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Congratulations, you are a few steps away from having your baby in your hand and playing with him, just be patient and forget his heavy weight and noticeable kicks every night. Let’s exchange our experiences about this part of your pregnancy in this article.
The lovely soft hair is growing rapidly on your baby’s head and his brain is still developing, but he can react to the light and sound s by this week. The skeleton is hardening starting from this point, as the brain’s development will be in function apart from its size. Your baby’s muscles and lung need much time to develop and mature and his eyes can focus on a definite target by this time.
Inside your womb, the Vernix Caseosa and the lanugo begin to disappear because your baby doesn’t need such a protection any more. Instead, your baby’s buds of the first and permanent teeth are forming by the 29th week, but they will need several months after his birth to appear out of his gums.
You may notice that you are hungry all the time because your baby is having all of his nutrition needs directly from your food. For this, you should choose food rich with folic acid, iron, calcium, and vitamin c and keep hydrate most of the time. In other times, you will notice your baby’s wriggles and kicks, especially if his sleeping time is not yours. Such kicks can tell you indirectly that your baby is fine, but when you feel that he is not moving for a long period, just drink an icy glass of water or eat a spicy food to help him move or consult your doctor.
Starting from the 29th week of pregnancy, you should avoid the premature labor reasons including smoking, over exertion, and overweight, as your baby may have serious problems if his lung is not fully mature. In all cases, try to consult your doctor whenever you feel any premature labor signs including severe pain down your tummy, unusual vaginal discharges, or vaginal bleeding.
At this point, you should choose your birth partner, the way of your delivery, and your birth plan, as they will be your own choice. If your husband can’t provide you practical and moral support during your delivery, you can choose one of your close relatives or friends, but make sure they have a copy of your birth plan.