe colostrum secretion from your breast, this does not mean that you do not have it. Do not worry that you will have problems with breastfeeding. It’s just that every woman has her own time frame.

The modern theory of breastfeeding states that any woman can breastfeed her baby and wait for him enough and colostrum and milk. If you have any problems, you can help consultants on the HS.

At this time, many women become extremely impressionable. As we already wrote in the article on the 28th week, the future mother is worried about the most diverse fears. In part, they are expressed in her dreams, and partly in the fact that in real life she becomes too sensitive to everything that can lead her to think about the dangers associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

She avoids any such information in books, newspapers, the Internet. “Do not know – it’s easier, and the mood does not deteriorate,” – this is the motto of most mothers in the last stages of pregnancy. With this you can only agree. Indeed, the chances of complications are not as great as it seems after reading a lot of “horror stories” on this topic.

Even on this site, we warn every week about some pathology, although in fact most women will not meet any of them. So now we will not write about anything terrible. Everything will be fine. Everything is bound to be good if you carefully watch your health and visit a doctor.

In the meantime, you should prepare for the next milestone: from the next week of pregnancy working mothers are given maternity leave.

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