30 Weeks Pregnant: What To Expect?

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     30 Weeks Pregnant: What To Expect?

30 weeks pregnant is six months and two weeks pregnant. 

Baby’s Growth During Pregnancy – Week 30

Now, your fetus’ brain is taking on those characteristic grooves and indentations. The reason for the different appearance: Those wrinkles allows for an increased amount of brain tissue — a necessary change as your baby prepares to develop street smarts for life outside your womb. 

Your baby’s bone marrow has completely taken over production of red blood cells (before, tissue groups and then the spleen took care of producing the blood cells). 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.

What is the Baby’s Size?

At 30 weeks pregnant, a baby is the size of a zucchini. Your 15.7-inch, 2.9-pound, the 30-week fetus continues to grow about half a pound and half an inch each week.

30-week Symptoms of Pregnancy

  • Weird dreams

Having strange dreams might be caused by your hormones, but it might also be the result of your nerves and anticipation. Be calm and do not overthink them.

The hormones are just going haywire. Try to pay attention to foods that are triggering your symptoms and try to avoid them.  You may even experience a lot of gas and indigestion. Also, you must talk to your doctor about what stomach remedies are safe. Stock up on some antacids, which are doubly awesome because they have lots of much-needed calcium. Consult your doctor before taking anything. 

As your uterus expands, it pushes against your lungs, causing you to feel short of breath. Don’t push yourself too hard, and sit down and rest if you feel yourself gasping for air.

  • Backaches

It is a side effect of hormones. To ease the pain a little, try to make some time for low-impact exercise. Sit and stand up straight and make sure you regularly stretch your body.

30 weeks pregnant belly

Total 30 weeks pregnant weight gain should be about 18 to 25 pounds. However, if you’re pregnant with twins, it may be more like 25 to 40 pounds. Fundal height—the distance from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus—should be around 28 to 32 centimeters.

At 30 weeks pregnant Braxton Hicks contractions are pretty common. These are your body’s way of gearing up for the main event (labor, of course). Braxton Hicks tend to happen after exercise or sex, or when you’re tired or dehydrated. If you get them, sit down or lie on your side, relax, and drink water. If the contractions don’t stop, or if you have four or more in an hour, call your doctor. It could actually be preterm labor.

During pregnancy at 30 weeks, baby’s position is still head up. Your 30-week fetus is floating comfortably in about 1½ pints of amniotic fluid. It may seem cramped in there, but he or she still has room to move around. Over the upcoming weeks, your belly will grow even further past your rib cage to accommodate baby, but he or she will still get a little more crowded as you approach your due date.

30 Weeks Ultrasound

If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you probably won’t have a 30 weeks pregnant ultrasound. But, if you could see what baby’s up to, here’s what you’d find some differences. Your 30-week fetus’ skin is now getting smoother, but his or her brain is getting wrinklier—that’s to make way for all that essential brain tissue. Your baby at 30 weeks is now also strong enough to grasp a finger.


  • Schedule your 32-week prenatal visit
  • Practice a hospital run
  • Maintaining good posture is essential throughout pregnancy to prevent aches and pains.

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