Week 30 of Your Pregnancy

29 weeks pregnant

77

Days to go

1.4

kgs
Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 30 weeks are:

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Forgetful brain

Forgetfullness is quite common starting from your second trimester and sometimes will continue even post-delivery. But this symptom is nothing to worry about. Once all the hormonal upheveals find a stability, your usual memory will come back and forgetfulness will become a thing of the past. Sleeplessness, fatigue, anxiety, and hormonal spikes can cause your forgetfulness, also termed as pregnacy brain since this is one symptom unique to pregnant women.

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Shortness of breath

There are multiple reasons for shortness of breath, one of the most common pregnancy symptoms. Sometimes, a mundane task such as walking a few steps can find you gasping for breath. Your heart is working faster, you are putting on pregnancy weight, your hormones are working on full force, your uterus is growing. All these factors can cause breathlessness. Needless to say breathlessness is not serious and will resolve once your have delivered your baby.

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Constipation

The human body is a wonderful creation. Did you know the main reason behind constipation during pregnancy? Your digestive system moves slowly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients from your food so that your baby can have the best nutrition possible. This slow movement, of course, causes you inconvenience, and the best way to combat it is by staying hydrated and eating fiber-rich foods.

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Heartburn

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too. Along with this, you can avoid foods that trigger heartburn such as coffee and tea, spices, and deep-fried foods. Your aim should be to eat foods that are nutrient-rich and at the same time easy to digest.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 16.1 inches(41cms)
Baby’s Weight: 1.4 kgs

Baby’s Lungs

Baby’s lungs are growing at a good pace although your baby will need help to breathe if he/she is born before 36 weeks.

Baby’s Brains

Baby’s brain was smooth until now. This week expect it to have those characteristic grooves and indentations. Baby’s brain surface now gets more wrinkly and is called convolutions. This is because it can hold more brain cells.

Baby’s Hands & Legs

This week you can expect your baby’s hands and legs to be fully formed. You may also get the chance to watch your baby grab its foot and put the toes in the mouth. Oh so cute!!! Right?

Baby’s Bone Marrow Cells

One of the major milestones this week in terms of your baby’s development is, now the bone marrow cells have taken over the production of red blood cells. Earlier the spleen and tissue cells took care of this.

Your's Changing Body

Feeling tired all the time? Needing to sleep more than normal? Blame it on the hormone progesterone. In addition, your body is trying to supply more blood to the developing embryo. As a result, your heart pumps faster. The hormones and the increasing metabolism both contribute to you feeling tired all the time. Don’t worry. Use this extra time to pamper yourself and take the much-needed rest

Insomnia can happen during any stage of pregnancy but is more pronouced during the second and third trimester. Hormonal imbalances, acidity and indigestion, growing belly, baby movements, all contribute to your sleeplessness.

Experiencing numbness, tingling, and pain in your wrists, arms, and fingers? This is most likely due to carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that happens due to pressing of nerves from all the swelling that takes place. The median nerve which is an important nerve get pressed which results in carpel tunnel syndrome.

Heartburns continuing to bother you? You may have to put up with this condition for some more time. As difficult as this may sound, acidity indicates continuing surge of hormones which means your pregnant body is continuing to do what it is supposed to be doing.

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