Your Pregnancy At Week 29

Weight: 1.2kg  Size: 38.6cm, Butternut Squash  Weeks Left: 11
In a nutshell
Your baby may start positioning for birth anytime now
Red blood cells are forming your baby’s bone marrow
Pay attention to any sudden weight gain or swelling of the body.

Your Body at Week 29

At this stage of pregnancy, your circulatory system has embarked on another surge. Meaning the total blood volume in your body is now around 5 litres. This will have increased your blood pressure slightly, but it should only happen very gradually.

It is normal for your fingers and legs to swell and this can be delt with keeping your legs elevated, and practicing circular movements of the hands and feet.

However, if you have noticed that your face, fingers or legs have suddenly become much puffier or swollen, this could be early signs of pre-eclampsia. You will need to contact your midwife or health advisor immediately to be seen.

Your Baby At Week 29 

Your baby has been covered in a white coating called vernix since the beginning of the second trimester. This waxy protective coat will stay until around 36 weeks. This is to ensure your baby’s skin isn’t to dry up and turn flaky, as newborn's skin is very delicate.

The hair on your baby’s head, eyebrows and eyelashes are continuing to grow fuller each week. Skin creases can also be seen on their little hands and feet, while the fingernails and toenails have become clearly visible.

Week 29 TODO's

  1. Now would be a fun time to organising a pregnancy photoshoot with your partner to capture those special pregnancy moments.
  2. Schedule a house cleaning day with your partner.
  3. Start researching about breastfeeding and not breastfeeding. You may already know what you want to do, but if you are a little confused it is best to do some research on what you may prefer.

Week 29 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

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Recipe of the Week

One Pot Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
50 Min
Serves 4
13 Ingreds


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/3 cup of chicken stock
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 litre chicken broth
  • 375ml evaporated milk
  • 300g uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup of parmesan
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped

Cooking Instructions

    • Season chicken with dried basil, salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large saucepan or pot over a medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs and sear on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
    • Add the remaining oil to the pot. Fry the onion and garlic for about 2 minutes. Pour in the white wine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
    • Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the broth, milks, salt and pepper, bring to a gentle simmer. Add the pasta and simmer until pasta is soft for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Stir in the cheese until it melts through the sauce. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken.
    • Slice the chicken into strips and stir through the pasta.
    • Garnish with fresh parsley and extra parmesan.

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