You are now quickly approaching your labor. In last few weeks, you will find yourself overcome by mixed feelings of anxiousness and happiness. On the other hand you are happy to have a baby in your arms, while on other side, you are worried about the complications that may arise at the time of labor. Premature labor is another major concern at this stage, particularly by those who are experiencing strong Braxton Hicks contractions.
Development in 30th Week Pregnancy
At 30 weeks pregnant, except for her immune system and lungs, almost all the other features are developed and if she born at this very stage, she has higher possibility of survival. Currently, your placenta is the major source of transferring antibodies from your body to your baby which keep your baby safe against infections.
These antibodies continue to be delivered to your baby through breastfeeding after her birth.
Appearance in 30th Week Pregnancy
Your baby is now having a relatively plumper body because of the fat deposits. She is most probably lying in head-down position with her knees curled up against her chest. The white sticky vernix is still covering her body.
Movement in 30th Week Pregnancy
At 30 weeks pregnant, she still has enough space to stretch her arms and legs. You will be able to feel her punching against uterus wall or scratching of her fingers against the wall. By now, you will be able to distinguish between her lying positions. You can also recognize the parts she is moving.
The baby is listening to the voices coming from external world though muffled. She is familiar with the voices of the people living in the home, such as yours, your partner, and her siblings if any. It is a good time to introduce this new baby to her siblings so that they can develop a better bond with them.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
Pregnant women have reported following pregnancy symptoms in week 30:
- Breast tenderness and fullness and darkening of areola
- Frequent/Regular Urination
- Stretch Marks and Itching
- Constipation, Indigestion and Headaches
- Round Ligament Pains
Category: 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy