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

Sleep Cycles: Weeks 26 to 30 of Pregnancy
Sleep Cycles: Weeks 26 to 30 of Pregnancy

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

You may notice your breasts leaking at around week 29. It's usually only a few drops of a precursor to breast milk called colostrum--and although it's annoying, it's nothing to worry about.

Your Developing Baby

Your baby's kicks, punches, and love taps are getting stronger--as is baby's brainpower, as the part of the brain that determines intelligence and personality develops.

Your Pregnancy

You may feel fatigued and weak, but your baby is getting stronger than ever. That should be enough to motivate you to keep on keepin' on!

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!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 29

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 29

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Balancing Acts

    Feeling strangely clumsy? The changes your body is going through might make you less agile, so keep these tips in mind to stay steady.

  • Best Positions for Labor

    Keep moving during labor to help your baby progress downward. Try these sitting and standing positions to keep things moving along.

  • Babies in the Breech Position

    Learn what it means if your baby is breech and why you shouldn't worry about it at this point in your pregnancy.

  • Common Delivery Room Fears

    Worrying about everything that could go wrong during delivery is very normal. Get the facts on several common fears to ease your mind.

  • Fatigue Returns

    Try these tips for regaining energy in your third trimester.

  • Pain Relief During Labor

    Read up on all the pain relief options available to you during labor so you can make a well-informed choice.

  • Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

    Learn the risk factors for PROM and what to do if you suspect your membranes have ruptured.

Your Self

  • Conquering Fears of Childbirth

    Find out how to cope with fears of childbirth so you have a more relaxed, happy experience on your big day.

  • Domestic Violence During Pregnancy

    Get the facts on domestic violence during pregnancy and advice on where to turn if you need help.

  • A Safe Nursery

    Before you start shopping and decorating for the new baby, find out what safety hazards to watch out for in baby furniture.

Q & A