The Change of Pregnant Week 29

The article was consulted professionally by Specialist I Le Thi Phuong – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Ha Long International Health Hub. Dr. Le Thi Phuong has 29 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology.

Women who are 29 weeks pregnant are prone to varicose veins, continue to gain weight and endure the "wrath" of the baby. In addition, from this week anytime, pregnant women need to pay attention to the signs of labor and be prepared for everything if labor occurs to ensure the safety of both mother and baby.

1. What are the characteristics of women who are 29 weeks pregnant?

Women who are 29 weeks pregnant are prone to varicose veins at a rate of up to 40%. Varicose veins occur due to 3 factors: Increased blood flow, increased size of the uterus and hormone changes during pregnancy. In addition to the legs, varicose veins can also occur in the rectum (such as hemorrhoids) or even in the lard. Varicose veins can cause pain, the degree of pain depends on the reaction of each person. To limit this condition, the pregnant woman should avoid standing or sitting in a position for too long.

Once past week 28 pregnant women should practice the habit of counting their baby's movement twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. It is best to lie down (as the fetus is usually more alert when the mother rests) or sit if it feels uncomfortable in the back. Count all the movement of the baby until it reaches 10 times. If it has not been reached 10 times per hour, it may be because the baby is in rest, the pregnant woman should snack and try again. If moving less than 10 times within 2 hours, report it to your doctor immediately to make sure the fetus is safe.

Women who are 29 weeks pregnant can gain 19-25 pounds compared to the time before pregnancy. At week 29 many women have been born prematurely so more attention should be paid to the signs of early labor.

Signs of early labor include:

  • Cramps are like going to menstruation or lumbar pain
  • Amniotic fluid or pale pink or brownish water

If the above problems occur, be admitted to the hospital in time to slow down the labor process by resting at bed and taking medication.

2. Symptoms of pregnancy week 29

2.1 Constipation

Endo noisic changes dilate the contracted muscles in the intestines. To minimize the risk of constipation, pregnant women should eat yogurt with probiotic-containing acidophilus because these beneficial bacteria can better support digestion.

2.2 Migraines

The Change of Pregnant Week 29

29-week pregnant women prone to migraines

Women who are 29 weeks pregnant are prone to migraines. When suffering from migraines, the pregnant woman needs to relieve pain by lying in a quiet, dark room with a cold gauze on the neck or forehead. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used to relieve pain if the above-mentioned ways are ineffective (it is advisable to consult a doctor before use).

2.3 Hemorrhoids

If the veins in the rectum are dilated (due to increased pressure and blood flow to the pelvic area), the pregnant woman should alleviate the discomfort by using a light wipe or warm water on soft toilet paper after a turn and drinking plenty of water to soften the stool.

2.4 Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is a common symptom during pregnancy. The disease occurs as a result of changes in hormone levels that cause brain cell mass to actually decrease during the third trimep. To cope with this situation, pregnant women should make a list of important work to do every day.

2.5 Fast-growing nails

The nails of pregnant women 29 weeks grow faster, drier and more brittle. Pregnant women should cut their nails more often during pregnancy.

2.6 Heartburn and indgestion

If heartburn reduces the quality of sleep, avoid overeing before bedtime. Stay away from coffee or chocolate in the evening because the substances in it will make it harder to sleep.

3. Tips for pregnant women week 29

3.1 Purchase of breast pads

The breasts of the pregnant woman can leak a thin, yellow liquid called colostrum – nutritious milk is the first source of food for the baby after birth. Colostrum contains more protein but less fat and sugar to make it easier for babies to digest in the first few days after birth.

3.2 Prevention of restless leg syndrome (RLS)

During the third trimemep of pregnancy, another pregnancy symptom that can keep a pregnant woman awake throughout the night is restless leg syndrome (RLS). To reduce the risk of this syndrome, pregnant women should provide enough iron in their diet and movement just enough during the day.

3.3 Limit the risk of UTI urinary tract diseases

Pregnant women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections in the third trimepter. If symptoms such as burns, burning during urination appear; lower abdominal pain; and urine that is turbid, dark, bloody or smelly, should be examined and treated (if there are abnormalities).

3.4 Facials

The Change of Pregnant Week 29

Prolonged pregnancy can cause the skin of the face to become drier and more sensitive

Prolonged pregnancy can cause the skin of the face to become drier and more sensitive. Avoid skin wear treatments (such as microdermabrasion) as they can do more harm. Instead, choose methods that emphasize deep cleaning, skinning, electronic stimulation or deep extraction. Some options are offered such as: Oxygen facials can dry the skin of the face, promote cell regeneration and fill wrinkles; deep facials usually include exfoliating, extracting, massage, masks and moisturizing; facials using moisture-rich treatments and products to wet dry skin.

3.5 Choose the right outfit

During pregnancy, the body will be more sensitive to hot conditions so it is advisable to choose the appropriate state of recovery. It is recommended to choose comfortable shoes with durable soles, sports bras with high elasticity, water for drinking (during, before and after exercise), a wet, cool cloth in a small plastic bag to wipe the neck or face.

3.6 Consider storing umbilical cord blood for babies

The date of birth is approaching, so pregnant women and their families should begin to consider whether or not to store umbilical cord blood for the baby. Umbilical cord blood is what remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. Umbilical cord blood is important because it contains stem cells that can be used to treat a number of diseases, such as cancer. This safe and painless procedure is carried out immediately after the baby is born (it only takes about 5 minutes). More and more parents are choosing to store their child's umbilical cord blood, either to donate to a community facility or to private storage for family needs.

To be most assured of pregnancy health, pregnant women at 29 weeks can register for the Maternity Care Program implemented by Share99 International Health Hub with the purpose of supporting and working side by side with the pregnant mother until the day of "mother round square". The program includes the following service packs:

  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – 12 weeks
  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – 27 weeks
  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – 36 weeks
  • Maternity Care Program 2019 – Labor
  • Pre-embryo transfer genetic screening service

The medical staff at Share99 are all the leading professionals and prestige in the field of obstetrics and gynecology; modern facilities system to optimally support examination and screening techniques; civilized, luxurious medical space and professional services – all these advantages have helped Share99 become a hospital highly appreciated by professionals for maternity care, being the first choice of pregnant women.

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