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Week 29 - Fewer Kicks and The Importance of Cord Blood

Your baby is now about 15.5 inches from head to heel and weighs about 2.7 pounds. He or she continues to be active and grow; however, you may be feeling fewer kicks and punches. This is because even though your baby is getting larger and stronger, he or she also has less space in which to gain momentum for these movements.

Your baby's blood is now being produced from the stem cells in its bone marrow. Many expectant parents choose to collect and freeze their baby's umbilical cord blood after he or she is born and the cord is cut. This usually-discarded blood contains stem cells, which may be invaluable in case the family needs them in the future. Some scientists believe that in the future we will all be treated with our own stem cells to cure conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.

Learn more about the uses of cord blood: Cord Banking Basics

See a baby at 29 weeks: Ultrasound image at 29 weeks

How is your body changing this week? Find out: My Pregnant Body Week 29

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