How Baby Looks in 29th Week of Pregnancy

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on October 17, 2012

An average pregnancy lasts for around 40 to 42 weeks and therefore, if you are 29 weeks pregnant, it means that most of your baby's organs are fully developed and some may also be functioning. Any baby born at this time has a good chance of survival, if given the right medical assistance. Therefore, you may be asked to visit your medical practitioner every 3 weeks or so, who will want to monitor the growth and development of your baby at 29 weeks pregnant.

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What is the size of baby at 29 weeks pregnant?

On average, the size of baby at 29 weeks pregnant is approximately 15 inches in length. The ideal weight of baby at 29 weeks pregnant is around 3 pounds or so. However, all babies are different and therefore, the ideal size and weight of a baby at 29 weeks pregnant should be treated more like a guideline and not a ground rule.

Growth and development of baby at 29 weeks pregnant

After your prenatal checkup, it is only natural for you to wonder "is everything alright with my baby at 29 weeks pregnant", especially, when you notice the changes that take place within your body and with the baby. However, it is important for you to bear in mind that it is important for these changes to take place with your baby at 29 weeks pregnant. Some of the important aspects of a baby at 29 weeks pregnant include:

  • Fat continues to form on the body
  • The head seems more proportionate, in comparison to the rest of the body
  • The bones are developed, even though they may be soft and pliable
  • The baby can turn the head around, towards the source of bright light

Appearance of the baby at 29 weeks pregnant

The doctor will probably conduct an ultrasound test during every visit, which may cause you to wonder "what does my baby look like at 29 weeks pregnant". One of the new technologies in ultrasound, known as the 3D Ultrasound, captures 3 Dimensional images from within the womb. Therefore, unlike the flat ultrasound images that you normally at your doctor's facility, the 3D ultrasound can give you a clearer picture of your baby within the womb. At 29 weeks, you may also be able to see your baby's features, which is a wonderful way to create an early bond. Unfortunately, this test can be quite expensive, which is why many people choose to avoid it. However, it is best for you to discuss the necessity of this test with your doctor, before you take the decision to go in for it or not.

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