Updated 08 October 2018

Week 29: 11 weeks to go!

Your baby becomes sensitive to sound, taste, smell and light during this time.


Welcome back to your pregnancy series.

Your baby's progress:

  • Your baby’s head is in proportion with the body.
  • The brain can control primitive breathing and body temperature.
  • Your baby becomes sensitive to sound, taste, smell and light.
  • The eyes can move inside the sockets.

Your progress:

  • You may suffer from itchy skin.
  • You may have leg cramps; usually in the thigh, calf or foot. This is due to low calcium levels or salt deficiency.

What to do:

  • Relieve leg cramps with a massage or calcium and salt tablets.

Good to know:

  • Call your doctor if you feel any pain, dizziness, heart palpitations, vaginal bleeding, constant nausea and vomitting. 


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