The 30th Week of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Week by Week – The 30th Week of Pregnancy

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You need to look down your beautiful rounded belly to see that you’re doing great and it’s only 10 weeks left until you see and hold your little one!


What to expect at 30 weeks pregnant? What’s happening inside your body?

By week 30 of your pregnancy, your body will keep on adapting up until your delivery. Here are the common symptoms:

  • Changes in Fetal Movement

You’ll feel your baby moving every day and as you get to know your baby better. Sometimes, you’ll notice that your baby’s kicks got much stronger than before. You’re highly encouraged to check with your doctor any changes in your fetal’s movements.

  • Back Pain

Back pain is a normal symptom during your pregnancy and usually, it gets stronger during the third trimester. Make sure your gaining the appropriate weight and elevating your feet to ease your back pain

  • Insomnia

Despite how tired you’re or how deeply you want to sleep, you may probably have insomnia during the second week of the third trimester.

  • Shortness of Breath

Your growing baby is pressing on your diaphragm, try to sleep in a different position with comfortable pillows to prop up your back.

  • Heartburn

Indigestion is one of the most common symptoms that most pregnant women have!

  • Stretch Marks

Your baby is expanding and as a result, your belly’s skin becomes thinner and more sensitive. You, probably, will see some pink or red stretch marks on your belly.

  • Constipation

Sadly, controlling constipation isn’t possible! Make friends with yogurt and food rich in fiber and drink plenty of water.

  • Bloating and Gas

As your baby keeps growing, he or she is putting extra pressure on your digestive system causing you some bloating or gas issues.

  • Swollen Feet and Ankles

More than 75% of pregnant women suffer from swollen ankles and feet especially during the 30th week of pregnancy. Take short breaks to elevate your legs and wear comfy flat shoes.


How big is your baby at 30 weeks pregnant?

At 30 weeks pregnant, your baby is as big as the size of a zucchini; weighing about 2.9 pounds and measuring 15.7 inches long.


What’s happening with your baby? (Your Baby’s Development)

At the 30th week of pregnancy, your baby’s eyes will start to distinguish what surrounds her or him. Moreover, when your baby is born he or she will be able to focus only on the objects near their face. In addition, your baby’s brain is getting bigger thanks to the increasing amount of brain tissues.

30 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

Around 30 weeks of pregnancy, your baby’s fingernails are at the end of his or her fingertips. If so, your baby will need to get his or her fingernails cut just a few days after birth otherwise they will scratch and hurt their face.

When to call the doctor? 

You’re highly recommended to call your doctor if you’re having any of the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bleeding
  • Spotting


The Checklist of the 30th week of pregnancy:

  • Buy a pregnancy pillow
  • Make a birthing plan
  • Make sure to get a baby car seat

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Post Author: Pregnancy House

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