30 weeks pregnant

30 weeks pregnant

Your Developing Baby-
• When you’re 30 weeks pregnant, your baby is now 15.7 inches (40cm) long and weighs 3 pounds (1319gm).
• The amount of amniotic fluid will decrease, as he continues to grow in your uterus,
• His eyes can move from side to side, following a light source.
• Toenails are entering their final growth stage.
• Bone marrow is now in charge of red blood cell production. These red blood cells will continue to service your child’s body by transporting oxygen and removing the wastes.
• Your baby has the capability now to produce tears, when you’re 30 weeks pregnant.
• Your baby’s lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed.
• Early lanugo is beginning to disappear that served to protect your baby’s skin from the water in the womb. Your little one’s own hair may begin to appear.

Your Changing Body-
When you’re 30 weeks pregnant, your dreams might be getting even weirder, that could be a result of anxiety, so consider doing some prep work to help you rest easier.

30 Weeks Pregnant- Sign and Symptoms
• Heartburn, Trouble sleeping.
• Swelling—it’s totally normal, as long as it’s not sudden or severe.
• General discomfort, Shortness of breath. Because of your big belly.
• Fatigue, due to less sleep.
• Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy. The pregnancy hormones that allow you to maintain your pregnancy also slow the digestive process considerably. Exercising regularly and eating foods high in fiber, such as vegetables and whole grains, are great ways to keep everything regular.

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