Stages of Pregnancy Week by Week
Pregnancy Week 29
Learn how your baby is growing in week 29 and start evaluating your labor preferences, from the best positions for delivery to pain relief options.
Watch Your Baby's Growth
At this point, your baby is awake and asleep at very specific times of the day. Find out about his sleep patterns, and what they mean.
Your Changing Body
During pregnancy you'll experience a lot of surprising symptoms, and one that can happen during the third trimester is leaky breasts. The yellowish, thin fluid is colostrum, which is the precursor to breast milk. Usually you'll notice only a drop or two, if any at all, but if the flow becomes greater, you can put nursing pads inside your bra to keep things under control.
Your Developing Baby
Your baby is getting stronger by the minute. This week, her pushes, kicks, and rolls will likely occur more frequently -- and forcefully. So don't be surprised if you feel an extra-strong karate chop or two!
Tip of the Week
Do you know who'll be in your labor room? Some women decide to hire a doula to help support them during labor. More cheerleader than doctor, your doula's there to encourage you no matter what, though she won't actually deliver your baby.
Your Week 29 To-Do List
1. Enjoy your baby shower!
An Inside Look
Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.
Your Pregnancy Calendar
Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!