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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
What is going on with your baby during week 29?
At this point of pregnancy, your baby's
hearing is already keenly developed. Baby
may be startled by loud sounds (although
there is a gap between the startling noise
and your baby's reaction). Some of the
sounds your baby is getting accustomed
to (since it hears them on a regular basis)
and in fact finds them comforting are
the pounding of your heart, your digestive
system, the rushing of blood. These sounds
have been likened to a washing machine
or dishwasher at work by scientists. It
is no wonder that babies exposed to such
'white noises' can be lulled back to sleep
as these sounds are familiar. Your baby
is now able to hear your voice and the
voices of other family members and even
make a distinction. Baby now measures
at 26cm (10Â½ inch) from crown to rump.
Full length is 16Â¾ inch (37cm). Fetus
weighs at 2Â¾ lbs or 1.25kg.