What prenatal care do I need during week 29 of pregnancy?


At 29 weeks the screening for gestational diabetes is behind you. Pregnancy discomforts such as a back ache, frequent trips to the bathroom and swollen feet are becoming part of the routine. Now that the pregnancy is in the third trimester it is time to start making birth plans.

During this period of your pregnancy, you should be going to the doctor twice monthly - more if you have a high risk pregnancy. There, your doctor is going to check the progress of your baby's growth, make sure you are healthy, and possibly do other tests to check for illnesses in you and the baby. You should be taking plenty of protein, iron, folic acid, vitamin C, and calcium so that your baby has enough nutrients to grow and be healthy. Keep following directions that your doctor gave you by not smoking, drinking, or doing drugs, by eating healthy, and by keeping as active as your doctor says is safe.

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