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Your Pregnancy: Week 29

Thanks to your ever-expanding uterus, it's time to welcome back the constant bathroom dashes. And try your best to forget about any emerging varicose veins — they might be ugly, but they're harmless and should fade after delivery. Until then, avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time and make sure to get some exercise (it'll boost your circulation).

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**** Baby's now the size of an acorn squash!**
Baby's energy is surging, thanks to white fat depositing beneath his skin. And since he's growing so fast (weight will triple by birth), things are getting kind of cramped in the womb. What all this means for you: Get ready for some more kicks and jabs to the ribs.


Interview babysitters or research day cares
Start baby-proofing the house
Milestone: Felt Braxton Hicks contractions
Go to your checklist

[tip]  Gassy? Lose the carbonated drinks, stop sipping your soup and tea, ditch the straws and gum, and don't talk while chewing. This will cut down on the air you swallow...and probably make you a more pleasant dining partner too.

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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department