PREGNANCY WEEK 29: The Complexity

What’s Happening Inside Your Womb?

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The folds and grooves of your baby’s brain is getting more complex.

The increase of surface area gives the brain the space it needed in order to develop and grow.

By the time of birth, the baby’s brain would have triple its size.

Your baby used up over 200mg of calcium every day for its bones to develop and harden that is why you need to make sure your daily calcium intake is met.

Observable Swellings On Your Feet.

Swelling of your limbs are normal occurrences during pregnancy due to water retention.

Your fingers may also swell so make sure to take off any rings you have on, even your wedding ring, when it gets too tight.

Also in this week, your appetite is increasing thanks to your growing baby demanding for more nutrients to fuel its development.

So make sure to check your calorie count.

Vitamin B5 for Antibodies and Digestive System.

Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid is a water-soluble vitamin that helps the body in red blood cells production and boost your digestive system.

For your pregnancy, Vitamin B5 helps to regulate the body’s adrenal activity, and produces antibodies.

You need about 5 mg of the vitamin per day and some foods that has high content of vitamin b5 includes beef, poultry, seafood, eggs, milks, shiitake mushrooms, avocados, potatoes, whole wheat, brown rice, and many more.

Here is a recipe you can cook that is both nutritional and delicious.

Let’s Talk.

Now that you are in your third semester, it is a good time to think about some big decisions.

Although it is decreasing, the option for mothers to stay and home to raise their children are a common thought among parents, especially in Asian families.

But that is not the only thing, you can also discuss on how both of you are going to handle your life after the baby is born.

What kind of routine? What are the division of work between you two on the house and baby.

All those need to be discuss so that both of you can prepare better for when the baby arrives.

Keep Your Body On The Move but Thread Lightly!

It is advised to take it lightly in your third trimester but that does not mean that you cannot do any exercises and stay fit throughout the last stretch of your pregnancy.

Walking, taking a stroll at the park, or window shopping is also a form of exercise.

It is simple and gets your body moving.

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