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Pregnancy: Weeks 29 to 32103,335 Views
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Description: Your babyâ€™s senses are fully developed by the eighth month of pregnancy, so you should expect a lot of movement. Learn more in our video on Pregnancy Weeks 29 to 32.
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By your eighth month, youâ€™re probably feeling your active babyâ€™s movements all the time â€¦and itâ€™s little wonder: all five of his or her senses are now responding to stimuli! At this point, your baby weights about four pounds and measures up to 19 inches long! He or she is also developing white fat deposits. White fat is the same kind of fat in your body. It smoothes out your babyâ€™s wrinkly skin and turn it opaque, while also serving as an energy source. No wonder your Energizer Bunny is doubling up on pokes, kicks, and jabs. Now is a good time to ensure that your baby is moving about as much as he or she should be. After a snack, lie down and keep track of your babyâ€™s movements for about an hourâ€¦you should feel your baby move at least ten times in the sixty minutes. Your baby is also making â€śheadwayâ€ť in the brain department. The formerly smooth brain will start to develop grooves this month, a sign that tissue mass is increasing. During the squirmy days of this month, your baby will typically settle into a head-down position in your uterus. This is partly for comfort and partly for birth preparation. So how is all this movement making YOU feel? Probably pretty worn out! During the eighth month of pregnancy, many of those unpleasant symptoms, like an increased need to urinate, tender breasts and fatigue, all return with a vengeance. You may also be experiencing bouts of heartburn. Thatâ€™s because your muscles are relaxed, causing digestive juices to splash up into your esophagus. Add your pushed up tummy to the mix andâ€¦OUCH! You can ease the pain of heartburn by eating smaller meals and avoiding triggers, like chocolaty, spicy, fatty, and acidic foods. Antacids can also help. If youâ€™re like 40 percent of pregnant women, youâ€™re also dealing with swollen, varicose veins this month. Increased blood volume during pregnancy is responsible for this hereditary condition. Gentle daily exercise, refraining from staying in one position for too long, and support stockings may all help to ease the discomfort of veins. An exciting change in your body this month is the start of Braxton Hicks contractions. These mild spasms in your uterus help your body to gear up for the big day and are a normal part of your pre-labor process. As you get closer to that due date, Braxton Hicks contractions may become stronger and last longer, even causing mild pain. Remember though, if the contractions donâ€™t go away, or if they become stronger and painful, you may be in REAL labor, so consult your doctor! Youâ€™re on your last leg now, mom, and doing great! Your babyâ€™s five senses are ready to go and will soon see, feel, touch, taste, and smell you, from the outside, at last.