Pregnancy Calendar - Week 29
Does it feel like you've got a soccer player or a can-can dancer in there? Baby is moving heaps now but it will slow soon as it gets more cramped.
The aches and pains of your growing body can be relieved (temporarily) with a pregnancy massage session. Ensure that you find a practitioner who is fully trained in prenatal massage as some positions, techniques and essential oils are not safe during pregnancy.
As your baby presses into your diaphragm, you will find breathing can be quite laboured. Remember to take it easy, and if you find your legs or hands are swelling, raise them on pillows whenever you get a chance to rest to avoid oedema (swelling).
Sized at approximately 36cm (head to rump) your baby now weighs approximately 1.4kg, and will at least double its weight between now and reaching full term.
The placenta holds approximately 1 litre of amniotic fluid so it is understandable that your body is short of breath with this precious extra cargo onboard.
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