29 weeks pregnant with twins means you’re into the last three months of your pregnancy!
As we get closer to your due date, everything’s going to start coming faster and faster, so take some time for yourself now and try and get everything sorted now, whilst it’s still easy.
A single fetus at 29 weeks
Your Twin Babies at 29 Weeks Pregnant
Your babies aren’t going to get much bigger from now, but they sure as hell are gonna get heavier. Expect their weight as much as triple over the coming months, which, when you think about it, is incredible. Except on your poor hips and back.
They’re around the same length as last week, normally somewhere near 15 inches long. But right now, they’re weighing in at close to 2.5 pounds. That’s the same as a butternut squash!
Whilst your baby is putting on weight, there’s a lot that they’re losing, too. First is the vernix, the white layer that kept their skin protected when it was still thin and vulnerable.
They’re also slowly losing hair. On their bodies. The lanugo that covered most of their body early on is fading away, and will probably be entirely gone by the time they’re born.
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Twin Pregnancy Symptoms at 29 Weeks
You should be gaining weight fast now, around a pound a week, as your little twinnies pack on the pounds. In the meantime, expect all of this as well:
- Sensitive or itching belly: As your belly gets bigger, the skin gets thinner, because it’s far more stretched out. That means it’s more sensitive, and could be a lot more susceptible to itches and rashes. Keep yourself moisturised and hydrated, and let your doctor know if you struggle with anything in particular.
- Aches in your whole lower half: You might get pain in your back, hips, legs or feet, because of all the extra weight you’re carrying, and the strain on your body. Hormonal changes are also softening your joints and ligaments to make it much easier for your eventual delivery, which can increase the pressure on these parts of your body.
- Sleep deprivation: You might be struggling to sleep right now. A lot of women have problems sleeping in the third trimester, and that can lead to wooziness and lack of focus. Get as much rest as you can, and make sure that you’re treating yourself as healthily as possible, including diet. Make sure you get a pregnancy pillow to help you sleep.
- Constipation and haemorrhoids: Your twins aren’t just putting pressure on your joints. Your intestines and other digestive system have increased weight and strain on them. This can lead to stomach issues as well as trouble going to the loo.
- Constant needing to pee: Your uterus is expanding, and crowding out on vital space everywhere. Including where your bladder normally sits. So when your bladder expands, you’re going to feel it. You might even have issues when it comes to holding your bladder, especially as you get closer to your due date
29 Weeks Ultrasound Twins
You’re going to be feeling a whole lot more movement right now, because your twins are lacking a little bit in space.
You’re probably not going to have a scan this week, unless you’re having an early 30 week scan, but if you did, you’d see the membrane that separates your twins growing strong in there.
You’d also notice that your twins are getting a little chubbier, as they put on more and more fat.
Things to Do This Week for a Healthy Pregnancy
- Consider your maternity leave. Work out how much you’ve got, and whether you’d prefer to use the majority of it before or after your birth. It’s always worth talking to your boss and working through your best options.
- Pack a hospital bag, in case of early delivery. You’re carrying twins, so the chance of early delivery is higher than for a singleton child, so it’s great to be prepared. Keep it by the door, packed with everything you might need, just in case!
Worth Buying Now
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This week we’re recommending some random bits and pieces you will really appreciate having.
- Have you checked your laundry detergent? Is it safe for newborn skin? This detergent is safe and was designed specifically for newborn skin.
- Why not set up your Baby Registry?
- Nursing pads – a must have. These are made from bamboo, are washable and reusable.
- Nursing covers can be used in more way than one, providing convenience and flexibility. This cover comes highly recommended.
[thrive_text_block color=”blue” headline=”‘Must Haves’ in Trimester 3″]We asked the TwinStuff Community what their Must Have products were during the Third Trimester:
- Vitamin E oil
- Belly wedge
- Panty liners
- Compression socks
- Full body pregnancy pillow
- Maternity belt
- Antacid chewable tablets
- Nipple balm
Are You 29 Weeks Pregnant with Twins?
As the upcoming parent of twins, there’s surely a lot on your mind right now. That’s only to be expected.
No matter what, whether it’s a question about something that’s happened with you, or just some reassurance that what you’re going through is okay, feel free to post it here. Our comments section is open, ready and waiting for whatever you need.
How do you feel at 29 weeks pregnant with twins?