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Pregnancy calendar - week 29

Christa Riekert, Advisory Nutritionist

It can be tricky to get a good night’s sleep as you get further into your pregnancy and a lack of sleep can make you feel a bit blue.
If you feel uncomfortable try using lots of pillows for support. A nice warm bath with candlelight can also help you relax before bedtime. If you are having problems and want to talk about it, why not give us a call at Kariclub. We are always happy to help.

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Your baby’s development

At nearly 40cm in length, your baby now weighs about 1.1kg - although by now there is quite a variation in size and weight between babies. During the third trimester, you can expect your baby to have tripled in weight by the time 40 weeks comes around. In most respects your baby is fully formed now – all the organs are developed but these continue to mature as your baby gets ready to enter the world.


You & your body

With a big bump in front, lots of mums-to-be find they have difficulty sleeping during pregnancy. Try sleeping on your side with three pillows – one between your knees, one in the small of your back and one under your head. Or have a warm, milky drink before you go to bed - although it’s best to avoid tea or coffee because the caffeine can make it too difficult to relax and might make you want to go to the bathroom in the night. You can also try putting a few drops of a diluted and pregnancy-safe essential oil into your bath such as lavender to help you relax and wind down.

 

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