Guide to Being 29 Weeks Pregnant

Some Things to Consider

Now is the time to start consistently counting the baby's kicks and movements. In utero, babies like to be active when Mom is lying down (a habit that doesn't seem to go away for many years after they're born). You'll want to count at least 10 movements (including kicks, flutters and rolls) per hour. Baby taking a nap? Eat a small snack -- the sugar rush will wake him up and get him moving again.

Hopefully, your headaches are a thing of the past. However, if you experience severe headaches, blurred vision, a spike in weight gain (more than 2 pounds per week) and dizziness after 20 weeks, you may be experiencing preeclampsia, a serious condition that needs to be treated immediately. Preeclampsia can result in high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the mother's urine, which is toxic for both mom and baby.

Preterm labor is also something to keep in the back of your mind. Symptoms of preterm labor include menstrual-like cramps, leaking fluid (which could be a sign of your water breaking) or a feeling of pushing or pressure in your pelvic region. See your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms because you may be put on medication to help slow down or stop labor or be placed on bed rest for the duration of your pregnancy.