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Fine lanugo hairs cover the baby's body.The brain continues to get biggerAt 29 weeks the average crown to heel length is 14.4 inA jellylike fluid in the coiling umbilical cord prevents it from being compressedAs your belly continues to get bigger

You may feel a little bored and back-achy at this stage of pregnancy, but there are plenty of positive ways to take your mind off things. For example, you could start to make enquiries about breast-feeding classes, plan your maternity leave, and draw up shopping lists of baby essentials, such as diapers, a changing mat, onesies, bibs, and baby wipes, and perhaps buy a couple of items each week.

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