30 weeks pregnant

30 weeks

What’s happening in week 30

This the time you are no doubt thinking more and more about your little champ birth and maybe even having dreams about it his/her first touch! It is entirely normal to have fears and worries about how you will cope in labour

  • Set up the Priority about what is really important for you and your baby and what isn’t. Just have a look and think in terms of what you have to get done before the baby arrival in this world. Be patient and more realistic about what will be more difficult for you to achieve in this condition. Now the time is over to start a major renovation of home, plan a house move or start a new job. Try to avoid excess stress and just focus to aim for a simple life.
  • Many couples just decide the name of their baby when he/she in mother’s tummy so if you not yet decide make a list of baby names which can be further refined. Many parents leave the final decision for when they actually see their baby and what name suits them it’s really excited moment isn’t it.  In a moment of absolute clarity, most parents can first look at their baby’s face and know what they need to be named.

At a glance

  • Your baby’s head and body finally develop the proportions of a newborn.

  • Your growing baby’s quarters keep getting tighter, but you’ll still feel movement every day. So don’t forget those kick counts!

  • Your baby’s hands are now fully formed and her fingernails are growing.

  • If you have a scan due this week doctor can see in ultrasounds,  baby grabbing her foot.

  • The surface of your baby’s brain begins to wrinkle are called convolutions, so that it can hold more brain cells.

30 weeks

Your baby at week 30

Mother’s belly is increasing size is a definite clue that baby is getting bigger every passing day and at this week baby’s weighing in at about 3 lb. Baby increasing his weight at a rate of 1/2 pound per week for the next 7 weeks of last trimester. At this stage baby’s brain and new fat cells are regulating body temperature.  Until now brain surface was smooth, but now fetus brain is taking on those characteristic: grooves and indentations. The wrinkles allow for an increased amount of brain tissue. The soft, downy hair covering at body of baby is beginning to disappear. But you may noticed a few leftover strands of hair or  fur on back and shoulders of newborn when he’s born. Another big change at 30 weeks pregnant: Your baby’s bone marrow has completely taken over production of red blood cells RBC’s. This is an important step for your baby because it means she’ll be better able to thrive on her own once she’s born. Baby’s chances of survival, if it were born early are increasing with every week which passes. It may not even need any artificial respiratory support if delivered this week.

You at 30 weeks pregnant

  • Dental issues such as inflamed and irritated gums are quite common during the last trimester of pregnancy. Just because of high rises of pregnancy hormones may cause gums to swell and leave your mouth more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque which cause bad breath. So it’s important when you brush your teeth, remember to brush your tongue as well to minimize the amount of bacteria in your mouth.
  • Check your iron count. You will need a blood test around this week to determine what level of iron you have or you may need any iron supplements. You may also need your blood group checked and an antibody screen, in order to determine that if you are a Rhesus negative blood group, it is important to make sure you have not developed any antibodies.
  • Blood supply to the breasts increases you may notice that blue color blood vessels are easily seen under the skin. Don’t worry this is not cause any issue.
  • The expo-user to the sun can cause skin pigmentation changes during pregnancy, but it provides Vitamin D. Get this vitamin through foods such as milk, fatty fish and eggs.
  • In the last trimester pregnancy speeds your metabolism to compensate for your weight gain, but beware of indigestion, heartburn and acidity issues.
  • The areola small pimple like sport near the nipples of women may enlarge and produce fluid that lubricates your nipples in preparation for breastfeeding.
  • In the last trimester due to extreme tension of labor many women report an increase in vivid dreams or nightmares.
  • Around 75% of mother’s during this week experience brown patches of pigmentation appearing on their skin specially forehead, cheeks, and neck. This is called ‘melasma’, ‘chloasma’ or hyper-pigmentation.  It is caused because during pregnancy your body makes extra melanin, which is the tanning hormone that your body produces to protect your skin from ultraviolet sunlight. Being exposed to the sun will darken the patches, so it’s really important to apply a sunscreen of SPF 20 or more. Wearing a scarf or hat can also protect your skin from the sun.
  • Braxton Hicks contractions you may practicing contractions in preparation for labor.
  • Nausea situation is extremely less and even you may find some relief in your third and final trimester of pregnancy.
  • As tummy gaining weight due to baby the stretch marks could be appearing. If you’ve avoided them until now, don’t be alarmed,you can do nothing to stop them forming. Just moisturizer your skin, although in the beginning they are red or pink and very visible, after the delivery they will fade to white and not be nearly as noticeable.
  • Mother’s breasts could start producing colostrum, an early form of breast milk. for new-born, it is clear to yellowish colored thick fluid, which is very high in antibodies and very necessary for baby immune system development. It means that your breasts are starting early lactation, getting ready to produce milk for your baby after it is born. If you have breastfed a baby previously, you may find you produce colostrum a little earlier.
  • Hemorrhoids  are basically group of balloon like swollen veins located in the lower  rectum region. These veins are swollen only due to pressure that exists during constipation or in pregnancy with the enlarged uterus pressure, in order to reduce discomfort and irritation by using gentle wipes or warm water on soft toilet paper after bowel movements and, of course, taking a lot of fiber food and drinking lots of fluids so your stool isn’t hard.
  • Mood swings are very common in the third trimester. You could noticed in yourself almost heartfelt with happiness one minute and in tears the next. Keep a box of tissues handy and be kind to yourself. Blame those  pregnancy hormones again which can depress your nervous system and cause symptoms similar to pre-menstrual tension.

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