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Pregnancy Week 30

Pregnancy Week 30

Baby Development

By this week, the baby weighs around 3 pounds. This week, the baby’s brain is getting developed by becoming wrinkly. These wrinkles are also known as convolution, and they function to have more neurons in the brain. As the baby has become quite big,  the belly is becoming cramped. So the baby would start acting out by kicking, jabbing, poking, and moving. It can be intense if external stimuli like sound, light, or food items the baby doesn’t like.

The baby’s hands have been developed and can now hold stuff. The brain and the fat cells currently regulate the baby’s body temperature. Lanugo are the tiny hairs that cover the baby’s body, which were used to regulate temperature and are now disappearing. The bone marrow has started producing red blood cells, completely taking over from the spleen.

Changes in mother

Your uterus has been increasing rapidly, so your belly is getting bigger and bigger. Some of the earlier pregnancy symptoms are now reappearing. The baby’s head presses your bladder, making you want to use the washroom. The breasts are tender and sensitive and are getting ready to produce milk. There will also be fatigue, headache, and indigestion.

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Pregnancy Week 30 symptoms

  1. movements – as the baby has grown a lot, it’s cramped inside your belly. So the baby kicks, turns, and moves a lot.
  2. Swelling in the feet and ankles – The pregnancy hormones in your body causes the feet and ankles to swell in a condition called edema
  3. Indigestion is a prevalent symptom that has been with you since the early days of pregnancy. It is caused due to relaxation of the muscles responsible for bowel movements. Taking many probiotic bacteria in yogurt and some supplements will help you digest your food and relieve Constipation.
  4. Headaches – are widespread. During this time, they are generally not a cause for concern. However, if they become too severe, such as migrainethen it’s better to have Tylenol to relieve some of the pain.

Important Tips

What to do

  1. Use pillows to keep your feet elevated
  2. Do light exercises
  3. Go for homemade and herbal skincare products

What to avoid

  1. Any chemical-based product it might be harmful to you and your baby
  2. Avoid heels as you might feel very unbalanced in them. go for flats only.
  3. Avoid food items that are calorific, spicy, or cause discomfort during digestion.

When to Consult a Doctor

  1. To ask if an episiotomy is required.
  2. Any unbearable pain.


The baby weighs 3 pounds and develops a wrinkly brain to accommodate more brain cells and fully formed hands. Mother has a big belly, sensitive breasts, indigestion, fatigue, stretch marks, and swelling. The mother should Do some light exercises and keep her feet elevated. She should avoid heels and chemicals, along with spicy and calorific foods.

  1. N H S
  2. Healthdirect Australia
  3. The Cleveland Clinic
    Fetal Development 
  4. The Mayo Clinic
    Fetal development
  5. Women Health
    Pregnancy: Stages of pregnancy


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